The Smell of the Dead

A strange phenomenon happened when I turned on my air conditioner last month. A really bad smell started coming out of the vents. It was unlike any smell I had ever come across in my life. It was a smell worse than death. It was as if something had died, then that had been eaten my something else, and that died too. The only way I could think of to get rid of the smell was to call for HVAC repair in NYC, as a repair person would have the tools to look in the air conditioner and find the source of the smell.

A repair man came early in the morning to take a look at the air conditioner. I was hoping to get it fixed before the sun came out and made the temperature start to rise. He opened the air conditioner and took a look around, stuck his hand inside and pulled out a dead rat. All this time, that horrible smell was being caused by a rodent that died in the system. I hadn’t seen any rats around my home, so this one was the first. I don’t know what caused it to die, but I guess I should be glad that it’s not running around the house.

Finding a rat in the air conditioner freaked me out, because I was afraid that there were more rats lurking around, waiting to get into the house. I called an exterminator and asked him to look around for any traces of rats and any other pests that may have decided to make a home without me knowing. The exterminator didn’t find any rats lurking around, but he did find some ants that had been chewing at the wood in my garage. Just when you think everything is fine, something else comes up.