The ventilation system at my house is arguably the worst I’ve ever seen. Of the four different houses I’ve called home in the past 20 years, I’ve never had to worry about hearing pigeons flying around within the ductwork. I’ve also never had to listen to pecking and biting between said pigeons and rats, at all hours of the night! After dealing with the war between flying and grounded rats for the past few months, I’ve had my fill – and saved the necessary funds to pay for pest control. Once I paid to have the exterminators come by the house, they went upstairs and got to work removing the pests. Midway through, one of the exterminators came down to tell me that I’d better go ahead and schedule an appointment with a heating, ventilation and air conditioning contractor to get a quote on vent renovation. I knew it was probably going to need some patchwork to deal with whatever damage the pests caused, but I didn’t think the entire duct system had to go. Well, when the exterminators were done, they had me come upstairs and take a look at the ductwork. I couldn’t believe the damage that these stupid rats and pigeons did to the ducts! There were softball-sized holes in the ducts all over the place where the rats chewed their way in and out. I was definitely going to have to prepare for getting the entire duct system replaced. I sure hope the HVAC Company lets me make payments over time, because there’s no way I can afford to pay for an all-new duct system up front! The exterminators recommended a contractor they often work with, and said he usually lets his customers pay installments for services.