Spooky Things You'll Find in Your Air Ducts

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Spooky season is upon us! Get in the spirit by reading some of these air duct horror stories that we’ve collected!

Do you fall asleep hearing a pitter-patter above your head? Did your child swear they saw a monster in the closet? There might be some fact to these creepy tales we weave as we fall asleep.

Mice and Rats

One of the most common types of animals you’ll find scurrying through your air ducts, and your attic are rats and mice. They’re small and able to squeeze through tiny spaces to make it inside of your home. They can be dangerous to have in your ducts for a few reasons. Both of these animals love to chew and can even chew through your ductwork in some cases. They’ll also leave toxic droppings which will end up spread throughout your home as air flows through the ducts.


Maybe what you heard wasn’t quite a pitter-patter and more along the lines of a slithering, swishing sound. If that’s the case, you might have a snake inhabiting your home’s air ducts!

That’s right, even snakes can somehow make into your home’s air conditioning system. They have also been known to nest in the condenser unit, although in these cases they typically are killed by the motion of the fan blades.


The scariest thing you can find in your air ducts might be mold. Since your air ducts are responsible for transferring air from the HVAC unit to the rest of your home, this means that if you have moldy air ducts, all of the air flowing through them could be contaminated.

The best way to ensure that the air flowing throughout your home is clean and safe is by scheduling annual duct cleanings. Our team at Homer Nine and Sons, Inc. is highly trained in improving and maintaining indoor air quality, and duct cleaning is one of the many services we offer.

Contacts us today by calling us at (724) 241-8698 or by visiting our website and learn more about how we can help you!

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