Fluff cycle only, pleaseCourtesy dryer vent wizard
You can’t blame this bird for picking a dryer vent for its home—it’s warm, safe, and dry! “While seemingly harmless, bird nests in dryer vents can cause poor dryer efficiency, human respiratory infections, and dryer fires,” says Jason Kapica, president of Dryer Vent Wizard. “The safest way to remove a nest once spotted is to call a professional.” That’s because built-up lint is extremely flammable and a fire hazard. It’s one of 15 hidden home dangers you should never ignore.
What’s a small hole?Courtesy fantastic pest control
A completely renovated kitchen is a pleasure—at least until you notice the mice droppings. Imagine the surprise Jordan Foster, pest technician with Fantastic Pest Control, got when he saw this gaping hole in the wall. “A family had their kitchen refurbished and the contractors left a giant hole in the wall,” says Foster, allowing the rodents to come and go as they pleased. Here are 13 more horrible home improvement fails you won’t believe are real.
Crawly bedfellowsCourtesy fantastic pest control
Foster says this was the most disgusting and shocking bedbug infestation Fantastic Pest Control ever witnessed. Believe it or not, people were actually living in the house. “The buggers were literally everywhere, and I still can’t comprehend how somebody could have lived in these conditions—bugs were falling on top of them from the ceiling,” he says. Don’t miss these 13 must-know secrets about creepy household pests.