Is Your HVAC System Pest Proof?

September 2, 2016

Pests can be a big problem for both businesses and homeowners. By choosing to ignore the pests, you invite bigger problems. Proper pest control can protect most parts of your home or building from pests; however, one part that is often overlooked is the heating and air conditioning system. According to St. Louis HVAC experts, pest proofing the HVAC components is important for keeping pests out of your home, protecting occupants from health hazards, and  preventing damage to expensive equipment. Damage Caused by Pests Pests can enter an HVAC system in several ways – in the space between HVAC components and in an area where pests are common. If pests manage to enter your heating system or its components, a variety of problems can occur. Pests can cause damage to HVAC components which they use to move through a house or where they are nesting. This can result in expensive repairs or even system replacement. Pests can also cause damage to the home itself. Indoor Air Quality Pest infestation in an HVAC system can cause numerous air quality problems. Dead rodents, droppings, and other debris left behind in the HVAC system or ductwork can cause a foul smell inside your home. If you use pesticides to treat the pest problem, harmful chemicals in...

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