Weep Hole Condition Can Impact Installation Of Weep Hole Screens
Rid-O-Mice is the perfect wall vent cover regardless of the condition of your weep holes,
however you may need to clear trash mortar or cut Rid-O-Mice to fit the non uniform holes.
The Perfect Weep Hole
Uniform mortar at the top and bottom of each hole, inside smooth walls all the way to the back of the brick. No fuss, no muss, just push Rid-O-Mice in.
The Stubborn Weep Hole
Trash mortar lines the inner hole impeeding airflow. Must be drilled out to all for installation of cover. A small number of our customers experience this, it depends on the luck of the brick layer draw.
The Imperfect Weep Hole
Height and width with vary, and the holes may be crooked, yet these are no issue. Below we show how to modify for longer weepholes.
What To Do With Trash Mortar If You Have It
We find about 3% of our customers complain about stubborn trash mortar filled weep holes. Unfortunately there is nothing we can do with our product to make it easier. It has to do with the brick layer. The best approach is to use a masonry drill bit and remove as much of the trash mortar as possible.
Trash Mortar Can Range From None To Light To Severe
If drilling the mortar is not a job for you, find a local handyman to take it on.
This home owner was not able to push Rid-O-Mice into the weep hole. He sent in this photo illuminated by a flash light and we were able to advise the importance to use a mortar drill to clear the following areas however ensuring to remain inside the box.
Specifically, don't drill mortar above nor below the brick line.
(Wear eye protection when drilling)
It is difficult to make the inner box square with a round drill bit, and that is why our covers have bevelled edges.
With a little bit of work the home owner was able to clear the mortar, clean out the hole and install the covers.
This work is fairly easy but you can always hire a handyman for a reasonable fee.
Managing Weeps Taller Than 3 Inches
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.