Rodent Screen
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Exclusive | Rodent Screen Keeps Pests Out of Your Compost

  • Keeps rodent pests out of Deluxe Pyramid Composter
  • Tight mesh is more effective than screens made from hardware cloth
  • Long-lasting, powder-coated finish

Gardeners like you helped our R&D team design a better rodent screen — one with a tighter mesh, no sharp edges and a baked-on powder-coating so it won't rust.

  • Powder-coated, rigid wire mesh with metal trim casing
  • 24" square
  • Gardener's Supply Exclusive

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Rodent Screen
 
3.5

(based on 57 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy assembly (25)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Capacity (6)

Cons

  • Difficult to aerate (3)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (15)
  • Fruit rinds (11)
  • Ecological waste disposal (10)
  • Fertilizer production (9)
  • Kitchen scraps (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (26), Getting started (24), Master gardener (4)

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4.0

Rats in the compost

By Princess Paula

from Houston, TX

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy Assembly

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Rodent Screen:

      I used the screen from the get go. It worked for years, but a week ago when I opened the compost bin we had a family of small rats who had taken up residence in the bin. I opened it and they just looked like I was their personal chef, and said "What do you have for me today?" I'm assuming a hole has developed in the screen after a few years of use. The price may be a bit steep if it is necessary to replace every few years. Irregardless, I'm getting another screen. I use it with the Deluxe Pyramid Composter which works great. Black gold.

       
      3.0

      Small but adequate

      By Frog Lady

      from Cumberland, ME

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Sturdy
      • Well-made

      Cons

      • Small
      • Sold Separately

      Best Uses

      • Coffee Grounds
      • Ecological Waste Disposal
      • Fertilizer Production
      • Fruit Rinds
      • Kitchen Scraps
      • Leaves & Brush

      Comments about Rodent Screen:

      The rodent screen is well made; however, it is a little small. An inch or two larger and it could slide into the grooves under the clean-out doors of the composter, thus actually being installed into the composter rather than just lying on 2 pieces of plastic curved under the sides where it may have shifted with my first toss of grass clippings. I also feel it should be part of the composter itself instead of being sold separately.

       
      3.0

      Severely corroded after several years

      By Tristan

      from Indianapolis, IN

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • EASY to use

      Cons

      • Degrades

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rodent Screen:

        I've used this screen for 5 or 6 years and just moved to a new house and brought my composter and this screen, which I haven't seen since I last moved. It now has huge rust chunks all over it and numerous holes. Granted, it appears to have fulfilled its intended purpose, but rather than buying another one every 4 or 5 years, I'll likely just lay mesh over what remains of the screen to try to keep pests out.

         
        5.0

        must have for composters

        By Goldie

        from Erie, PA

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Assembly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Leaves & Brush

          Comments about Rodent Screen:

          perfect for breaking down all those falling leaves. I used to bag about 70 bags for the dump each year but this has helped me reduce that load greatly. Since I have a lot of trees in my back yard I was worried about the vermin but haven't had any issue. Of course, if i could remember to close the lid all the time those silly squirrels wouldn't be able to bury their peanuts.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Worth every penny

          By Kevlar

          from Bangor, PA

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy Assembly
          • Easy to install
          • Good Quality Materials

          Cons

          • Not A Tight Fit

          Best Uses

          • Stop Mice From Entering

          Comments about Rodent Screen:

          This is a good addition to the Pyramid composter. I would have given it 5 stars except that it is a bit too small for a snug fit and I had to use duct tape to keep it in place.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Not a perfect fit, but does the job

          By Karen, New Gardener

          from Gorham, ME

          About Me Getting Started

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Does the Job
          • Easy Assembly

          Cons

          • Doesn't fit well

          Best Uses

          • Kitchen Scraps
          • Leaves & Brush

          Comments about Rodent Screen:

          The rodent screen does the job it's intended to do, but the fit isn't the best. I laid it on the ground and sat the composter on top of it making the composter a bit wobbly. I think there must be a way to make this so it fits quite well. Either way, it works and wasn't too expensive. I still recommend it to keep the bottom dwelling critters out of the compost!

           
          3.0

          Rodent screen

          By None

          from Gardner CO

          About Me Master Gardener

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Rodent Screen:

                brand new just starting to use..

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Doesn't fit well

                By Eric

                from Washington, DC

                About Me Getting Started

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Rodent Screen:

                      Having read the past reviews--I thought "Oh, they just have to be installing it incorrectly." But no, I received mine and the fit is downright strange. Technically, it does cover the open space in the bottom of the composter, but it does not appear to be well designed for that purpose. It just kind of sits in the space--not snug, not tight, not well.

                      The screen is well made and uses great materials--but the basic fit of it leads to some pause.

                      I only recommend because it is probably better and more effective than trying to create one on your own. But this is far form a ringing endorsement.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      3.0

                      kind of expensive

                      By Chickenwire

                      from Vernon, CT

                      About Me Getting Started

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Very solid

                      Cons

                      • Could be a bit larger
                      • Slightly small

                      Best Uses

                      • Keeping out rodents

                      Comments about Rodent Screen:

                      Nice and sturdy/solid. However, the fit is rather loose. Could be a smidge bigger. Thought [$] was a bit much for just a screen, even though it is a heavy solid item.

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good idea but not a perfect fit

                      By Joan

                      from Madison, WI

                      About Me Avid Gardener

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Rodent Screen:

                            This rodent screen supposedly fit the composter I bought, but I had to tape it in place to keep from having big gaps that rodents could have squeezed through.

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                            • Learn how to compost your kitchen and yard waste, using a compost bin, a pile or a composter.

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