you didn't do something years ago?
I have spent every summer since I moved into The Cottage thinking about having fly screens put on the ranch sliders and windows. In fact two or three years ago I did put a fly screen on the second bedroom so that guests sleeping there could have the door closed and the sliding window wide open at nigh: not all guests want to leave their bedroom door open to take the benefit of the airconditioning on hot nights.
This year has been hot and, very unusually for Hawkes Bay, we have had some relatively humid evenings and I've fallen prey to mozzies or other bitey beasties when the evening has turned to night. Living right in the country we also tend to attract lots of flying insects at night lured in either by the light or the carbon dioxide that we humans exhale. So come time to put the lights on the doors and windows all get closed.
Recently I wondered why I had never thought of making proper fly screens with frames which could be fitted into the ranch sliders and open windows. Some years ago I did try a screen fitted with Velcro but it was very short lived. Yesterday I made a proper fitted screen for the ranch slider in the bedroom and today I've made screens for the living room ranch sliders and some windows.
Tonight I am sitting typing this after 10pm with a very strong wind and a temperature of 22℃ outside - and considerably more inside - but a lovely breeze blowing right through The Cottage and no insects! Why, oh why, didn't I do this 5 years ago?