Pests and Your HVAC System: What You Need to Know

HVAC contractors in Burlington County know that homeowners should take preventative steps to avoid infestation of their systems by pests. Though no homeowner wants to think about the possibility of these furry pests making a home in their HVAC systems, residential systems often provide the perfect opportunity for animals to escape from the cold, build a nest, and start a family. Some of the most common residential pests include:

  • Rats and mice.Rodents love to make their homes in warm, tight spaces—and your HVAC system looks perfectly appealing for rats and mice on the hunt for a new space to live. Rodents often cause significant damage by chewing through wires, which can lead to costly repairs.
  • Spiders. Spiders have small bodies and they can easily worm their way into our HVAC systems through small cracks and holes. Though many spiders don’t have enough venom to seriously harm humans, they can cause damage to your ductwork by building nests.
  • Cockroaches. Like spiders, cockroaches can easily squeeze into small spaces within your HVAC system. Many homeowners report that when cockroaches have taken up residence in their ductwork, they can hear a loud scurrying sound as they move about. Cockroaches may not be strong enough to chew through wiring and cause permanent damage, but they can cause serious health and safety hazards to the people living in your home, as cockroaches often carry diseases.

Regular maintenance can help your HVAC system avoid infestation from four-legged guests. HVAC contractors in Gloucester County, such as those working with A.M. Botte Mechanical, LLC, can clear your HVAC system of any damage-causing pests, as well as lead you into a warmer and safer new year. Give our team a call today at 888-729-9215 to learn more or to schedule an appointment!