When the weather’s warmer, it feels great to open windows and doors to let the breeze in and soak up the aromas of blossoming flowers and bask in the sunlight. But with the warmer weather comes some less-desirable elements that you don’t want to let in your home.
Mosquitoes, flies, and other flying insects can also find their way into your home. If you don’t have some kind of mesh screen fabric for your windows and doors, leaving them open can invite a whole host of disease-carrying bugs. While it seems that flies are more attracted to food, mosquitoes actually use carbon dioxide, temperature, and body movement to hone in on their victims. Since most of us prefer not to spend the summer perpetually itching mosquito bites, it’s important to have the right kind of screen protection.
Mosquitoes and Disease
Mosquitoes are annoying, certainly, but they actually post some health hazards as well. Some diseases mosquitoes can transmit are malaria, yellow fever, encephalitis, West Nile Virus, and heartworm in dogs. These diseases can be debilitating (and in some cases fatal), so having a good, strong protecting door mesh screen fabric, like Super Screen® is an important part of health and enjoying summer weather. There are a lot of options for bug screen protection, but choose a long-lasting, environmentally friendly option to avoid having to frequently replace the screen.
Outdoor Bug Protection
For outdoor bug screen protection, there are a few things that can be done, like bug zappers and citronella candles. But unfortunately, things like bug zappers are not good for the environment. In fact, if you have a garden, it’s not recommended to have a bug zapper at all. The zappers tend to attract insects that are good for your garden’s ecosystem, and mosquitoes often miss them completely. They’re more interested in feeding off your blood.
A more environmentally friendly option would be to have porch netting that you can roll down and up as needed. This keeps the unwanted pests out and still allows you to enjoy your outdoor space while being conscious of the environment and your flowers, plants, trees, shrubs, fruits, and vegetables!
If privacy is a concern, but you’d still like to leave your windows open, privacy window screen mesh is also available. This is the same as a standard screen, but can be placed in areas where privacy is desired, like pool or patio enclosures.