Window Screens to Keep Out Mosquitos

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Window Screens to Keep Out Mosquitos

Post by ghoney77 » Thu, 21 Oct 2010 10:47 am

Hello. I recently moved from a high floor apt to ground floor and have started getting bug bites every day (I think they are mosquito bites, though the bite seems smaller than what I am used to).

I am thinking about installing window screens. Does anyone have them? Does it work, and any recommendations for which company to call?

Thank you!

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 21 Oct 2010 11:15 am

check for bed bugs as well. yes, they're here too.
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Post by carlsum1986 » Thu, 21 Oct 2010 11:42 am

nakatago wrote:check for bed bugs as well. yes, they're here too.
bed bugs common in singapore?

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Post by nakatago » Thu, 21 Oct 2010 12:30 pm

carlsum1986 wrote:
nakatago wrote:check for bed bugs as well. yes, they're here too.
bed bugs common in singapore?
well, i and a flatmate had to ditch beds because of them. a pillow is still inside a plastic bag and my mattress is covered in plastic wrap. been sleeping ok ever since.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 21 Oct 2010 12:39 pm

Bedbugs are very common in Singapore. And, unless a house is sealed up and fumigated, it's extremely hard to completely rid a house of them as they will hid in and behind wood trim in the bedrooms as well as in the edges of mattresses and elsewhere.
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Post by ghoney77 » Thu, 21 Oct 2010 12:51 pm

Yeap, checked for bedbugs. Don't see any - the bed & matress are pretty new.

I think it's a bug that flies in - I don't see any noticeable crack in the windows but I see insects flying around at night. I keep the windows closed other than about 30 min in the morning to air out the house!

Will put screens on the window and see if that helps. Any company recommendations? Otherwise, I guess there is always google. :D

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Post by durain » Thu, 21 Oct 2010 3:46 pm

i think a while ago i saw in handy shop selling it. you DIY and the screen hold up using velcro (coz you need to open the screen to open/close your windows).

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Re: Window Screens to Keep Out Mosquitos

Post by x9200 » Thu, 21 Oct 2010 5:59 pm

ghoney77 wrote:Hello. I recently moved from a high floor apt to ground floor and have started getting bug bites every day (I think they are mosquito bites, though the bite seems smaller than what I am used to).

I am thinking about installing window screens. Does anyone have them? Does it work, and any recommendations for which company to call?

Thank you!
I have them but made and installed by myself. I used a cheap net I bought in DIY shop in Gathree house. Fixed to the frame with double-side foam adhesive tape.

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