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Be Bug-Free on Those Sultry Summer Nights

bug free summer nights

It’s always good to roll into spring. You and your family had better get out and enjoy it because the way time flies, summer will be here before we know it. Do you remember where you stashed that box of extra fly swatters and citronella candles? Odds are you’ll be needing them any day now. Florida isn’t known for being a bug-free zone by any means.

In fact, we’d say it’s quite the opposite. Our balmy springtime weather creates the perfect breeding ground for all types of bugs. Mosquitoes thrive, as well. Moreover, is it just us or do they all seem to make their presence known every time we switch on an outdoor light? There’s nothing like being overrun by flying pests. They’ve been known to cause an end to an evening swim on more than one occasion, for sure!

If you enclosed your outdoor space, bug-free summers will become a way of life. Mesh screen enclosures are so finely woven that even the noseeums aren’t getting through! There are other benefits you and your family will enjoy when you enclose your outdoor living area.

We’ll list them for you. Ready?


Lots of homeowners decide to enclose their pool or patio area to create an area of privacy. Some neighborhoods are busy! And, we get that it’s no fun feeling as if you’re on display all the time. Even if yours is on the quiet side, having a private space to gather together enhances relaxation. In fact, some homeowners report that they had no idea the difference that a screen enclosure would make in their lives—adding had they known, they’d have installed one sooner.

UV protection

Sure, an enclosure constructed of large mesh screens is going to allow some sun rays to get through… but it cuts down on them considerably. And, around here, every bit helps! We have to home in on the bug-free theme again long enough to mention that it will be nice to never accidentally slap a sunburn going after a mosquito, yeah?

If you’re enclosing the pool, you aren’t going to have to pull the kids out of the water as often to reapply the sunscreen. They won’t be complaining about that, right? And, if you’re lounging poolside instead of swimming with them, the mesh screens allow even the slightest breeze to pass right through to you.

Free airflow

A breeze is a breeze no matter where you’re sitting! However, the fact that the screens allow air to flow freely throughout the enclosure is an added benefit when enclosing your pool. We all know all the water doesn’t remain inside of it and when it gets splashed into nooks and crannies, it can create the prime environment for mold and mildew growth. And, once that starts, it keeps growing.

Continued exposure to mold adversely affects our health—it can make our pets sick too. Medication could be required to alleviate the symptoms entirely for both.

Symptoms of mold exposure in humans are:

  • Runny nose
  • Congestion
  • Eye irritation
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Sore throat
  • Skin rash
  • Headache
  • Lung irritation
  • Wheezing

Signs that your pet is being adversely affected by mold are:

  • Excessive licking
  • Excessive scratching
  • Sores and/or bleeding from excessive scratching
  • Hair loss due to excessive scratching and/or licking
  • Runny eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Loss of appetite
  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Labored breathing
  • Wheezing sound when breathing
  • Lethargy

Mesh screen enclosures allow those nooks and crannies to dry out completely helping you avoid mold and mildew growth. And, the illnesses that can result.


When your outdoor space is closed in, it keeps dirt and debris out. You won’t be skimming the pool nearly as often. The same goes for sweeping off the patio or lanai every time you turn around. And when the storms blow through, the yard debris is going to stay in the yard.

The bug-free factor is worth mentioning here too because you aren’t going to have spiders taking over the space spinning webs.

You’ll have even more time to enjoy the space. That’s can’t be a bad thing no matter how you look at it.


Enclosing your outdoor living area provides a safe space for children and pets to play in the fresh air without having to worry about them wandering off. You could even leave your toddler unattended for a moment while you run in to grab the book you left on the counter. A quick flip of the door lock and nobody’s going anywhere.

It works in the reverse too for your pool area. Nobody gets in unless you give it the all-clear.

Year-round benefits

Our climate allows us to enjoy time outdoors year around. Enclosing your outdoor space is going to make the time even more enjoyable! You’ll spend your spring and summer bug-free. You’re guaranteed to enjoy that! Moreover, you’ll gain some UV protection and won’t have to worry about mold and mildew taking hold over our hot, humid summers.

The added element of privacy may surprise you! And, you can take that a step further if you work with a company that offers to customize your screens using digital imagery. You can literally change the entire ambiance of your surroundings. It’s pretty amazing! The imagery is printed using the latest dyes that are treated with added UV protection. The screens are treated as well increasing their lifespan. Your image will remain vibrant for years to come.

Lastly, thanks to Florida’s stout building codes, you can rest assured that your new enclosure will be built to withstand hurricane-force winds.

What are you waiting for? Start planning to install a mesh screen enclosure today!