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Can Mosquitoes Get Through Window Screens?

Jan. 26, 2022

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Homeowners, especially those in warm and humid climates with long summers, have a hard time keeping bugs out. From invisible people to mosquitoes, these bugs are not only annoying but also dangerous, considering the spread of diseases such as West Nile and Zika virus. 


Proper bug protection and screening not only enhances the enjoyment of a home or porch during warm summer months but also saves on the cost of an exterminator to get rid of pests. 


The enhanced strength and toughness of stainless steel screens make them the most durable of all insect screen materials. Due to the high tensile strength, using a smaller wire diameter results in a higher percentage of opening area, which enhances airflow and visibility through the screen.


Another advantage of using square openings over rectangular openings is the reduced diagonal opening length, which results in screens that are more difficult for insects to pass through.


The most important factors to consider when choosing between Insect Screen sizes are

A. Screen hole size should be slightly smaller than the smallest insect you wish to exclude from entry

B. Wire diameter is the source of strength in any insect screen, although due to the increased number of wires in tension, a higher mesh count will usually provide adequate strength at a smaller wire diameter.

C. The percentage of the open area depends on the mesh number (or open size) in relation to the wire diameter.

D. Screen weight/SF can be easily determined as a good indicator of strength and durability when judged by the product mesh count, often referred to as the number of openings per linear inch.


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Applications of stainless steel insect screen

Stainless steel insect screen is primarily used as security windows and doors in homes and offices, providing security, insect protection, and ventilation. It is also suitable for attractive and durable pool fence replacement glass that eliminates glare and is easier to clean while providing adequate quality and security for your family and children.


Whether it's keeping out pesky insects or providing safety net protection to keep your home safe. In rural areas, there is the added benefit of residual ash protection. Whether you choose to go the DIY route to install insect screening or pay a professional to install it for you, purchasing quality insect screening is a better value in the long run. 


In contrast, the annual cost of preventative pest control may vary depending on the size of the problem, your geographic area, and the size of your home. Depending on where you live, different bugs can create different problems.


For example, for residents of warm coastal states, tiny unseen bugs are a bigger problem. Sometimes called "whitewings" or "midges," their bites leave itchy, painful welts. The northern states are not immune to their own bug problems. Mosquitoes, black flies, and ticks wreak havoc during the summer months.


Protecting your home, your family, and your health is a worthwhile investment. Our durable insect screening offers year-round protection, ensuring you enjoy the comforts of home without unwanted visitors for years to come.


If you want to get more information about the best window screens to keep bugs out, welcome to contact us today or request a quote.  


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