Rodent Screen
Rodent Screen

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 62 reviews)

77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy assembly (27)
  • 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 (29), Getting started (24), Master gardener (5)

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3.0

Please check your reviews

By Susan

from Spokane, Wa.

Verified Buyer

Comments about Rodent Screen:

It is of good quality material and workmanship, and easy to place from the top of the bin. However, after years of feedback from customers, Gardeners Supply, I don't understand why you haven't re-sized it just a little larger to fit more snugly in the pyramid composter. Also, to allow worms to work through the screen easily , I would size the mesh gauge just a little larger.

 
4.0

Sturdy, but please make it larger!!

By gramma ann

from Pittsburgh, PA

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

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    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Rodent Screen:

        When I bought this rodent screen for my pyramid composter years ago, I was surprised that it was just barely big enough to screen the bottom area, and I noticed that reviews at the time mentioned this. I thought by now this would be addressed, but when I recently bought an additional composter and screen there was no difference. As it is, the screen can be inadvertently pushed to the side far enough to allow a gap for rodents to enter.
        ---Please Folks, ENLARGE THE SCREEN!!!--- It is a good product, but would be perfect if it was bigger

         
        3.0

        I guess it works

        By jackie

        from CT

        About Me Master Gardener

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Assembly

        Cons

        • Flimsy

        Best Uses

          Comments about Rodent Screen:

          Basically it is a piece of screen that fits into the bottom of the pyramid composter - not real sturdy but I hope it does the trick and keeps the rodents out.

           
          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.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            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.

                  (2 of 2 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.

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

                      There are no special shipping restrictions or charges associated with this item. For detailed information about our delivery methods and charges, click here.

                      We're proud of the fact that this item is shipped to you directly from our warehouse in Vermont, by one of our 250 employee-owners. In-stock items are packed with care and shipped within the next business day to ensure prompt delivery to your home and garden!

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