Heating, Ventilation plus A/C tips for avoiding a bug infestation
My condo went from bug-free to bug infested, seemingly overnight, but it started with a few ants and then the roaches showed up, no amount of traps or poisons would get rid of them! Finally, the two of us had to call out the professionals, then while our condo was getting sprayed the two of us had to stay in a hotel, of course; This could have been love a mini holiday if not for the fact that the cooling system in the hotel was so noisy.
I am not joking when I say that the cooling system sounded love a garbage truck.
I made all sorts of banging, clanking, and other sounds. It was impossible to sleep with the cooling system on because of the sound and it was impossible to sleep with the cooling system off because of the heat. This went on for 2 mornings. When the two of us were finally given the red light to go back to our own cabin the two of us were absolutely ecstatic about it. But, of course, the two of us wanted to know what to do in order to keep the bugs from coming back. The exterminator told us a lot of usual sense things but then she also told us some things the two of us didn’t know. For example, she suggested getting a HVAC duct sealing done on our Heating, Ventilation plus A/C system so that bugs don’t get into the condo through gaps in our HVAC duct, and she also suggested running the cooling system whenever it is hot, even if the two of us are not home. Bugs hate cold, dry air. They thrive in warm, humid air, but so by using the cooling system more the two of us would make it harder for bugs to live.