Why Mice And Rats Can't Chew Through Stainless Steel Mesh?

Nov. 26, 2021

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If you already have rats or mice on your property, we don't have to tell you how annoying they are. Fortunately, you don't have to put up with these furry pests any longer.


Mouse proof wire mesh can be applied to vents, soffit screens, floor drains, foundation vents, gutters, fan guards, chimneys, and exposed ducts throughout your house. The material can also be installed under your porch and throughout your yard and garden to keep critters out.


Why mice and rats can't chew through stainless steel mesh?

If you are using a strong type of stainless steel mesh with minimal gaps between each piece of steel, such as Domine stainless steel insect screen, then rats and mice will have a challenging time making their way past any area where you lay this type of mesh down.


There are two types of stainless steel. Stainless Steel 304 and Stainless Steel 316.

Because of its versatility and strength, stainless steel is often referred to as a versatile tool for many applications. 

Stainless Steel Insect Screen

Stainless Steel Insect Screen

Stainless steel 304 and stainless steel 316 are designed to discourage the targeting of rodents, especially in the home.


Stainless steel 304 and stainless steel 316 are versatile and long-lasting while being highly resistant to rust and corrosion due to their nature and a high source of availability.


This is mainly because closing the wire mesh together makes it difficult for the mice/rats to bite down on it with their teeth, thus making it difficult for them to pass. This, coupled with the fact that the stainless steel mesh is already a solid material, makes it difficult for rats to pass through.


How to determine if stainless steel mesh is needed for mice and rats?

Now that we know why stainless steel mesh keeps these rodents away, we need to actually determine if you need to use it.

Stainless Steel Insect Screen

Stainless Steel Insect Screen

Let's say there is a small gap or crack in the foundation or siding of your home that could be an entry point for rodents.

You have identified this as a possible entry point for rats or mice as they have a clear path to the internal structure of the building. To stop rats from entering until you can find a more permanent solution, you may need to use stainless steel mesh as it is very simple to install.


Both rats and mice have the ability to chew on softer objects such as plasterboard, timber, and concrete that have not been properly finished. By nature, these rodents will have a much harder time getting past anything harder than their teeth, which is another reason why stainless steel mesh works so well.


You can order in bulk through the metal mesh manufacturer to get a reasonable price on stainless steel insect screens. Let us help you find the best rat-proof wire mesh for your home. When you contact us, please provide your detailed requirements. That will help us give you a valid quotation.


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