Today’s top news story is about how window and door screens are quickly becoming the next personal COVID defense. You see, as the weather warms comes swarms of insects. Most of the little critters pose little to no health threat. However, others, such as mosquitoes and flies, can be a major source of disease transmission. This is because while people socially isolate, insects don’t. They sneak in any and every way they can to find what they need, and can bring some very nasty illnesses with them.
People Socially Isolate, Insects Don’t
And they go from house to house, person to person, leaving a microbial trail of infectiousness wherever they go. So, this old fart recommends folks inspect all their window and door screens for any repairs/replacement needed, and use weather stripping to cover any cracks or other openings large enough for pests to get in. There are several ways of repairing screen, some much better than others, but the best way is to usually to just replace the screen. And when doing so, consider that there are all kinds of screen now, in different colors and strengths, and some that even filter light and/or pollen.
Microbial Trails Of Infectiousness
I also highly recommend having any screen work done by someone who really knows what they’re doing. Replacement screens are available for newer windows missing them. For older homes with windows that didn’t come with screens, custom screens are a slightly more expensive available option, but screens are well worth the investment. Personally, having insects buzzing around the house constantly drives me nuts, so I screen up, arm myself with swatters of all makes and models, and become a serial bug slayer. I have no intention of sharing my food with them, or being food for them, and therefore hunt them relentlessly until they buzz no more.
Screens Are Well Worth The Investment
Protect yourself and your loved ones from the spread of COVID and other potentially deadly diseases by making sure that your home is protected from invasion and possible contamination. Check your home’s screens for cuts, tears and holes, and get them fixed before the weather gets warmer. It’s in investment that will make your home more comfortable, and you safer, happier, and healthier. The good news is that screen repair and replacement is not expensive, the bad news is that not repairing or replacing screens could cost you or a loved one their life. So make sure your protective envelope stays sealed by being proactive rather than reactive.
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