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1st September 2011

Harvest without insects?

It's that time of year again when the summer is closing out and the light nights are closing in. It can mean only one thing for farmers, it's time to harvest which is bad news if you own a property in a rural, countryside location but Phantom Screens can help.


It's the busiest time of the year for farmers at the moment with arable crops such as wheat, barley and oilseed rape all primed for harvesting. The harvest moon always falls around this time and this year it will be on 23rd September. The harvest moon or autumn equinox is a period that happens every September where the moon appears brighter and larger for several nights giving farmers invaluable extra time to gather in their crops.


The autumn equinox sets the date for the harvest festival, which is normally held the Sunday of or nearest to the harvest moon. The festival is an opportunity to give thanks for a successful harvest and for school children and church goers to help those who are less privileged

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However it won't be all thanks giving as crops are not the only things that get harvested. This season every year brings out vast numbers of insects such as flies and daddy long legs. If you live in a rural location, near to harvesting then the chances are you're going to have a few extra creepy crawlies to contend with in September. A fly screen is great way to stop them coming into your home and interrupting your own harvest festival celebrations.


Insects aren't the only worry to come from the harvesting of crops combine harvesters create lots of dust which can flare up hay fever symptoms, however a fly screen with a pollen mesh option can help reduce these symptoms due to its structure and ability to catch spores.


If you need a solution to your hot weather woes then contact one of our experienced installers or call 01778 560070.