This is the time of year pesky little rodents try to get into our homes for a winter safe-haven. This rat’s nest material was found recently in a local home’s air duct system by Marshall Mah of Modern PURAIR®. In another house, Marshall found several mouse skeletons wedged between the circuit board and the door of the furnace. The residents had to replace the entire circuit board just to get the furnace working again.

To help prevent rodents invading your home, Marshall recommend that people check for missing vent covers and make sure vents that screwed on tightly; check that air is coming from all vents; fix disconnected air ducts; block any ‘ducts to nowhere’ and look for feces inside vents.

Although this may not be the most fun winter-prepping task, this semi-annual check up can make your house cleaner and healthier to live in.