Stop mice, rats, and other rodents from entering your home with Xcluder® - - the original, patented and USDA/APHIS tested rodent and pest blocker. The secret to Xcluder® is the coarse stainless steel wool interwoven with poly fibers. This eco-friendly, non-corrosive material creates a protective barrier against rodents and insects without using harmful chemicals or pesticides.
This special blend of poly fibers and stainless steel mesh "springs back," expanding to fit securely in place after it has been compressed to fit small holes and crevices. The result is an impenetrable, abrasive barrier that prevents rodents and insects from entering.
Use Xcluder® wherever you'd use steel wool for rodent control. Since it's made from stainless steel wool, Xcluder® won't rust, discolor, or stain like regular steel wool or a copper can. Xcluder® is a permanent solution trusted by pest control professionals.
Works as advertised. I can tell that some mice attempted to chew through it but gave up. Since installing this fabric around my shed doors, I have been able to finally eliminate a mouse problem and now can safely store power equipment in my shed again without worry about the mice nesting and ruining them. Thank you.
This stuff is the real deal. I've been in a pitched battle for Mouse Hill this autumn, and I believe this may turn the tide in my favor. Round one I located an entry point of the enemy, under the patio stoop, through a gap in the wood on top of the foundation. The gap was so large (2x4x5") I mixed up some Quickrete Vinyl Concrete Patching Compound, and troweled it in. While it was still wet, I cut patches of Xcluder and pressed them into the cement. I also stuck peices of Xcluder into every crevice in the immediate area. I'm confident that all I have to do is find an entry point, and this product will win the battle.
Highly recommended, so much that I am writing a new review to replace an original review that seems to have disappeared (different vendor?) Used this product a couple of years ago to fill about 90 irregularly-sized brick weep holes that were allowing mouse infiltration & have found it very effective. The product stays in place once installed, but is not particularly noticeable even with my very light-colored brick. I generally cut a 4" strip into 4 narrow strips that I pushed into the holes with a heavy screwdriver, but it was easy to make smaller or larger as needed. I was a little sad to eliminate an apparent overwintering location for some praying mantis. I bought a kit that included gloves & snips - great protective gloves but, after the first few clips with the snips, I had much better luck with a long-bladed scissor. Bought some additional rolls without the accessories to complete the project & know there will be a day I will be glad to have a little extra product on hand for a need that hasn't yet revealed itself. Neighbors were quoted prices - from reputable firms - that were literally in the thousands of dollars to attack mouse problems when there was an overwhelming rodent population increase both indoors and outdoors in our community. Still have an occasional mouse, but have solved the principal problem.
Review by The Adkins Family /
(Posted on 9/9/2016)
This product is more expensive than the copper mesh alternative. However, if you are dealing with determined mice trying to get into your house, it will keep them out. Previously, I installed copper mesh along a seam between my new house and the concrete edge of the basement below. This worked for a few days, until the mice figuered out how to pull the copper mesh out of the seam. Eventually, the copper mesh was on the ground and the mice were in the house. I replaced the copper mesh a couple of weeks ago with Xcluder steel-wool product and, walah!, the mice are unable to pull it out of the seam and my house is now mouse free. This product is worth every penny of its cost. My only caution is that you need to be very careful during the installation process. The product is painful to the touch, which keeps the mice from pulling it out of the seams. For these reasons, as you are installing it, you need to wear safety gloves and safety goggles, to prevent harm to yourself. Another advantage of this product, which I didn't expect, is that I now have no more crickets in the basement...apparently the mice weren't the only critters able to get through the copper mesh product.
For the past 4 years I suffered from mouse infiltration into my house, and since my house borders a wooded area it exacerbated the situation. It became a cat and mouse chase as i tried to develop ways of stopping them or killing them in the attic. Every year I would trap between 25-30 especially during the fall season in the north east. I tried copper mesh, which is good for small holes but quite flimsy for larger ones, 1/4in chicken wire for much larger holes and bait boxes surrounded the house. Still they managed to get through. Luckily the battle was fought in the attic and no sign of mice or dropping was ever found inside the house. But the fear was there as I would hear them in the ceiling between the floors. So far this year, after covering all external holes and under the siding with Xcluder, I have not heard a noise in the attic, and none of my traps (re-baited every 2 weeks) have caught a single mouse. Though I'm not ready to declare victory until the end of winter, I'm more hopeful than prior years, especially that they've been eating from the outdoor bait boxes.
The product is thick mesh and sharp, and requires gloves for handling. It's quite flexible and can be used in both small and larger holes, especially when covering under the siding. I cut 1 foot strips and pushed it tightly under the siding, and in certain areas i added a second strip. The fact that it's sharp makes it difficult for a mouse to bite and pull, as otherwise it would do with the copper mesh. I can only imagine the mouse's bloodied mouth when it bites into it.
This product is well worth the money, and if I had discovered it sooner, I would have saved hundreds of dollars from the exterminator to the copper mesh product.
Best of luck to all of you who are fighting this battle!