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 58 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 (27), Getting started (24), Master gardener (4)

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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..

                  (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.

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