Fly screens can be a great cost-effective and eco-friendly alternative to insecticides and other chemicals. Whether you're looking to protect a door or window, there is a wide range of fly screens, mosquito nets and roller insect screens to help you out. These accessories mean you can enjoy the summer months without the bother of unwanted insects.
Mosquito nets are usually installed around living and sleeping areas.
- They are used to prevent flying insects such as mosquitoes or flies from entering the room or the area around the bed.
- Using a mosquito net or fly screen means you don't have to resort to chemicals to tackle insects.
- These accessories can be used to make significant savings in the long run as there is no need to replace or repair a fly screen until it gets torn or worn out.
In order to choose the right mosquito screen, you need to think about the extent of your fly problem and the kind of value for money you're after. It's also important to weigh up factors like style, durability and how easy the mosquito net is to install.
- Adhesive fly screens are affordable and easy to install. Simply cut the panel to match the size of your window and stick it onto the window frame.
- Mosquito blinds work a bit like roller shutters. The blind is rolled up into a box and opened and closed using a crank handle or cord.
- Fixed frame mosquito screens usually come with a frame that can be cut to size to fit the dimensions of your window or door.
- Fly screens for doors can either be made up of small strips of coloured nylon or large strips of mosquito net material. These accessories are effective and easy to install.
- A hanging mosquito net is another affordable option that is easy to fit. These nets are usually supplied with fixings for easy installation on the ceiling. They can be installed, removed and folded up in a matter of minutes.
- Travel mosquito nets feature a self-supporting frame similar to a tent. These nets can be a great alternative to ceiling-mounted nets.
When choosing a fly screen or mosquito net, you need to think carefully about how long the accessory will be in use.
- If your home deals with a lot of mosquitoes, moths, flies and other flying pests, it is best to go for a fixed frame, roller or magnetic fly screen.
- Adhesive fly screens and mosquito nets are a better match for homes that only need to be protected from pests for a few months of the year.
- Ceiling mounted and travel mosquito nets are good travel-friendly options.
Mosquito nets can be suspended or mounted on a window or door as a roller blind or screen. It is also possible to find cut-to-fit models for a tailor-made solution to protect a doorway, window or bed.