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 59 reviews)

78%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy assembly (26)
  • Attractive (8)
  • Capacity (6)

Cons

  • Difficult to aerate (3)

Best Uses

  • Leaves & brush (16)
  • Ecological waste disposal (11)
  • Fruit rinds (11)
  • Fertilizer production (10)
  • Kitchen scraps (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (28), Getting started (24), Master gardener (4)

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4.0

Glad it was available

By Brumhilda

from Eden Prairie, MN

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Size Mesh
  • Needed To Keep Out Pests

Cons

  • Needs To Be Larger

Best Uses

    Comments about Rodent Screen:

    I talked with a Customer Service rep before I purchased the rodent screen who said it would fit tight in the bottom of my composter. But not so!! I wired it in but had to spend extra time and effort that I wasn't expecting. Please enlarge to fit tightly in the bottom. Overall good quality, though.

     
    4.0

    Very useful

    By Joyce

    from Boston MA

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Assembly
    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Ecological Waste Disposal
      • Fertilizer Production
      • Kitchen Scraps
      • Leaves & Brush

      Comments about Rodent Screen:

      We compost in an urban yard so rodent proofing is important. We have used this bin for years but the original rodent screen didn't last. I am happy to get a sturdier replacement .

       
      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.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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..

                    (7 of 7 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.

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