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19th August 2011

Phantom Screens can stop you getting stung

Installing Phantom Screens will reduce the risk that this year's increased wasp population will have on your health and allow you to enjoy your garden more this summer.

The warm weather and recent heat wave has prompted Queens to build their nests earlier resulting in a strong wasp population according to pest-control experts. In 2010 pest controllers have seen a 71% increase in wasp queries and that's with a general lower temperature compared to summer 2011. That's bad news if you want to ventilate your house with open doors and windows.

Allergy UK, the leading medical charity for people with allergies and chemical sensitivities found that people who work or spend lots of time in their garden are more likely to become allergic to Wasp or Bee stings. The increased numbers of wasps will mean an increased number of people who will suffer from an anaphylactic reaction which should be treated in an allergy clinic or seen by your Doctor. Having window and door screens fitted will stop wasps coming into your home and causing any harm whilst allowing you to keep your property cool and fresh.

Pest controllers recommend avoiding bright colours and strong scents to reduce your risk of being stung but with a Phantom Screen you can wear your bright colours and continue to use that perfume because our Fly Screens will stop wasps entering your property this summer.

The wasp population increase and its threat is hot topic at the moment with it being discussed today by Vanessa Feltz on her BBC Radio 2 show. If you'd like to listen to her distressed caller and their bad experiences with wasps then it's available to listen to on the iplayer.

If you want to enjoy the summer without wasps in the house then call our expert Phantom Screen fitters or call 01778 560070.