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Dead rodents in home air ducts is a very common situation that many homeowners have experienced, or will encounter. The great news is that the animal and odor can be removed completely. 

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Who to call?

If you are not comfortable handling this situation yourself, call your local Pest Control specialist and then call DeHart!

We can check and repair the damage to your ductwork and HVAC system to ensure your comofort!

Step 1: Track the Scent

In some situations, it may be take time to realize the smell of a decomposing animal is in your attic, air ducts or even your crawlspace.

If you are able to track the location of the scent directly to an air conditioning vent; carefully remove the vent cover and try to look for the rodent.

Make sure to contact your local waste disposal deparmtent to understand the policies when dealing with the disposal of dead animals.

If you see the rodent and it is within a comfortable reach for you…

Proceed to Step 2!

Step 2: Remove the Rodent

Now that you have located the rodent; for your safey, you will need to make sure you carefully remove it with these following items:

  1. Rubber Gloves
  2. Garbage bag
  3. Paper towels / throwaway mop
  4. Wire coat hanger
  5. Disinfectant spray

Make sure that your rubber gloves are on before having contact with the decomposing animal.

If the rodent is out of reach, you could use a metal coat hanger to pull it closer to you for disposal.

When you have it in the garbage bag, make sure you remove it immediately from your home.

As soon as you have removed the carcass from your home, clean the area throughly with the disinfectant spray & a mop or napkins to get rid of all lingering oders.

It is very important make sure a thorough inspection and cleaning is done to your home to ensure there are no other entry ways for more rodents to enter your home.

If you are unable to see but can smell the decomposing animal, you may need to call your local pest control experts to help during this time.

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Step 3: Plug up the Leak

During the maintenace check up, the inspcection of your system and ductwork could reveal how the animal was able to enter your home in the first place. It is also likely to uncover any duct leaks that are effecting your energy efficiency in your entire home. 

With the duct cleaning, our experts ae able to scrub and disinfect any areas that the rodent had contact with.

Allow you and your family to have peace of mind knowing you are enjoying the complete comfort in your home. 

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Why DeHart?

We’ve been the name to know for reliable heating repair service in Modesto and the surrounding areas for nearly 72 years! If you’re looking for furnace services like heating repair and dependable HVAC replacements, call DeHart first!

At DeHart, we are eternally grateful to our dedicated, friendly, hardworking employees. We feel sincere pride in how our team puts our customers first, every time.

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Give our team a call 209-566-1946 or send us your best contact information below for us to call you!

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