You are sleeping soundly, and then you wake up to that annoying buzzzzzzzzzz in your ear… a mosquito! Usually, this would just be an annoyance but with the rise of the Zika virus, that annoyance has now become a serious health concern. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared an international health emergency concern over the spread of the Zika virus, now known to cause serious birth defects. In late July, Florida officials announced what appeared to be the first locally transmitted cases of Zika infection in the continental United States. On August 12, the Press Enterprise reported “California apparently ranks third in the number of infected people here, behind New York at 530 and Florida with 322,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Control mosquitoes inside and outside your home
There are several ways to protect you and your family from the threat of the Zika virus, according to the CDC. These include:
- Covering your windows and doors with screens when your doors and windows are open. You can achieve this by checking existing screens for tears or damages and have them repaired or replaced
- Covering your skin by wearing long-sleeved tops and long pants, preferably light colors
- When outdoors, use insect repellent and follow the product instructions for use
- Make sure if you have containers in your yard that hold water, that you remove the water at least once a week and scrub them clean as mosquitos breed in sitting water
For more information on the Zika Virus and how to protect your family and home, visit the CDC site on Zika here: Controlling Mosquitos
Needing to replace old, broken screens to help protect your family? A retractable screen door from Genius Screens NorCal will fit all your doors with screens that not only protect you from these dangerous mosquitos, but also other pests that may want to come into your home. Our custom made retractable screens always fit your doorway or opening and will last for years! They are patented, no snap-back screens that have a smooth, one-handed opening and closing anyone can operate, young or old. With our Sheer Screen series, you can enjoy a no bottom track design that is ADA compliant and eliminates any tripping hazard.
We have a variety of styles and colors that will enhance your home’s decor. Our disappearing screen doors fit openings up to 40 Ft wide and 10 Ft tall making them the ideal retractable screen for modern bi-fold doors, French doors and glass wall systems (such as NanaWall movable glass wall systems). Double doors can be covered with one large screen or multiple panels. Our new Sheer Screens are the first pleated screens in the US market. The European inspired design glides smoothly with the touch of a finger, and can be stopped in any position. Sheer Screen retractable screen doors provide a fresh, contemporary look to your home. We also have the more traditional Retractable Screen Door available in our Milano series and our ZigZag is the perfect solution for your bi-fold doors and larger openings.
This customer had an outdoor patio that they couldn’t enjoy due to bugs and pests. Our Sheer Screens retractable screens were the perfect solution and let the family entertain and relax in comfort and style!
Our screens are made in America and are always professionally installed. They are definitely the best choice when it comes to custom, disappearing screens! We have been installing screens in homes across the San Francisco Bay Area for over 7 years. The variety of styles and colors will perfectly compliment your home and last for years to come.
Protect your family while enhancing your home by giving us a call today for your professional quote and have your new retractable screens installed as soon as the next day!
Let the fresh air in and keep the bugs out with Genius Screens NorCal, the Intelligent Choice!
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