Keeping Mice Out of a Dryer Vent?

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Mice can enter your home through very small holes. You don't want your dryer vent to become a thoroughfare for these pesky rodents. This is a page about keeping mice out of a dryer vent.


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December 7, 2006

I'm having trouble keeping mice out of my dryer vent. They sneak right in through the louvers.

Granny from El Paso, IL


By K from Oz (Guest Post)
December 7, 20060 found this helpful

Maybe you could try cover the vent with some mesh with holes large enough not to restrict ventilation, but small enough that the mice cannot get through.

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December 11, 20061 found this helpful

Stuff some steel wool in the louvres. The air can still pass thru, but mice won't be able to.

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By mawmawto4 (Guest Post)
December 11, 20060 found this helpful

I bought a plastic cover that just screws into the wall. It covers it but has small slits for the air to vent so nothing can get through it. Very cheap fix.

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December 13, 20060 found this helpful

Attach a piece of metal window screening to the pipe. Just make sure to clean the lint so the vent does not get clogged, or it can pose a fire hazard.

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