Whether it’s the warmth of the sun or the coolness of an evening breeze, there is nothing better than sitting on your deck for some R & R…until those pesky bugs attempt to bite.
Take back your oasis with a screened-in deck or screened-in porch.
Adding a retractable wall is one of the best investments for your home. Enjoy more BBQs and time with family and friends with these simple tips on how to bug-proof your deck or porch.
Add a Deck Screen under Your Deck
For decks being constructed, install screening under the deck. Before adding the deck boards, install mesh screening on top of the joists. This added layer of protection can help prevent bugs from crawling up through the board cracks.
If you have an existing deck, you can still install the screening between the joists on the underside of the deck boards. The time and effort to cut and install the pieces of the screen is worth it!
Use Bug Lanterns and Candles
The market is full of specialized bug lights and citronella candles to ward off mosquitos and flies. Bug lanterns draw the insects to its light and away from you. Placing citronella candles around the perimeter of the deck can help to deter the flies and mosquitos from getting too close.
Perform Daily Cleanup
All insects and pesky critters are attracted to the smell of food and sweetness. Clean up all spills and crumbs, sweep floorboards, and remove dirty dishes from the deck before retiring to the house. Rinse out beverage containers and use a tight sealing garbage can.
Install Mesh Screens
Retractable mesh screens are a must when it comes to enjoying a deck. You can opt to pull them down to keep bugs out, or you can roll them up to let in natural light and air. These screens can add a layer of privacy as well, especially in the dark of night.
With a porch or deck with screen doors, it is important to periodically check for any gapping holes or tears in the screen material. Even the smallest rip can be an open door to most bugs and flying insects.
Contact Dreamscreens Canada for High-Quality Retractable Patio Screens in the GTA
As a leading provider of retractable screen doors and walls, Dreamscreens Canada is here to make your outdoor patio dreams come true! We offer a wide range of stylish and fully functional motorized retractable walls and screens that are ideal for any patio or deck. Our products feature our exclusive Wind Bar technology and Mesh Lock track design that prevent the screens from getting damaged. We also offer a comprehensive limited lifetime warranty on all of our products. Contact us today for a free consultation to see how we can help you!