Keeping Pests Out of your Home this Summer

retractable fly screens

Summer is a great time to enjoy the Melbourne weather as the mercury rises and cold, wet winter days make way for the warm and sunny climate. Unfortunately, we are not the only ones that love this time of the year, as many pests come out to play and wreck our recreational activities.

Mosquitoes become more active (particularly early in the morning and in the evening) when the heat and humidity rise. Meanwhile, many other pests – like flies and ants – seek out moisture when it dries up outside. This means they make a direct path for the inside your house.

It is important to prepare for these pest invasions before the season rolls around. Not only are they annoying, but they can also bring disease into your home, and the last thing you want is to be sick during the summertime.

Luckily, there are some easy ways you can combat these unwanted visitors, without having to strap a fly swat to your hand for the entire season.

Natural ways to keeps pests at bay

There are many different sprays and other pest control measures available at supermarkets and hardware stores that can keep pests under control in your home. Many of these measures contain potentially harmful chemicals that concern when you have children or pets in the house, or even just for your health.

Fortunately, there are natural ways to help reduce flies and mosquito numbers in your home, including spearmint, peppermint and pennyroyal – all of which are highly effective at deterring ants.

Citronella is also a great way to deter mozzies and flies and is available in burners and candles. You can also opt for natural substances like eucalyptus oil, lavender, cinnamon oil, tea tree oil and thyme oil.

Nothing beats a quality flyscreen

Sealing your house up like Fort Knox is not a viable solution during summer as it means you are missing out on the clear weather and fresh breeze. But we know you can’t just open up the entirety of your home, either.

Flyscreens are the perfect solution, with the fine mesh stopping all manner of pests from getting through to your interior. With the secure grids, this mesh combined means your home remains safe even when you open up all of the windows.

Jim’s Flyscreens is available in all suburbs of Melbourne, and our expert team can provide the most secure options on the market. Best of all, we’ll install them for you, ensuring they’re ready to go when you need them most.

For the best retractable fly screens in Melbourne, give our team a call now. We’re always more than happy to answer questions or provide any guidance around your pest issue!