The Heating & A/C company wouldn’t do anything about the ductwork until the creatures were detached.
When folks learn that I went on an 8 long holiday and traveled through 17 countries, they always say that I was “lucky.” Lucky doesn’t describe it. I have been planning this trip for the last 3 years, while saving up the money I needed to take it. Over that time I stopped doing anything fun, I scrunched away every spare dollar I had, because I was so intent on making this dream holiday happen. Does that sound like fortune to you, or like hard work? The trip itself was amazing, however returning home was anything but. While I was gone some raccoons had somehow gotten into an exterior ductwork that runs along the side of our roof. From there, the nasty little critters had gotten into the crawlspace in the attic, and now they were meandering freely throughout the ductwork all over the house. Based on the amount of pitter-pattering footsteps in the ductworks, I guess there were at least 4 creatures, maybe as many as 5! I spoke with the Heating & A/C repair company to ask for an inspection, however the guy on the cellphone told me it was impossible. The Heating & A/C company wouldn’t do anything about the ductwork until the creatures were detached. He sent me the number for creature control, and said when the ductworks were clear they would send someone out to inspect, repair, and disinfect them. I have to wait 4 days for the creature control specialist to arrive. I can still hear all the creatures playing in our ductwork.