Mouse Problems And Solutions Start With Brick Weeps
When outfitting your brick weep vents with Rid-O-Mice covers you need to take into account the height of the holes.
With a measuring tape in hand measure a few different holes to quickly get the answer.
My Weep Holes Are 3 Inches In Height
This is a really straight forward solution. The Rid-O-Mice 2.75 inch covers are perfect for the job. Simply insert the covers centered into the hole vertically. This will leave a gap at the top and bottom of the hole roughly the same as the gaps in the cover's grill. You are all set!
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My Weep Holes Are Taller Than 3 Inches
In this case you will want to insert a full length 2.75 inch cover into the hole flush with the bottom of the weep hole. Then taking shears, cut another cover to the size of the gap at the top of the hole. Then insert the cut peice so it fits in seamlessly. Use clean, dry shears and wear gloves and eye protection when cutting and handling the cut peices.Time To Order
I thought it would be useful to you to know that, about 6-7 years ago, I had purchased from you several SS weep-hole barriers to prevent further mice intrusions into our brick-walled house. As you may remember, this was my last-resort method to do this, as I had recurrent problems each year with mice entering into the attic area principally, and some other areas within the house walls. I could not figure out where the entry points were, and it was a complete enigma to me even after consulting with several pest-control specialists. Points-of-entry via brick-wall weep holes had never even crossed my mind, and , had never even been suggested by those specialists. Until I saw your Web site!! It was like "AHAAAA" That's it!!!! In a nutshell: after installing the R-O-M barriers in all of the weep holes around the house, the mice-intrusion problem disappeared within days of their installation!! This problem has NEVER RECURRED SINCE!! Really effective & durable, and really, really worth it considering the lasting peace-of-mind it gives my wife & I!! Thanks again for your fine product!
It seems like a couple of times each year I was battling with the odd mouse. I set traps along the outside walls and had to resort to poison where I noticed their beautiful brown pellets usually in the furnace room but also under our dishwasher. That seemed to work temporarily. A friend of mine in the pest control business told me about Rid-O-Mice so I asked him to come by and take care of it. Haven't had any issues since.
We had elongated weep holes... meaning the weepholes extended above and below the actual brick. We were able to purchase some spare stainless inserts and cut them to fill in the gaps created by the abnormal height of the weep holes. Not all were like this but some were and it worked perfect!! See Wes's blog post with pictures here - Elongated Weep Holes
Last year we bought a 30 year old home and our home inspector pointed out the house had signs of mice. Just the thought of that didn't appeal to us but everything else about the house was right for us. Fortunately our home inspector gave us great information on how we could prevent the mice from getting in. That is when we met Rid-O-Mice who helped us protect our largest investment.