Ideal Retractable Fly Screens will be used in RMIT Unilodge Bundoora. Thank you for choosing us, and for your trust.
Ideal Retractable Fly Screens will be used in RMIT Unilodge Bundoora. Thank you for choosing us, and for your trust.
Too many articles about repelling mosquitoes and other nasty pests. The easiest and permanent solution for our home is to use mosquito screens on windows and doors.
Take This Vitamin And You Will NEVER Get Another Bite From A Mosquito Again!
Ah… summer. Longer days, sunny skies, sandy beaches… and mosquitoes. Lots and lots of mosquitoes. Don’t say that “not the right time to talk, in winter”.
For some, this isn’t too big of a deal, as mosquito repellent has been on the market since 1956.
But, if you’re like me at all and you not only want to stop smelling like the burnt remains of a chemical plant after using repellent, but also are scared of the adverse effects of DEET in sprays and are more prone to getting bit (seriously though, mosquitoes seemed to love me and only me at parties), then taking Vitamin B1 could be your saving grace.
Vitamin B1 (also known as thiamine) is an essential vitamin your body needs. It can be found in foods such as yeast, oatmeal, brown rice, asparagus, kale, liver and eggs and is important in fighting stress and boosting immunity.
As one of the water-soluble vitamins, any excess that your body doesn’t use gets flushed out when you urinate, so there’s no need to worry about taking too much.
What’s incredible about the relationship between Vitamin B1 and mosquitoes is it has the potential to change the way you smell to the little buggers. Those with enough Vitamin B1 in their systems tend to smell “yeasty” to mosquitoes, making them unappealing to bite.
It doesn’t, however, change the way you smell to other humans, so don’t worry about smelling like old bread around your friends.
The research on this is still inconclusive, but since taking extra thiamine everyday has no adverse effects, it might be worth a try. I’ve personally tried this remedy myself with amazing results and have seen the same results in others that I have suggested this to.
Certain conditions can lower thiamine in the body such as chronic alcoholism, Crohn’s disease, anorexia and gastric bypass, so individuals with these conditions may benefit health-wise from taking an extra supplement.
Interested in giving it a shot? Take 100 mg of thiamine every day. Within two weeks, you should start noticing a decrease in the amount of times you’re uncomfortably smacking these pests away from your body.
If taking thiamine doesn’t work for you, try this all natural mosquito repellent recipe to help you avoid having to use chemical warfare on your body as a repellent.
ALL NATURAL MOSQUITO REPELLENT
Originally taken from Healthy Holistic Living
If you don’t have a retractable flyscreen installed on your large opening back door;
Here’s the best way to stop a mosquito bite from itching…
You can thank us later.
For many of us, mozzie bites are an unavoidable part of life if we want the luxury of having our balcony door open on a summer’s night or evening drinks on the harbour. But apart from not scratching them at all – and come on now, let’s not get too crazy – what’s the most effective way of minimizing the itch?
The key is in how our immune system responds to a mosquito bite in the first place. When you’re bitten, a mosquito will use its sharp, tubular proboscis to deliver saliva that’s full of anticoagulants to the blood, which thins it out for quick and easy siphoning. As researchers discovered back in 2012, these mouth parts are so small, they actually pierce individual blood cells and suck them dry.
The first ever time you get bitten by a mosquito in your life; you won’t feel a thing, because your immune system hasn’t had a chance to develop a coordinated response. But once it does, it will know to deliver an unrelenting burst of histamines to the dried-up, shrunken blood cells, and these are what turn the bite wound into a red, swollen, and itchy disaster area.
This is one of those cases where your immune system ends up causing more harm than good, so the best solution to combat a histamine-related itch is to douse it in antihistamines. If the itch is too much to bear, apply an antihistamine cream or gel to the area, or take an antihistamine pill.
Those pills can even be taken as a precaution beforehand, to deal with the inflammation as soon as you are bitten.
While antihistamines are the most widely accepted treatment for mosquito bites, there have been questions over just how effective they are. In 2012, a study published in the Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin reviewed the available evidence for how over-the-counter treatments dealt with the itch of bug bites, and found “little direct evidence for the efficacy of treatments for simple insect bites, and, in general, recommendations for treatment are based on expert opinion and clinical experience.”
They added that with ointments containing antiseptics, antihistamines, or numbing agents such as lidocaine and benzocaine only appeared to help “sometimes”.
That said, “Sometimes” is better than nothing, the researchers concluded, and having reviewed all available options, came to this recommendation:
“For mild local reactions, the area should be cleaned and a cold compress applied. Oral analgesics can be given for pain, and a mild corticosteroid cream applied to reduce inflammation and itching. Large local reactions can be treated with an oral antihistamine.
Non-sedating antihistamines are preferred during the day, but a sedating antihistamine can be of use at night if sleep is disturbed. Antibacterial treatment is not required for simple insect bites, but secondary infections should be treated with an oral antibacterial agent in accordance with local guidelines.”
Our thoughts, the healthiest way is to use fly screens for your doors and windows to keep that nasty bugs away…
Retractable screen doors an alternative to sliding screen doors. These casings can be mounted in several ways. An inside mount can be flush with the door frame. A surface mount can be mounted on the surface of your door frame. Thirdly, you can build in your casing inside the wall and your screen and casing will recess completely out of the way. These screen doors are custom made to fit the measurements of your doors. They provide an open wall ‘indoor-outdoor’ experience for single, double doors, patio, sliding, French doors, garage or pocket glass doors. They are used in Mid-century modern and modernist architecture situations, among many others.
Most retractable doors use a spring-loaded roller very similar to a window blind, except the roller is mounted vertically when used in a door application. Screen material is attached to the roller while the opposite side of the material is attached to sliding bar riding on top and bottom tracks. The bar is moved back and forth to open or close the screen. The bar is usually held closed with a magnetic closure. Different types of mesh fabric options are available from standard fiberglass mesh, pet screen resistant mesh and solar screen mesh. The operation of the screens are manually or motorized. Motorized screens are ideal for large doors or openings for easier opening and closing.
Insecticide coating effective against mosquitoes
mosquito researchers say the new coating kills some of the most insecticide-resistant mosquitoes
A new method of applying insecticide to netting has proved 100% effective against some strains of mosquito, an international study reports.
The electrostatic coating allows the netting to carry much higher doses of insecticide.
In experiments, the coating killed off many more mosquitoes than usual.
Dutch researchers, writing in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, say this could help control diseases such as malaria.
Insecticide resistance in mosquitoes has become a significant problem in many parts of the world where malaria is endemic.
It is thought that water-based spray insecticides and bed nets, which often contain low levels of insecticide, don’t always kill the mosquitoes, allowing them to develop resistance.
In this study, researchers from the Netherlands used a charged surface, originally developed for trapping airborne pollen, and applied insecticide to it.
The long-lasting electrostatic charge allowed high levels of insecticide to stick fast to the netting, giving the mosquitoes a lethal overdose when they came into contact with the surface – even for just a few seconds.
The technique was tested on different strains of mosquito in South Africa, Tanzania and at a lab at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine.
The research team found that the electrostatic coating of insecticide killed more mosquitoes than other nettings and, for certain insecticide-resistant mosquitoes, was 100% effective.
Conventional nettings kill fewer than 10% of mosquitoes, the study said.
Marit Farenhorst, who led the research, from In2Care at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, said the coating could be used on screens on windows and doors around the home, on curtains and walls, and in mosquito traps and wall ventilation tubes in homes.
“It’s a new way of trying to target and contaminate mosquitoes,” she said.
She also said the new method would be suitable for a number of different types of chemical insecticide.
However, she said the coating was probably not suitable for bed nets because people regularly touch and wash them so the insecticide would come off over time.
How mosquitoes find their human targets
Mosquitoes seem particularly good at finding humans to bite, and now scientists have a better idea why.
According to a new study, the insects have a multi-sensory strategy that involves odors, visual cues, and body heat which is used to draw them closer to their prey.
It is believed that from about 10m to 50m away, they can smell exhaled carbon dioxide, or CO2; about 5m to 15m away, they can see the target; then, within 1m, body heat gets detected.
To test the way their senses work, researchers released mosquitoes into the controlled setting of a wind tunnel which had one visual cue, a black dot in the floor.
They found that when CO2 was injected into the air, the insects became interested in the spot on the ground; otherwise, with just background air, they were not attracted to it.
One of the researchers explains, “They only pay attention to visual features after they detect an odor that indicates the presence of a host nearby.”
A separate test was conducted that indicated a preference for heat regardless of CO2 levels in the air.
Summer will come again; you have to prepare your home against unwanted intruders and you need flyscreens,
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