Keep Your Home Insect Free This Summer

Summer is upon us and with the holiday season approaching it’s the time of year when many people are undertaking renovations and home improvement projects. It’s also a time of year characterised by entertaining and parties.

If you’ve decided to spruce up your home in time for the holidays, a great investment that will add both monetary value to your home and increase your enjoyment of it, is the installation of screens.

Homeowners in Brisbane are choosing  Retractable Screens from Intelliscreens to make their homes insect free zones.

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There are some tips you could follow to deter insects from entering your home naturally including,

  • Keeping your home clean. Don’t leave open food, empty dirty dishes or waste lying around the home because this is an invitation to insects. Also keep your garden clean, grass, hedges and trees trimmed because these are favourite breeding grounds for insects and other pests such as snakes.
  • Purchase citronella candles and scatter them around the house. Light them to keep insects out, they are thought to repel insects with their smell. You could also use citronella oil around the home to deter insects. Many people mix it with their cleaning agents to make surfaces around the house insect repellent.
  • Close your doors in the afternoon before it gets dark. Many insects are attracted to light. So if your doors are opened insects from the outside will be attracted into your home by the warmth and light. Although you may want to enjoy that evening breeze, if your windows and doors are open, insects will come in.
  • The most effective way of deterring insects from entering your home is by having doors and windows covered with insect screens. Retractable screens are the latest in innovative technology designed to keep insects and other pests out of your home.

The only way to enjoy that cool breeze and escape the summer heat, with natural ventilation is by having screens installed. This will allow a natural breeze to flow through the home, providing natural cooling and ventilation whilst keeping insects out.

Throughout Australia screens have become a necessity for every home, but in Brisbane one company is recognised as the leader in Retractable Fly Screens – Intelliscreens.

It’s important to find the right screen to fit into your home. The screens we offer can fit French doors and bi-fold doors, in fact any sized door or opening can be fitted with a screen. Just make sure you speak to us or one of our professional installers because we know Screens and can offer you the best advice for your space. Having one of our professionals install your screen will ensure your experience is a hassle-free and fulfilling one.