Mosquitoes: Summer’s Uninvited Guests

porch mesh screening

porch mesh screening

Summer is coming, and that means it’s time for getting out of the house, even if it’s only as far as your screened-in porch, patio or deck. Warm days and cool nights make your outdoor space a perfect place to relax with breakfast and a cup of coffee or to have an intimate dinner party with friends. Along with summer comes an increase in the insect population and in particular, mosquitoes. These pests can become a real nuisance if they infiltrate your deck, patio or porch mesh screening. For homeowners, it’s important to make repairs to any window or door screen mesh material which may be damaged enough for mosquitoes to slip through.

 

The Health Hazards of Mosquitoes

Although the most common symptom of a mosquito bite is a raised, itchy bump, these insects are capable of carrying diseases that can result in serious health complications, and in some cases, death. Among the most common viruses that mosquitoes can spread to humans are Malaria, Zika, West Nile, and Dengue & Yellow Fevers. Out of those four, only Zika has no vaccine or cure, so prevention is the only option to stop from acquiring the disease.

 

Keeping Mosquitoes at Bay

Even within a screened environment like a porch, even the tiniest tear or hole in your porch mesh screening is enough for mosquitoes to get through. It is recommended that mosquito repellents be applied – like DEET and picaridin – which are the most effective. These repellents can also be diluted in water and applied to clothing for further protection. In addition, the use of citronella candles can help to keep mosquitoes away.

There are also other measures you can take around on the exterior of your deck, porch or patio screen mesh to prevent mosquitoes from gathering. First and foremost is to remove any standing water, say from plant pots. Standing water is prime breeding ground for these pests. Mosquito traps are another effective method to keep them from entering your living space.

Consider replacing your deck, patio or porch mesh screening with a product like Super Screen™ which can offer greater durability and bug screen protection over traditional screen mesh products, while still allowing plenty of sunlight and breeze through.

 

Super Screen™: The Ultimate Protection Against Mosquitoes

A good deck, patio or porch mesh screening is the most effective method to keep mosquitoes from entering in the first place and Super Screen™ is the perfect product to keep these annoying pests at bay. In addition to superior mosquito screens for decks, patios and porches, Super Screen™ fabric also offers exceptional durability, enhanced UV light protection, and resistance to wind damage and flying objects. Summer is here. Don’t let mosquitoes prevent you from taking advantage of the warmer weather. With taking just a few precautions, you’ll be ready to enjoy entertaining on your deck, patio or porch without having to deal with pesky and annoying mosquitoes.

 

4 Reasons A Durable Porch Screen Is Worth It

flat spline

flat spline

With spring having arrived and summer just around the corner, homeowners are going to want to spend time relaxing on their porch in the nice breeze. However, unprotected porches leave you vulnerable to all manner of environmental hazards. The solution is to install an extremely durable, long-lasting Super Screen™. The proprietary mesh and flat spline system used to secure the screen will serve your home reliably for years and years.

Conventional outdoor screens deteriorate much sooner than Super Screen™. After merely a few years, fiberglass screens grow brittle and delicate enough. They become seriously vulnerable to the elements in the process. The screen mesh material used to make Super Screen™ does not have these vulnerabilities. No matter the conditions, Super Screen™ and its round or flat splines will stay secure and resist tearing. When you install this highly durable screen system, you can enjoy four important benefits:

  1. They offer protection from pests
    Mosquitos are one of the most widespread and well-documented vectors of disease. Mosquitos are known to be particularly frequent carriers of malaria, a disease caused by a Plasmodium parasite that can cause pain, fever, gastrointestinal problems, and more. These parasites can inhabit a female mosquito’s gut, and enter any organism that the mosquito bites.
  2. They are storm-proof
    As any resident in the state of Florida can attest, hurricanes, tropical storms, or any other instances of high wind can wreak havoc on a property. Protect your family and your furniture with a screen that can withstand the forces of mother nature. The strength of Super Screen™, combined with its flexibility and resistance to tearing, means that airborne objects cannot pierce the mesh or rip it from its round or flat splines.
  3. They shelter you from harmful solar radiation
    Mesh is UV protective, as it blocks a percentage of damaging solar radiation. However, over time, traditional mesh materials can fade and lose effectiveness. Super Screen™ resists degradation from sun exposure, keeping its protective properties for many years.
  4. They are pet-friendly
    Nothing is worse than installing a big mesh screen, just to have your dog jump up on it and cause irreparable harm with its claws. The tear-resistance that makes Super Screen™ so resistant to storms also renders it immune to pet damage.

Call Super Screen™ today to order your screen and experience the benefits yourself.