Chilly fall temperatures are only weeks away for the Garland, Texas area, and pests will be searching for places to stay snug and dry. Unfortunately, one of those places may be inside your HVAC system. There are several pests that can wreak havoc on your home.

Types of Pests Found in HVAC Systems

Small mammals nesting in or near your HVAC units can cause serious problems. Raccoons building shelters inside your homes air ducts will cause damage to the ducts and create problems with indoor air quality. Rabbits nesting near the outdoor units can cause power shortages or surges when wires get frayed. Nesting materials reduce efficiency by crowding the outdoor unit.

Rodents like rats and mice search for warmer places to nest in autumn. Rats that nest inside air ducts cause pollution from droppings, nesting materials, and rotten food. Mice may nest inside your outdoor unit causing an electrical fire or system failure. Rodents are notorious chewers and will chew through insulation and sealants along ducts and wiring outside.

Insects like spiders and cockroaches can invade your home through unsealed ducts, windows, and doors. These bugs cause indoor air quality problems, and treating for infestation leads to more air issues when pesticides come into play. Outside, anyone working or playing near your HVAC system that’s home to a nest of wasps or hornets runs a risk of being stung.

Regular Maintenance and Pests

When one of our skilled technicians inspects your HVAC system, he will check for signs of pests like nests and droppings. We see places in your home that no one else probably ever will, and we know exactly what to look for to help keep pest infestation at bay.

To keep your Garland, Texas HVAC system pest free and running in tip-top shape, call Willard Heating and Air Conditioning at 972-395-5139. We’re glad to discuss any of our preventative maintenance options or help with any other concerns you may have about your HVAC system.

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