Asked on May 21, 2017

Screens don't seal openings against small bugs. Help!

SharonDol13627016Cori Widen


My house was built 8 years ago. Brand new windows, of course.
The screens that come withe the vinyl windows just don't fit. The gas let in blister beetles and other bugs.
I have Terminex treat the inside and outside of the house regularly
What have others done to get the screens to seal against bugs?

3 answers
  • Cori Widen
    on May 21, 2017

    You cam buy adhesive soft foam weatherstripping tape (M-D and FrostKing, among others - at home improvement stores, Amazon, etc) and stick to the face of the screen unit that touches the window frame, to seal the gap that the bugs are probably using to get in. Even after just 8 years, screens do sometimes need a bit of help!
  • Dol13627016
    on May 21, 2017

    Thanks. I will do this.
  • Sharon
    on May 22, 2017

    You can also buy self-adhesive rubberized rope caulk. Mine is about 1" wide with scorings to break off to needed width and 30' long. Applies really fast and easy. Cheap $1.49 box.
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