With Summer fast approaching, those of us in Canada are starting to see an influx of mosquito activity. As mosquito season rears its ugly head right in the midst of the Zika epidemic, it's more important than ever to make sure there are barriers between you, your family and mosquitoes.
Made with synthetic fibre mesh, metal wire or fibre glass, insect screens are stretched over a door or window to keep flying insects, leaves, debris or birds from making their way inside your house.
Use Screens To Keep Mosquitoes Out
Prevent mosquitoes from entering your home by installing screens. Making your home mosquito proof will reduce your risk of getting bitten by a mosquito, and screens are a tried and tested prevention measure. Make sure all your doors and windows have a mesh screen fitted; not only do they keep mosquitoes, flies and other insects outside, they also allow you to keep fresh air inside, minus the risk.
Mind The Gap
Having screens installed is one thing, but making sure they're up to scratch is another. Use screen patches or silicone caulk to close any gaps you might have on your screens, and have that extra peace of mind that mosquitoes aren't finding their way inside unnecessarily.
Use Mosquito Screens On Rain Barrels
If you have rain barrels at your home, make sure you put a screen on those, too. Mosquitoes breed in standing water, so ensure your rain barrels are covered with a fine screen that's sealed tightly around the downspout.
Make Use of Mosquito Netting
While you're busy mosquito proofing your house, you could also look into mosquito netting. If you're finding mosquitoes are still finding their way into your home, take extra precautions and install mosquito netting over beds, cribs or kennels. This will protect you, your children, and your pets from getting bitten while sleeping.
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