Remove anti-vermin wire from kitchen vent?
Just venting my kitchen fan to the outside...the vent I've chosen has a damper, but also has a vermin guard - the half-inch square wire on it as well.
I'm inclined to remove it to reduce the danger of dust and grease build-up....it's aluminum siding and well over 10 feet/3m in the air, so I don't consider mice a big issue. I guess I could see how it goes with the wire in, but the house is going to be rented out >1 yr so I won't be able to keep a close watch on it...
What do you think?