How to Keep Flies Out of the House

How to Keep Flies Out of the House

Flies are a real pest when it comes to keeping a house hygienic and clean. They can get into food stores, which can spread diseases. Therefore, it is important to keep flies out of the house, and using tactics such as odours and a good fly screen mesh can be a good way to keep them out. In this article, we look at the best way to use a mesh screen to keep flies out of the home.

What is a Fly Screen Mesh?

A fly screen mesh is a protective layer that is added to an access point in the home. Mostly over windows, though they can be made for doors. Their mesh design allows for the free flow of air, but the tiny gaps prevent flying insects, such as flies (though also mosquitos, sandflies, and other flying pests) from entering the building.

The mesh can be made from numerous materials, which can include aluminium, plastic, or other materials. These are usually lightweight and flexible. They can be cut to any size, fitting any potential access point for the flies or other pests.

In addition to being known as a fly screen mesh, there are other names that you might come across including bug screen mesh, pet screen mesh, and insect screen mesh.

What are the Benefits of a Fly Screen Mesh?

There are numerous benefits of a fly screen mesh compared to other ways to deter flies from your home. Here are some of the benefits.

Multi-Species Protection

A mesh screen isn’t just about protecting your home from flies. They can keep out numerous other insects and pests that can cause issues. For instance, they can keep out ant queens or termites that can wreck homes. They’re also good at preventing sandflies and mosquitoes from entering the home.

Some other deterrents or solutions you might purchase will only protect you from one or two pests, like flies. Therefore, you can have to buy numerous deterrents to ensure that you cover lots of species. So you can save money using a mesh screen on your property.

Keep Ventilation in the Home

One of the key ways to protect your home from damage is by opening your windows and doors to allow fresh air to circulate. But if you do that, you are opening your home to pests such as flies. By using a fly screen mesh, you are allowing for ventilation in the home while protecting yourself from pests.

And this can have numerous benefits to your home. You can limit the chances of developing mould in the home, which can improve the health of those living in your house, protect your home from damage and reduce the chances that you’re attracting other pests that like mould.

During the hot summer months, then you can keep the window open at night as well. Therefore, you can keep your home comfortable. Something that many people can appreciate.

Numerous Sizes are Available

There are numerous sizes available for mesh screens. You can get mesh screen door sizes for those who want to add one to a garden door, or you can get small versions that cover small windows or be used as a pet screen mesh to protect your pets from flies.

Adding a fly screen mesh to your pet’s enclosures can offer numerous benefits. Pets like rabbits and guinea pigs can often have food left out in bowls and guinea pigs can poop up to 50 times a day.

Flies can access both food and droppings which can cause illness within pets. For instance, flies are known to lay eggs in the poop of many pets, which can cause flystrike in individuals, a lethal problem. Therefore, using a pet mesh fly screen can help to keep them healthy as well.

Easy to Install

Compared to other options, a fly screen mesh can be relatively easy to install. It doesn’t take hours to complete and you can protect your home in the afternoon. Nor do you need a range of professional tools to complete the job. It can be done with a regular set of tools that you have.

Pet and Child Friendly

Unlike some chemical solutions, when you’re using a mesh screen, whether over a window or door, you’re not using any chemicals, so the mesh screen is friendly for children and pets. They can touch it and there is no risk of becoming ill from the mesh.

Pets can even touch it without a problem.

In addition, the mesh screens are very durable, so can be accidentally knocked and not be damaged. So if you live in a busy household, a fly screen mesh.

Cost Effective

A screen mesh is a very cost-effective fly deterrent to your home. Compared to the cost of other solutions, such as fly killers, the long-term costs are really good. Therefore, you can spend more of your hard-earned money on other things that you enjoy.

They Don’t Harm the Flies

Many solutions aim at killing the flies. But flies play an important part in our environment so screen meshes are a useful tool because they don’t kill the flies, but rather prevent them from accessing areas you don’t want them to be in. So you can remain safe, while not harming any creatures.

Final Word: How to Keep Flies Out of the House

Keeping flies out of the home using a fly screen mesh can be beneficial for your home. It will protect your home from many flying insects gaining access and as a result, you will have a healthier home. You won’t have to contend with flies getting access to food and causing spoilage or spreading diseases/laying eggs.

Screen meshes are flexible, durable, cost-effective, and can be installed by anyone. Adding them to your home can also protect you from flies, mosquitoes, flying ants, and termites. This means they’re a versatile protection that every Australian home should consider installing.

The best fly screen mesh options available from Envirobug are a great, aesthetically pleasing option that can protect your home without harming the insects.

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