Excluder Rodent Proofing Wire Mesh
A stainless steel no-rust material used to fill holes and cracks to prevent rodents and pests from entering your home.
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- Xcluder Fill Fabric is designed to stop gnawing and burrowing pests from entering your house, apartment, mobile home or building in a safe and environmentally responsive way.
- For preventing pest intrusion, Xcluder is superior and a permanent solution for rodent control!
- Xcluder is made from coarse stainless steel wool, which has sharp edges.
- Xcluder can be cut to any size or shape using ordinary scissors.
ALWAYS WEAR GLOVES AND USE CARE IN HANDLING AND CUTTING.
- Do not use Xcluder on surfaces that may exceed 132 degrees Celsius.
- Do not use Xcluder in electrical enclosures or receptacles.
HOW TO USE ME
- Step 1: Identify the fit – Identify the gaps and spaces where rodents can enter or where there is evidence rodents have entered.
- Step 2: Measure it – Measure the width and depth of the space using a tape measure as pictured or any other measuring device.
- Step 3: Cut it – Use sturdy, sharp scissors to cut a piece of Xcluder that is slightly larger than the opening (about 11⁄2x to 2x the width of the opening is usually sufficient).
- Step 4: Fit it – Firmly place the Xcluder into the opening. Be sure to fill the entire opening, leaving no gaps or spaces.
- Step 5: Pack it – Using the blunt side of a screwdriver, push the material into the opening so that it is flush to, or slightly below the surface of the opening. Properly installed, Xcluder will expand to form a better seal shortly after installation.
TIPS & TRICKS
- Along baseboards: Look under every sink in your home (kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, workroom, etc.). Zero in on where the pipes come through the wall, and check to see if there are gaps around any of the pipes. Anything ¼ inch (or roughly the diameter of a pencil) or larger should be filled with Xcluder® Fill Fabric.
- Around windows: Look at each window (if applicable, from both the inside and the outside) and search for any gaps or cracks around the window. Anything ¼ inch (or roughly the diameter of a pencil) or larger should be filled with Xcluder® Fill Fabric.
- Under and around doors: Look at every door that opens to the outside or into a garage. For apartments, look at any doors located on an external wall (e.g. the door the opens into the hallway).
- When the door is closed, look for gaps along the bottom of the If you can slide a pencil anywhere under the door, that’s an area pests can get in. Pro Tip: At night, turn on the lights in the house and step outside. Can you see light coming out from under the door? If so, there is a gap big enough for a rodent to slip through. Search for any openings between the door and the frame. Anything ¼ inch (or roughly the diameter of a pencil) or larger should be filled with Xcluder® Fill Fabric.
- Foundation: Walk around the perimeter of your home looking for any gaps, cracks or openings in the foundation or walls. Does your structure have weep holes (small openings in masonry walls that allow water to drain and air to circulate)? Xcluder® Fill Fabric’s mesh design allows both air and water to easily run through, while still blocking rodents or other pests from getting inside. Anything ¼ inch (or roughly the diameter of a pencil) or larger should be filled with Xcluder® Fill Fabric. Large or long gaps or cracks should be addressed by a professional.
- Roof: Do a visual inspection of your roofline to identify any gaps or holes larger than ¼ an inch (pay special attention to the space between the house and the roof eves). If you are using a ladder, always use caution! Small gaps or cracks ¼ inch or larger (or roughly the diameter of a pencil) should be filled with Xcluder® Fill Fabric. Large or long gaps or cracks should be addressed by a professional.
- Garage: Close the garage and look along the area where the garage door meets the floor and look for gaps. Specifically check to see if any light in under the door or there are any areas where you can slide a pencil in under the closed door.