Rat Proof Wire Mesh
RatMesh is our standard budget-level rat-proof wire mesh. It blocks both rats and mice, plus other unwanted creatures from gaining entry where they’re not wanted. This great rodent mesh is used by professionals to prevent rats, mice and squirrels from gaining entry to buildings through vents, gaps, nooks and crannies. Ideal rodent fence for use in internal and external environments.
When it comes to keeping pesky rodents at bay, there’s only one solution you can count on – RatMesh. Made from top quality, 0.6mm thick galvanised steel, this welded mesh is the strongest around. But why settle for anything less? With its fine 1/4″ x 1/4″ squares, RatMesh ensures no pests can sneak through and disrupt your peace of mind. So if you’re looking for the best rodent control mesh on the market, look no further. Choose RatMesh and keep your home safe and secure.
Why Choose The Mesh Company?
Our group have been in the mesh industry for over 150 years. We are one of the UK’s most trusted mesh suppliers because:
- Quality products: We offer high-quality products that are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers.
- Wide range of products: We are known for offering a wide range of products, including mesh, fencing, netting, and other related products.
- Experienced staff: Our staff are knowledgeable, experienced, and can provide expert advice and assistance to customers. This can be especially helpful for customers who are unsure about which product to choose or who have specific requirements. We also regular write blogs and help guides to help explain what our materials can be used for.
- Competitive prices: We are sure that our prices are always the lowest around. This makes us an attractive option for customers who are looking for a cost-effective solution.
- Customer service: The Mesh Company place a high priority on service and offer excellent support and assistance to our customers. This can help to ensure that you will have a positive experience when working with The Mesh Company.
What Other Rodent Mesh Options Are Available?
The Mesh Company has an enormous range of rodent control wire mesh products. We truly are an industry leader among suppliers of weld mesh and woven wire materials. With the capabilities we have in
-house, we can provide virtually anything you require.
We are also proud to stock air brick vent mesh panels, designed to go straight onto airbricks to prevent rodent ingress.
FAQs For This Product
What Is RatMesh?
As mesh specialists we offer an unparalleled range of options for keeping out both rats and mice. This RatMesh is a galvanised welded 6mm x 6mm square hole mesh. We also offer rodent wire mesh with smaller holes or thicker wires through the rodent mesh section of our site.
6mm square mesh provides an effective barrier to rats, but is also ideal to prevent mice as they cannot fit through a hole that small.
Stainless steel wire mesh is a harder material than mild steel and galvanised steel, so this is sometimes a preferred option for rat and mesh protection in office and factory environments
. Stainless steel also offers additional resistance to corrosion and as a consequence is the more expensive option. Our stainless steel options with 1mm and 2mm hole sizes can also be used as an insect mesh as it blocks out larger insects including flies, bees, wasps and moths.
We have supplied rodent mesh to pest control specialists and large scale property companies to prevent pests from entering cavity walls and airbricks vents.
See our air brick cover range if you’d prefer a premade product for your needs.
What Are The Main Characteristics Of This Mesh?
Below is a quick breakdown of the key characteristics of this type of weld mesh:
- Bending & Forming – Excellent. As steel wire is the core of this mesh this mesh is flexible. Steel wire is light and flexible, so the finished product is malleable
- Corrosion Resistance – Good. It is produced from mild steel that has been zinc-dipped to give it a galvanised finish that protects it from the elements
- Filtration – Poor. This mesh has a large open area, consequently it is popularly used as a fence or barrier. With 25mm holes, it is not commonly used for standard filtration applications
- Welding – Possible. If the galvanised metal is properly prepared, they can be welded in the same way as uncoated steel
- Painting – Poor. It’s best to paint plain steel since it doesn’t have a coating
How Do I Install RatMesh?
Always try to eliminate previous infestations before using a rodent deterrent. Otherwise existing problems will simply be moved to a different point of the location in question.
Carry out research into the area in question. These points of ingress can be on higher levels as much as they’re likely to be on the ground floor.
Particular vulnerable points are:
- Air bricks and vents. Particularly if they’re aged or damaged
- Soffit and fascia boards. Again, this is even more likely if they’re aged or damaged
- Pipework is a common entry point
- Gaps in mortar and similar nooks and crannies
Good rodent mesh can be cut to size to suit and installed around gaps, vents, voids, air bricks and similar points of ingress.
This mesh requires heavy-duty scissors or tin snips. It can be affixed with silicone adhesive, a staple gun or self tapping screws.
Galvanised Steel vs Stainless Steel Rat Mesh?
- Corrosion resistance: Stainless steel is more corrosion-resistant than galvanised steel. This means that stainless steel is less likely to rust or corrode when exposed to moisture, which can be important in damp or humid environments. This is the reason why stainless costs more to produce, and as a result the final price is higher/
- Durability: Stainless steel is generally more durable than galvanised steel. It is more resistant to wear and tear, and it can withstand exposure to extreme temperatures and other environmental factors better than galvanised steel.
- Strength: Galvanised steel is generally stronger than stainless steel. This means that it may be better suited for situations where high strength is required, such as in areas where there is a risk of impact or damage. This is not the case with our two rat mesh options however, as the stainless steel mesh has a thicker wire, so it is a stronger finished mesh structure.
- Cost: As mentioned above, galvanised steel is typically less expensive than stainless steel. This can make it a more cost-effective option for those who need to cover a large area with rat mesh.
Ultimately, the choice between galvanised steel and stainless steel rat mesh will depend on your specific needs and the conditions in which the mesh will be used. If you need high corrosion resistance or durability, stainless steel may be the better choice.
If you need high strength material and a more cost-effective option, galvanised steel may be the better choice. Galvanised steel is the most popular mesh specification that is available for these reasons.
Check out our blog everything that you need to know about rat mesh for more information on this product. Our goal for our blogs and help guides is to answer as many questions as possible to help to explain the possibilities of mesh to our customers.
Contact our team today if you have any questions at all. We are always really keen to help in any way that we can.
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