Are mice getting into your home through your dryer vent? Dryer vents can be an easy way for mice and other critters to get inside your home!
Dryers, dryer vents and the outside vent cap tend to get over looked, as all the activity happens inside the dryer and dryer vent so they appear maintenance free, which is far from the reality.
How Mice Get in Through Your Dryer Vent
Lint accumulation around the flaps starts to restrict the flaps opening and closing holding the flaps open to allow easy access for mice, chipmunks, rats, squirrels as well as wasps and bee’s. Heck we even pulled a live rabbit from a dryer vent!
These pests can follow the dryer vent through to the dryer escape into the home through the dryer. This is only so for mice as they are small enough to get through the blower fan housing. Larger pests either get stuck inside causing problems with dryer times or they die inside leading to awful smells.
How to Keep Mice from Entering your Dryer Vent and Your Home
Keeping mice out is something we all want to be able to do. Pest control companies will charge a hefty fee to remove mice by baiting the area, putting a screen over the dryer vent (a huge no no, this causes dryer fires) however there are steps you can take to prevent the need for pest control.
- Ensure the flaps outside on the dryer vent are clean, lint free and open and close freely
- Make sure the flaps sit flush with the vent cap and are not breaking or falling apart
- Replace the dryer vent cap if it looks old and worn
- Consider a pest proof dryer vent cap to keep them out!
Finally a Pest Proof Dryer Vent Cap or Cover That Keeps Mice and Critters Out
This is the best solution to keeping mice and pests out of your dryer vent and entering your home. It is also a fairly maintenance free dryer vent that works brilliantly to keep pests out but allows lint to escape better than any other dryer vent on the market!
How does the pest proof dryer vent work? It has 2 doors that both open when the dryer is running, nothing can enter as there is too much force when drying clothes. If something decides to try to get in they cannot because even if they cannot open both doors at the same time.
For Mouse or Mice Proof Dryer Vent Installation Call Us
If you would like your dryer vent cap replacing or your dryer vent cleaning, re-installing then please call us today on 905 966 0838 or contact us