My main complication was not wanting to gas or poison them all, mostly because I didn’t want to put toxins into the Heating and Air Conditioning system.
I told you that I would write a new blog once every one of us got settled into the new house. It has been a lot more problematic than I expected, and I was expecting a lot of problems! When you buy a house at auction, there are no guarantees, you get the house as-is. The roof is in particularly wonderful shape, thankfully, but a lot of the windows need to be substituted. All of the appliances have been detachd, easily by squatters, but thankfully they didn’t steal the copper pipes out of the walls. The central Heating and Air Conditioning plan is a mess, and hopelessly out of date, but every one of us expected to need to substitute it before every one of us ever saw it. The a single complication that I never saw coming with the issue with the ductwork, or more unique ly, what is living inside the ductwork! They were not big gross rats, thankfully, but having mice nested in the ductworks was only slightly less disgusting. My main complication was not wanting to gas or poison them all, mostly because I didn’t want to put toxins into the Heating and Air Conditioning system. If every one of us killed them all with poison, then a) the ductwork would be coated with that same poison and b) there would be a hundred dead mice cluttering up the Heating and Air Conditioning system. I had to call in an Heating and Air Conditioning tech and a pest control expert, and set up a meeting with both of them at once. Both of us needed to coordinate a plan of attack, because the house would not be livable until the ductwork was clear and clean.