The Weepa Protector Weep Hole Screen gives pest managers the means to thoroughly secure their clients’ buildings against rodent entry.
Whenever pest managers perform a rodent inspection and treatment, there are always recommendations to ‘eliminate potential rodent entry points’ and to ‘rodent proof’ the building. But how do you go about this in practice? Filling any cracks, crevices and gaps around piping with an appropriate filler and ensuring well-fitting door screens are obvious actions, but what can you do about weep holes, a common entry point for mice?
Yes, mice can get through weep holes. Remembering mice can squeeze through gaps as small as the width as your little finger, a weep hole presents no problem. To the mouse, the weep hole is the entry to a safe, warm and dry nesting site. Indeed since the wall cavity actually provides the mouse with access to the roof void and internal rooms of the building, which offer numerous nesting sites and potential food sources, it’s an entry to nirvana!
However, since weep holes provide important functionality for home health in brick buildings – by allowing moisture to escape and improving ventilation – you cannot simply block weep holes to prevent pest entry. To solve the problem, Weepa has developed the Protector Weep Hole Screen that excludes mice and other pests from buildings whilst maintaining weep hole functionality.
The Weepa Protector Weep Hole Screen was designed to ensure moisture could still escape from weep holes and that air flow still met the required standards. Independent testing by Griffith University has demonstrated this.
The stainless steel Protector not only blocks entry of mice but prevents them gnawing through. Being stainless steel it provides long-lasting protection without rusting, even in coastal areas.
Installation of a single Protector takes a matter of seconds, allowing weep hole protection to be installed in less than 30 minutes on a typical single-level home.
The Weepa Protector Weep Hole Screen provides protection from a wide range of pests including cockroaches, spiders and lizards. Don’t forget to use the Protector in weep holes higher up the walls on buildings to provide protection from other pests such as bees and wasps. In addition, when used in combination with the bifenthrin-impregnated Weepa Termite Protector, pest managers can protect weep holes from termite entry for up to two years.
Providing a visible solution to a very real and believable problem makes it an easy sell to homeowners and property managers. In commercial buildings that can have many thousands of weep holes this can represent significant added business.
For those in bush fire prone areas, it is important to note that the Weepa Protector Weep Hole Screen is also compliant by design with all Bush fire Attack Levels (BALs) of Australian Standard 3959:2018, Construction of Buildings in Bush fire-Prone Areas. The Protector prevents the entry of embers through weep holes – a significant, documented risk during bush res. This added bene t makes the installation of Weepa Protectors a worthy investment to help protect properties from both pests and bush fire.
The Weepa Protector Weep Hole Screen and Weepa Termite Protector are available from Globe Pest Solutions and good hardware stores Australia wide. Pest managers can view a video of the product in action by scanning the QR code below.