The HVAC system in your Whiteface, Texas, home is a source of comfort for your family throughout the year. However, it’s also a place many pests may choose to call home. If you think you may have some invading pests but aren’t quite sure what they are, here are a few that can severely damage your HVAC system.
Mice love the warmth of the furnace, especially during cold weather. Most often, mice set up shop in the air intake of your furnace, which you’ll find next to the air filter. If you have mice hiding there, you can usually smell these culprits when you turn on the furnace; it will smell of urine, feces, or decay. To alleviate the situation, you may want to put some glue traps or mousetraps in the area and check them frequently.
It’s also important to note that the frequency of infestation increases greatly with neglected or older HVAC systems. If you live in an older home, it becomes even more important to get a tuneup, as our technicians can find potentially problematic areas.
There’s nothing more disgusting than having roaches invade your home. The problem is that roaches love to hide in hard-to-reach places, especially in your air ducts. Not only do the ducts provide undetectable passage from room to room, but they also offer the moisture necessary to keep colonies thriving. Pest traps are usually the best prevention here, as insecticides may be blown through your home when the unit kicks in.
Larger animals can also wreak havoc on your HVAC system, yet they’re easier to detect. It’s easy to hear a squirrel scamper through the vents, so detection of this one is easier. If you do find a squirrel in the vents, using a trap or a pest extermination company can eradicate the problem.
The best way to keep pests out of your home is by prevention. With some proper HVAC care from BTAC, Inc., you can keep these unwanted tenants from entering your home. Call us today at 806-589-1014.
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