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Are bugs getting past your screens and into your porch? One of the biggest benefits of installing a screened porch is eliminating pests, so when that’s not happening, it stops you from enjoying your outdoor spaces to the fullest. In this post, we’ll go over a few tips to keep pests out of your screened areas.
Inspect & Repair Damage Immediately
Inspect all your screens monthly and repair any damage you find, no matter how minor, immediately. This is the most effective way to keep bugs from breaching your screens. If a patch is not enough to fix the damage, the screen must be replaced. We highly recommend using a professional to repair your screens. If you’re in the Tampa area, look no further than Southern Aluminum Installations, Inc. for all your screen repair needs. Just give us a call at 813-264-7477 or reach out online to schedule a free estimate.
Check the Door
A very common way that bugs invade a screened area is through a door. The door must sit just perfectly in the frame to seal properly and keep critters out. As time goes by, especially in humid climates, doors may warp and change shape enough to lose that seal. Always inspect your doors during monthly inspections and fix any warping immediately.
Implement a Pest Control Program for Your Entire Home
A complete pest control program includes all the measures you take to keep bugs at bay, which may or may not include professional pest control services. Pest control cannot happen in just one room…it must be applied over the entire home to be effective. Pest control measures will differ inside versus outside as well, as there may be methods that are appropriate for outdoor spaces but not indoors.
There are many things you can do on your own to keep pests off your screened porch, including:
A quick online search will lead to some other methods, such as spraying hydrogen peroxide, spraying mouthwash, or rubbing everything down with dryer sheets. These methods seem to work well for some but not others, so consider this when trying them.
If all else fails, call in a professional pest control company for assistance.
Screen Repair in Tampa Bay
If your porch screens need repair, or if you want a professional to come out and do a thorough inspection, Southern Aluminum Installations, Inc. is here to help. We’ve installed screened porches, pool enclosures, sun rooms, lanais, and more all over Tampa Bay, so we have the expertise you need to get your screen repair job done right. Call us at 813-264-7477 or contact us online to discuss your screen repair needs today.