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Old 10-07-2018, 05:49 PM   #1
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Bugs coming in through window screen

I love to read at night using the reading light, but have found they are a major bug magnet. Has anyone changed out their screens to no-see-um screen? I know the no-see-um screen will change the air flow coming in the windows and I do have some concerns about that.
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Old 10-07-2018, 06:53 PM   #2
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Last time this topic came up I went to a couple glass/screen shops around here, no one had or could get no-see-um screening. They only had 2 meshes of which the Escape was the finer. I was thinking on getting it on just a couple screens to use when needed.
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Old 10-07-2018, 08:26 PM   #3
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We did, changed everything except the screens on the vents. Changed all the windows.
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Why not just install a finer screen on the MaxxFan overhead and put the fan on intake, one entrance and multiple exits?
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Check out the emergency exit window. There is a lot of daylight around the handle of mine. I use a piece of fabric and a half round of pipe insulation/noodle over the red handle. It’s cut the number way down.
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:29 AM   #6
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Check out the emergency exit window. There is a lot of daylight around the handle of mine. I use a piece of fabric and a half round of pipe insulation/noodle over the red handle. It’s cut the number way down.
Those bugs look a little too big to be coming through the screen in my opinion. I think they are finding another path.
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Old 10-08-2018, 09:49 AM   #7
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We definitely had campgrounds with bugs that we could see coming through the mesh in the window screens. It wasn't a few bugs, it was more like thousands. They were attracted by the inside lights at night. Fortunately, they didn't bite.

Replacing the original screening with no-see-um screening is high on my to do list.
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Don't forget the weep holes in the window frames. I was at the Wisconsin Dells and the mosquitoes were vicious. Sprayed some cotton balls with Deep Woods Off and shoved them into the window frame weep holes. Stopped those suckers from coming in they're tenacious!
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I'm happy to hear we're not the only one getting bugs in our trailer, but sorry others are experiencing it too. We had gotten to the point of just having one light on in the trailer when it got dark.

cpaharley2008 - Jim my first thought was the MaxxFan, but haven't seen a bug issue with that - running it both ways. It's a pretty big mesh so one would think that was the area of invasion.



h2owmn you mentioned the gap around the handle of the emergency window - we too have a gap there that I stuff with a folded piece of paper towel. We also have a screen that doesn't fit properly by the dinette where we sleep. I thought that was where the bugs were coming in, but I sleep by that window (with it open) and haven't been bothered by any bugs while sleeping. Also in the daytime in buggy areas we've not seen a bug creep in through that opening.



Rubicon327 - the picture makes the bugs look larger than they are. They do die in the morning and I just clean them up. Just a pain at night when trying to read or when we have lights on.



Agree with ThomasG - no-see-um screening is needed and it will be the first thing we do when spring arrives.
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Don't forget the weep holes in the window frames. I was at the Wisconsin Dells and the mosquitoes were vicious. Sprayed some cotton balls with Deep Woods Off and shoved them into the window frame weep holes. Stopped those suckers from coming in they're tenacious!

Donna Deep Woods Off is our summer perfume (live in the Red River Valley in ND). I'll keep an eye on the weep holes. Love the idea of Off on cotton balls - great idea!
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Is it just me or does this thread seem "buggy?"
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Is it just me or does this thread seem "buggy?"
It’s not just you, Greg! It gives me the ‘creeps’.
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I bought no see um screen off of Amazon. Worked well on everything except the fantastic fan. The screen is so fine that it gets gunked up pretty quick with bugs and dust when the fan is on. Does not seem to affect airflow at all at the windows. The only problem was getting the loft screens out, and the screen is thinner so it really needs a bigger spline to hold better.
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I bought no see um screen off of Amazon. Worked well on everything except the fantastic fan. The screen is so fine that it gets gunked up pretty quick with bugs and dust when the fan is on. Does not seem to affect airflow at all at the windows. The only problem was getting the loft screens out, and the screen is thinner so it really needs a bigger spline to hold better.

Thank you for letting me know how it worked and needing a bigger spline. I'm looking forward to reading at night bug free.
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