A recent warning issued to people in Queensland is more than enough of a reason for homeowners to have retractable screens installed around the house. The warning was about the possible emergence of Dengue fever which was detected at the Port of Cairns in far north Queensland.
Unfortunately we are inundated with flies in this country but these insects are mostly harmless. Mosquitoes on the other hand can cause diseases, not the least of these Dengue fever – a disease usually found in tropical, developing countries.
Earlier this year, the Asian Tiger mosquito was detected at the Port of Cairns and authorities took this discovery seriously because this little insect is credited with spreading dengue fever, ross river virus and chikungunya. The mosquito is native to the Torres Strait, but this case proves that it can find its way to mainland Australia.
Thankfully there were no reports of this mosquito reaching the main centres of the country, an adult female was identified next to a berth for international vessels in Cairns. It obviously made its way to Australia on one of 3 possible ships that were docked in the port around the time.
At the time authorities issued concerns that thick vegetation around homes in the area would provide an excellent breeding ground for these insects, but as homeowners while we can’t control these insects making their way to Australia, we can control the entry of insects into our homes.
Keeping insects such as possibly dangerous mosquitoes out of your home is not a luxury but a necessity,that means having retractable screens installed wherever necessary.
It’s best to have both windows and doors covered with screens to control the influx of insects into your home.
And don’t think insects are only a concern in summer. Around the year, insects can make their way into your home and pose a threat to your family. Mosquitoes are a particular threat even breeding in cooler climates.
If you want to enjoy your home throughout the year, having Pleated Retractable Screens installed is the best solution.
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