Asked on Jul 28, 2016

Screens to keep gnats and small bugs out of my home

by Jwl7740745
The holes in window screens are too big. Gnats and other small bugs come to dinner.
  10 answers
  • Darlene B. Moss Darlene B. Moss on Jul 28, 2016
    Home Depot has some adjustable screens that fit in window over existing screen. Works pretty good for us.
  • Sheri Sheri on Jul 28, 2016
    lemongrass essential oil, add to water, 1tsp. to 1 cup water, then spray round window and door Just saw this one today, cool, huh?
  • Turtle Turtle on Jul 28, 2016
    I think you're in luck to have the"too big" screen as a base. I have used very fine "tutu" netting as screening, and you could just adhere it right on top of the current screening.
  • Joy McAuley Joy McAuley on Jul 29, 2016
    You can buy screen magnets that cover the holes.
  • Kathryn Matson Kathryn Matson on Jul 29, 2016
    I live in Colorado and have them also. I have tried all kinds of essential oils which have not prevented them from arriving inside. What I did is grab a lamp that shines on a place in the ceiling in my greatroom. Once inside they gravitate towards the light. Then I use a broom and kill them. Keep lights off or use low lighting afterward until the hatch passes.
  • George Knipp George Knipp on Jul 29, 2016
    Inear impossible to keep gnat out of your home. They get in through even the crack or opening. I can't tell you how to keep them out, but here a video of a gnat trap that helps to catch and eliminate them from inside your home.
  • Pamela J. Ludington-Rice Pamela J. Ludington-Rice on Jul 29, 2016
    Going off of another post slightly different, how about buying some inexpensive lace panels and gluing them to the screens on the inside? It would be pretty and keep the bugs out while letting the fresh air in. Thrift stores will sometimes have lace curtain panels for cheap but they are not that expensive or the lace yardage which I believe you can get at Walmart.
  • Rynn Rynn on Jul 29, 2016
    Have you considered using mosquito netting? Perhaps, as either a panel or a curtain. Breezes could still blow thru.
  • George Knipp George Knipp on Jul 30, 2016
    It's very hard to keep them out, and still allow fresh air into your house. But here is a little device I came up with to help remove them from your home, and when you have caught the little buggers, just toss them in the trash and have them hauled away.
  • Rebecca Ellison Rebecca Ellison on Aug 11, 2016
    I have used regular cotton expensive material to replace the screen you can use any color or pattern!