My ductwork got infested by squirrels

This is an old story, but I don’t think I’ve shared it here yet. This goes back to the first days of the COVID pandemic, when everything was getting crazy. I was on vacation with an online hookup, spending a few days at the beach, when the quarantine went into effect. I had to spend two weeks with this lady, which was definitely “too much, too fast” before I got to return to my house. I wouldn’t believe so much could happen in just 2 weeks, but during my absence my ductwork got infested with squirrels. As soon as I walked in the door I could tell there was a problem with the air quality. Even though the AC had been turned off for two weeks, the place shouldn’t have been this musty and foul-smelling. When I flicked the thermostat on to start the air conditioning, I heard a cacophony of noise coming from overhead. There must have been an entire family of critters up there, and when the HVAC system turned on they panicked and scattered to every corner of the house. I called the HVAC company that always handles my system, but they said they couldn’t help me. Before they could check out the system or clean out the air ducts I needed animal control to remove all the squirrels. It took a week before animal control could come out and clear the ductwork for me. Then it took another week for the HVAC company to have a team thoroughly clean all of my air ducts and vents.

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