What can insect protection at home look like?
Insect protection in a house or apartment is achieved through the installation of one or multiple insect screens. Most of the time, an insect mesh is placed in front of an opening such as a door or window through which flies, mosquitoes, wasps or other flying and crawling insects can enter a house or flat. In winter, insect protection is useful to keep out spiders that try to find their way into the warmth during the cold season.
Why is insect protection important?
Protecting your home from insects has many advantages. For example, it is helpful to install insect nets to protect against mosquito or wasp bites, which is especially important in households with babies and children. Although insect bites are usually not too harmful, in some cases, they can swell or elicit allergic reactions. To minimise these risks, an insect net for windows and doors can help.
It can also be acoustically disturbing to have numerous insects inside your house or apartment during summertime. Without insect protection, flies and other insects get in but can't find their way out, leading to the buzzing sound of their wings being heard for hours or even days on end. This is a particular nuisance in the evening or at night.
Door or window nets for insects also offer a hygienic advantage, as wasps and flies in particular like consuming sweet and salty foods. Sometimes, insects even drown in liquids — insect mesh for windows and doors prevents this from happening in the first place.
Different types of insect protection
When choosing suitable insect protection, it is important to first obtain information about the different types of window and door nets for insects there are. Most dimensions of windows and doors nowadays comply with certain standards, but especially in old buildings or in public buildings such as schools or museums, it may be advisable to choose a custom-made insect protection in order to get an individually adapted type of protection.
The best known — and probably most popular — type of insect protection is the fly screen, which can be easily fitted in front of doors and windows. It is usually attached with a drill, but alternatively a Velcro or magnetic tape can be used for drilling-free attaching. This allows it to be easily removed at the end of the season if necessary and facilitates cleaning. Attaching an insect door without drilling is often more advisable so that it can be opened and closed when needed.
Fly screens differ from one another regarding their fabric. The most common materials from which insect protection is made nowadays are fiberglass and polyester.
In countries close to the equator, mosquito nets are often draped over beds to protect sleeping people from insect bites and the associated spread of disease. These nets are made of particularly fine mesh and are sometimes laced with an insecticide for additional protection.
Mosquito nets for gazebos
It is also possible to use gazebo netting for pavilions, which resembles traditional mosquito nets. In the summertime, a gazebo with netting allows people to sit outside for long periods without having to worry about insects.
How do I install insect protection?
Insect protection is installed in many ways. While fly screens can be attached quickly to window frames even by non-professionals using Velcro, magnetic or adhesive tapes, mosquito nets are usually fitted with a hook on which the bed net hangs, as well as a special device for the mattress. Therefore, depending on which insect insect protection you choose, you’ll need to individually determine how to attach it.
Where can you use insect protection?
Insect protection can be used in all areas where windows and doors are regularly opened and closed. An insect screen sliding door is useful in living rooms and bedrooms as a
- balcony door,
- patio door,
- swing door and
- many more.
When it comes to insect protection for windows, a roof window insect screen is particularly popular among customers. It can either be permanently or flexibly installed, according to one’s wishes.
Repairing your insect protection
Has your insect protection been damaged? There is no reason to dispose of insect protection just because of a small hole. With the help of insect screen repair kits, insect protection can be made ready for use again in just a few simple steps. Before applying the repair tape, make sure that it is similar enough in size, colour and texture to the insect protection you would like to repair. This way, the replacement tape does not stand out too much visually and can completely fulfil its function.
Buy insect protection from GAUDER
In our online shop, you can order insect protection for windows and doors. They are available in different sizes and materials so that you can choose the type of insect protection that best fits your needs. Buy insect protection in the GAUDER online shop in the following colours and materials:
- made of fiberglass or
- made of polyester.
Should you have any questions about the selection or installation of our GAUDER insect protection, please do not hesitate to contact our customer service. We will be happy to advise you!
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