I found out that there was a family of rats living in the ductwork in our rental house.
This was really not a big surprise, that’s for sure! I was so surprised when I figured out that there were rodents down there that you could have knocked me over with a feather! I found out by accident the other day when I was trying to figure out what the smell was that was coming from the air vents in the house.
There was an awful smell coming from the air vents every single time the gas furnace would turn on in the winter. I did a whole bunch of research on different reasons that the gas furnace would start smelling bad and one of the reasons that I learned about was that there might be an infestation of some sort. That’s what made me go and look in the gas furnace room in the basement in the first place. I was thinking that it would be something random like a broken piece on the gas furnace but when I went down to the basement and turned on the lights, I saw that there were many rats running and scurrying over to the heating unit! They had been carrying bits and pieces of dog food and storing it in the heating unit, but whenever the gas furnace turned on, the smell of the dog food would come blasting through the heating vents upstairs! I was so shocked when I saw the rats! I wasn’t sure whether I should call the heating and cooling business first or the pest removal service!