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Old 05-14-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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I am having a problem with mice coming through my outside dryer vent. Its the flap type. Is there any kind of screen cover I can buy to stop this invasion? And I have taken steps to kill them once they are inside. But I would just like to keep them out. Any help would be appreciated.

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Any screen you put on there will collect lint and need regular cleaning. I am sure you could make something using the screen they sell for windows and it would be cheap.

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Thanks. I have thought of that but not sure how to attach the screen to the vent for easy removal to clean.
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post some pics. If you buy a whole roll of window screen and can find a way to attach it with a zip tie. I wouldn't clean it I would cut it off and replace it. You can figure that 8 dollar roll and 4 dollars of zip ties would last about a decade. Just make sure you remember to clean/change it before you have a fire
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sounds like it's ground level. extend it like a periscope so the mice can't reach that high. that might work. that way no screens need to be used
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Getting in the outlet of the vent simply gets them into the vent hose-how are they getting out of the vent hose into the laundry room? The vinyl type of hose is easy to chew through-check it carefully. If necessary, replace it with the foil type hose.

Any screen mesh small enough to keep out mice will clog up too fast with lint. Find a new type of vent configuration.

Are you positive that this is the only way they are getting in to your house?
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Never heard of that one.
If you would post a picture of what you have now someone could come up with some good ideas.

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