How to Prevent Mosquitoes in Your Outdoor Space

Enjoying a meal or glass of wine outdoors is one of the best parts about warm summer nights. However, plans can easily be disturbed by unwanted insects, particularly mosquitos. The coastal climate often brings afternoon showers or thunderstorms, and although they quickly pass, the humidity is perfect for mosquitos to flourish.

Even with a covered porch or pergola, you’ll want to take steps to protect your family and guests from nasty bug bites and an unenjoyable time. Here are some great ways to prevent mosquitos from ruining your outdoor get together or relaxing evening (without the strong chemicals or overwhelming bug sprays).

How a Screen Room Can Protect You This Summer

Adding a screen room to your Myrtle Beach home has a number of benefits. Instead of worrying about the elements and how to protect your guests, install a screen room and focus on your relaxing summer nights and dinner parties with friends.

With a screen room, you don’t have to worry about the weather. Your event can go on rain or shine despite the sometimes unpredictable Myrtle Beach weather. Plus, there’s no need to light those offensive-smelling candles designed to ward off bugs. Your Myrtle Beach screen room will save you from swatting away pests all night and keep the disease-ridden mosquitos at bay.

Mosquitoes: Not Just a Nuisance

Mosquitos are not just annoying – especially when you’re trying to enjoy your Myrtle Beach pergola or covered patio – but the insects can also carry any number of harmful diseases. According to The American Mosquito Control Association, there are more than 200 species of mosquitos in the U.S. alone, so you need to take every precaution possible to protect your family.

Three harmful diseases transmitted by mosquitoes include:

  • West Nile Virus
  • Malaria
  • Zika Virus

Thousands of cases of each of these diseases have been reported in the U.S. Installing a Myrtle Beach screen room is one way to guard your family from the many risks mosquitos carry.

The Benefits Of A Myrtle Beach Screen Room

A screen room offers a place to escape well beyond the summer months. Whether you’re curling up with a good book or want to take your work into the sunlight, a Myrtle Beach screen room can be used in the spring and fall months as well.  Unlike a typical front porch or even a patio area, a screen room offers protection from the rain. Imagine planning a fall dinner without having to worry about the weather or those potentially dangerous mosquitoes thanks to your screen room or sunroom.

If you’d like to use the space year round, consider a Four Seasons Sunrooms or Liferoom, which can become an enclosed space with just the push of a button.

Screen rooms and sunrooms from Carolina Home Exteriors are structurally sound and able to withstand coastal weather – unlike the pop-up tents and spaces sold at many retailers. As you begin your Myrtle Beach screen room or sunroom project, use this checklist to ensure the team you hire is licensed, insured and experienced.