Best Weep Hole Covers

This article features the best weep hole covers to be used in and out of the house to help block out rodents and other annoying pest.


What are weep holes?

Weep holes are little pockets of holes seen usually at the bottom of buildings that are designed to vent moisture and ensure the integrity of the property.

Here’s the thing, bricks are actually porous material that absorbs water (i.e when it rains or simply the moist). The weep hole is designed to allow water to be drained out and to allow ventilation to help dry the structure.

With these weep holes come the issues where rodents and other pest have access to enter the structure of the house.


What are weep hole covers?

Weep hole covers are unique devices that allow proper airflow and moisture management, while putting up a barrier between the house and outside rodents (and other pest).

It’s an environment friendly way to keep rodents and insects out without the use of harmful chemicals or pesticides (as the saying goes, prevention is better than cure).

With rodents block out of the house, we can focus on solving rodents already inside the house with these rat killers and traps.


 ProductPrice
1Rid-O-Mice Stainless Steel Weep Hole Cover Check Price
2Stuf-Fit Copper Mesh Rats & Mice Control Check Price
3Xcluder Rodent Control Steel Wool Fill Fabric DIY Kit Check Price
4KOHLER K-9136-CP Shower Drain Cover Check Price

Rid-O-Mice 2.75 Inch Stainless Steel Weep Hole Cover

>> Best Weep Hole Cover for Brick Wall

The Rid-O-Mice Weep Hole cover is made from spring stainless steel that is built for the outdoors. It’s high quality ensures that mice chew through or pull them out.

Installation is easy and the width can easily be adjusted by cutting it. They look good after installation, while maintaining wall ventilation and moisture escape (unlike mesh or fabric).

On top of mice, they can also block out bees, wasps, scorpions, snakes & lizards.

Pros
  • Easy to install
  • High quality & Sturdy
  • Made with stainless steel
  • Looks better than other weep hole covers
  • Easy to alter & cut
  • Maintains brick ventilation
  • Mice not able to chew through
Cons
  • Not cheap
  • Had to adjust height if too big

Tip: Use a small hammer and wide flat-blade screwdriver to help tap them in.

[May: Sidenote, my brother installed the extra ones for his neighbor for free.]

>> Available in these packages: Pack of 20 to 500

>> Buy cutter here: Stanley FatMax Straight Cut Aviation Snip


Stuf-Fit Copper Mesh 100′ Rats & Mice Control

The Stuf-Fit Copper mesh is a kind of knitted wire mesh designed to stuff all kinds of openings to stop unwanted pests and animals.

The copper wool has special interlocked structure and knitted construction that often catches rodents’ teeth that makes it hard to chew through or remove.

It is made with 100% construction grade quality copper (not copper alloy). Copper mesh doesn’t rusts and hence will not leave rust stains on brick or wood.

Every roll is 100 foot long and about 5 inches wide.

Pros
  • 100% copper
  • Value for money
  • Easy to cut & fold
  • Knitted construction (interlocked structure)
  • Copper mesh never rust
  • Environmentally Friendly
  • Construction grade quality
Cons
  • Not easy to make it look nice
  • Chances of being pulled-out by mice
Note: Cutting of mesh will leave little pieces of copper which should be kept away from pets and kids.

Note: Do not use regular scissors to cut copper mesh. Invest in a EMT shear.

>> Buy EMT shears here: Madison Supply Premium Scissors

>> Best used in conjunction with: GREAT STUFF Pestblock Insulating Foam Sealant


Xcluder Rodent Control Steel Wool Fill Fabric DIY Kit

XCLUDER 162758A Rodent Control Fabric DIY Kit is a USDA/ASHIS tested stainless steel wool mesh that keeps rodents and pests from entering buildings. It’s built to last and provide a permanent solution that will not rust or corrode over time.

Once fixed into a space, the steel mesh expands to fit securely and the coarse stainless steel and poly fibers prevent rodents from chewing or pushing through. This results in an abrasive barrier against rodents (and insects).

The DIY kit comes with a 4 inch by 5-foot roll of XCLUDER fabric, shears, a pair of work gloves, and instructions for installation.

Pros
  • Gloves & scissors included
  • Non-corrosive & weather resistant (won’t rust or stain).
  • Can be cut to length for fit
  • Made in U.S.A
Cons
  • Included scissors not durable

>> Also check out Window Sash Weep Cover here


>> Bonus

KOHLER K-9136-CP Square Design Tile-In Shower Drain Cover

The KOHLER K-9136-CP is a square-shaped shower drain cover designed for tile-in applications. It’s grooved collar works as weep holes while the grooved flange adapter provides a strong seal.

It has removable grid plate and reversible collar to accommodate different types of tile thicknesses. Installation on existing standpipe is also possible, simply unscrew the upper assembly and mate it to a gray PVC adapter (your plumber will know what to do).

It is tarnish resistant with Brass and PVC construction for durability and reliability (Kohler is known for quality).

Dimension – Inside tailpiece for 2” drains and outside tailpiece 3” drains (overall dimensions: 4.125” H x 6.5” W x 6.5” D).

Pros
  • Well made & sturdy
  • Looks great with square tile
  • One year limited warranty

>> Comes in various finishings: Vibrant Brushed Nickel, Vibrant Brushed Bronze, Polished Chrome, Brushed Chrome & Vibrant polished nickel.

[May: Shower drain cover at home is often overlooked.]



Final Thoughts

Installing weep covers involves a bit of learning curve if you’ve not done it before. Be prepared to set aside half a day to two days (depending on scale) to get them installed properly.

Make sure to clean out the hole before installation so as to avoid trapping anything inside.

The key is not to rush the work but to ensure the weep hole cover to properly set-up to block rodents and other pests out for a long time to come.

Tip: Install weep cover from inside the house before moving to the exterior facade of the house.


Have you tried installing weep hole covers? Or are you intending to install some? Share your experience with us in the comment section.

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