The Grid Guard

The Greatest Innovation in Pest Control In Decades

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The Grid Guard is an innovative, humane and cost effective solution to protect cars and other property from pests.

It is a ground breaking innovation in pest control. Using the principles of an electric fence the The Grid Guard tiles can be used to prevent pests from causing expensive damage to property such as cars and motorcycles. The Grid Guard is a safe, scalable and transportable electronic rat repellent for cars which can double as a hard-wearing floor surface. It is a cost effective, long-term solution to prevent damage to property caused by rats and mice making it the best rat repellent for data centres, cars, garages, outside and in so many different situations. The Grid Guard meets the requirements of Soil Association organic standards regarding pest control meaning it is ideal to use in situations requiring organic credentials and making it a great alternative to glue traps.

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Research shows that 3.2 million British car owners have experienced some sort of rodent damage to their vehicles. Costs for repairs can run into the thousands and damage can potentially include life-threatening destruction to seat belts and brake pipes.

The Grid Guard is a long-lasting, low-maintenance system and is the first rat repellent for cars to use electricity or solar power, without killing or harming animals in the process. The interlocking tiles feature a conductive surface, made of pressed steel, and a robust, injection-moulded base. When a rodent touches the surface it receives an unpleasant shock from the dedicated electronic power supply, which scares it away and prevents it from returning. This is one of many features that makes The Grid Guard the best rat repellent for garages, outside, cars, data centres, farms, factories, Teslas and so many other sites.

If you are a busy person, who values their time, property and safety – The Grid Guard will bring you peace of mind.  

Cost Effective

The one-off purchase of The Grid Guard will protect your car from mice and rats for years to come – preventing damage which can cost many thousands and is often not covered by insurance. Many people have suffered several instances of damage but rat proofing with The Grid Guard is an ideal way of preventing further damage.

As an example, a one-year pest control contract can be costly and doesn’t guarantee that rats won’t return to your property at a later date. Conventional rodent deterrents used by pest controllers, such as poison or trapping, have big flaws in the sense that it only takes one rat to be missed for the problem to continue. Even when all rats have been cleared from one particular area using conventional control measures, there is nothing to prevent more coming.

By purchasing The Grid Guard, which can be used with mains electricity or off-grid by purchasing a battery and solar panel, you are ensuring cost-effective and long-lasting pest control measures; a great alternative to glue traps.

The robust tiles can be used across a threshold or under property and are ideal for garage floors. The more of the floor that is covered with The Grid Guard, the greater the level of protection.

Calculate the area that you need to cover. The tiles measure 31 × 31 × 1cm and are inter-connectable. They can be connected in any arrangement - not just those shown in the images. Simply calculate the number you need to cover a square or rectangle by measuring along each side (in metres). Divide these numbers by 0.31m to give the number of  tiles along each side then multiply them together to give the total number of tiles you need.  10 tiles covers just under a square metre. You can also arrange the tiles in an 'L' shape, 'H' shape or any other arrangement but remember that the tiles cannot be cut. To calculate the number of edge pieces you need add together the number of tiles along both edges and times by 2. The edging is 5cm deep. If in doubt contact us.

How Effective Is the the Grid Guard?

We have spent six years researching and developing a humane rat repellent and came to the conclusion, very early on, that electromagnetic pulses would be very effective. 

Once we’d developed the prototype we spent two years filming across five different environments. In that time, we captured very little evidence of rodent activity in the immediate vicinity of The Grid Guard. We know that rodents were active in the area due to the presence of droppings and damage and our video footage shows the effectiveness of The Grid Guard on the occasions a rat did step on the tile. The fact they kept away from it is evidence that rats may be able to sense the electric field around the flooring and were keeping their distance. During two years of use in the live field, there was not a single incident where food left on the mats was eaten by rodents - even when food was taken from nearby locations. The Grid Guard was 100% effective in deterring rodents from items placed on it. 

To capture the film footage above, we placed The Grid Guard directly next to the rats’ nest with a bowl of food at the centre only three feet away from the rat. Despite this, the rat did not approach the mat to attempt to reach the food for three days. When doing so it received a small shock and did not attempt to try again. The food remained uneaten until we removed it 25 days later. In the second incident caught on film, the flooring was in place for five months and the food remained entirely uneaten. This degree of effectiveness makes it excellent as rat proofing and a great alternative to glue traps.

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