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How Screened Porches Can Help Protect You

Posted on August 10th, 2016 by Knockout Pest Control

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Ask any old timer down south about where they used to sit during one of those unbearably hot days. Chances are they’ll start reliving old memories of sitting on the porch in the shade with their family. The reason screened porches are so popular is because they offer many benefits, including protection.

The Sun
Sitting inside your home and blasting the air conditioner is a good way to stay cool and an even greater way to empty your wallet. For the days where it’s not completely unbearable, sit outside on your porch in the shade. This will keep you cool while also keeping your energy bills low. Your porch is essentially protecting you from the sun as it also protects your wallet from high energy bills.

Mosquitoes
The summer months are the prime time season for mosquitoes and it’s important that you stay protected from them. By having an enclosed porch you can do just that. You’ll be able to sit outside without having to worry about getting bitten. This is extremely important right now with the Zika virus spreading throughout the United States.

Ticks
Mosquitoes aren’t the only king of the hill right now — ticks also share this mantle. Going outside near any trees, bushes, tall grass, or any other type of vegetation can put you at risk of getting bit by a tick. The ugly truth behind ticks is that many of them carry the dreaded Lymes Disease. Luckily, screened porches allow you to go outside and relax without having to worry about pests and the diseases they carry.

A screened porch is more than just something to sit on or add value to your home — they help protect you from the dangers that lurk outside! If the pests in your area are too much for a screened porch to handle, contact the pest management professionals at Knockout Pest Control. To learn more, or to schedule an inspection, give us a call at (800) 244-7378.

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