MOUSE-PROOF DOOR SWEEP: A Simple Idea That Makes Big Difference

If you’ve had any experience at all living in rural areas, you know that mice are always on the lookout for comfortable accommodations. Some years are worse than others, but what better place than a summer cottage or seasonal home closed up until next spring? This is why cottage owners everywhere have mouse proofing strategies they apply each year as they put their place to bed for winter. The simple, metal “mouse shield” below is a case in point. It keeps mice from getting into the cottage under the door, and it’s been surprisingly effective for more than 35 years.

Why not just install a traditional rubber or fiber door sweep? Mice can and do easily chew through things like that, but not the simple metal innovation you can see in the 1 1/2 minute video below. Click to watch.

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