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# 260015 6-Nov-2019 13:59
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Not sure if this should be in this thread as I'm asking for advice and not sharing any DIY project. Please move if need be.




Basically I'm looking for fly/insect mesh screens and the best way to cover up doors and windows.


What is commonly used/recommended? As per my intro post few months back, I'm new here and still learning the 'kiwi ways'.




I've done a little homework and found this:


Fibreglass Mesh Screen: Flymag Mesh Screen Fibreglass


Magnetic Screen strips: Flymag Magnetic Strips


(Edit: Not sure why links are not working in post)




Haven't used similar before so my concerns are around sticking the magnetic strips to frames in a rental home, and ease of removal after.


Also another concern, are there cheaper alternatives? Keep in mind the strip needs to go around the perimeter of the door/frame. 


Assuming a door is 2m high, and 1m width, I would need 6m just for one door.




I have 2 door to cover, and couple of windows that I would like to keep open when it gets balmy. 




All advice appreciated, and your solutions for keeping bugs out.

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  # 2349396 7-Nov-2019 12:24
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Sort of real basic - but a couple of years back we went to the local spotlight (fabric store) and got some thin mesh material, cut it to size and then just had bluetack holding it in place on the nights we wanted it up. In the morning, pull it off, roll it up and throw under the bed till night time. Rinse and repeat for next to nothing. 

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