Working with a residential renovation contracting firm is seriously interesting, because you see the side of people that others don’t see very often. I truly don’t mean a secret life lived by our clients, however I’m talking about how even the most germaphobic people can overlook sources of infestations plus mold in their own residences. For example, I fairly recently was given the task of helping the firm on a renovation project at a residence on the beach. The customer requested that we redo their family room plus expand its size, which required us to disconnect plus reconnect basically all of the appliances for the renovation. When the two of us arrived plus began our project, the two of us noticed that the entirety of the residence was completely pristine – every surface scrubbed, every carpet free of stains… We thought, hey – the two of us didn’t mind in the least actually working in a disinfected residence for a change! Well, the two of us spoke too soon, as we moved each appliance plus found gigantic piles of bugs both dead plus alive. That wasn’t the worst part either, as the two of us had to create a new opening for the air duct to account for the stove exhaust. When we began sealing the old opening in the wall, the two of us noticed a bunch of scratching noises in the ducts. When we peered our flashlights in, the two of us saw a large number of birds in the air duct eating bugs all over the ducts! It was easily disgusting to see, plus it was difficult to understand how bugs could find their way into the space. Either way, the two of us had to put the project on hold plus call a clean-up team to address the pest problem.