If you’re looking to transform your home for the summer so you can allow more natural light in and improve ventilation, then you should consider a French door. However, with summer come all the pesky bugs that just can’t wait to get into your home and be a nuisance. That being said, when getting French doors, consider getting bug seals for them as well.
Similarly to how a locked door helps keep intruders out, security screens for French doors do the same to unwanted pests. If you take a close look at your entrance, you’ll probably be surprised at the amount of gaps you’ll see, each of which is an easy entrance for many bugs, including some smaller reptiles. Security screens for french doors are usually placed on the bottom of the door, and they can be customised to fit your door’s colour.
Moreover, you can add weatherstripping kits to the frame to prevent insects from entering your home from the top or sides of your door. You can use a clear caulk to completely seal the joint where the wall meets the door frame. However, all of these sealing techniques won’t help you if you leave your door open.
Additionally, you can install screens onto your doors and windows, so that you don’t have to keep them closed during the hottest months of the year. A lot of homeowners rely on natural ventilation to bring fresh air into their home. However, summer is when fleas, mosquitoes and other pests are most present around the home.
Other ways you can prevent bugs is by properly maintaining your yard, as it can have a pretty big impact on infestations, especially flea and mosquito infestations. That’s simply because mosquitoes are very reliant on water to breed, so removing pooled water is one of the most efficient ways to reduce the mosquito population.
In order to eliminate pooling, look for spots where water typically accumulates in your yard. Poor drainage can also be problematic, and it’s typically fixed by filling it with dirt. Drainage channels, such as drains and gutters should also be properly maintained. Keep them free of debris, leaves and grass clippings so they’re more effective.
Lastly, no matter how much you do to bug-proof your house, they’ll probably find a way if they really want to get inside. Why would they want to get inside? – Clutter, water and food. Without them, bugs would just rather go to your neighbours house, and they become your neighbours’ problem. Keep clutter to a minimum, don’t leave food unattended like crumbs and spills, and you’ll enjoy a bug-free summer.