Posted by Nicci | Posted in Garden, Household Products, Personal Care | Posted on 27-07-2011
Tags: As Seen On TV, Bug Bands, Infomercials, Magic Mesh
I love summer. The golden sun, the long days, the lazy schedule . . . . This summer, though, most of our nation has been gripped by a heat wave that belies last winter’s “Snowpocalypse.” Even a true summer-phile like me can get a little tired of the unbearable heat when a seemingly endless string of 100+ degree days is unbroken by a good ol’ gully washer. At SeenOnTV Express, our neck of the woods is crippled by the worst drought since the Dust Bowl, and our lakes, one of the only respites from the heat, have been deemed off-limits due to toxic blue-green algae flourishing in the blistering, dry heat.
The only good thing about this summer’s heat and drought is that it has put the kibosh on mosquitoes, the bane of my existence. Unfortunately, that is not true of all bugs, pests, no-see-ums, and menacing, prolific flies. Our hatred of flies in the house has become so extreme that our 2-year-old son has taken to the belief that anything that must be closed must be done in an effort to “keep the flies out.”
I’d better shut the garage door to keep the flies out.
I’d better close the refrigerator to keep the flies out.
I’d better shut the drawer to keep the flies out.
I’m thinking this must be a common refrain in our household, since our toddler has so thoroughly ingrained it into his little heart.
As always, though, there is an As Seen On TV product to solve the problem. One of my favorite infomercial pest control products is the Magic Mesh magnetic screen door. My husband and I installed a regular screen door once, and the fact that we remain married after the ordeal is a testament to pure stubbornness. Magic Mesh, though, is easily installed on most door frames, including those on campers and RV’s. At the end of the season, when it’s no longer needed, Magic Mesh is just as easily removed and stored.
With Magic Mesh, you can avoid the loud banging of a screen door as busy kids run in and out. With 18 magnets pulling the screen closed, Magic Mesh closes quickly and quietly, keeping bugs out without making you bug out.
Another key feature of Magic Mesh is its ability to be used hands free. If you are carrying plates of food to your backyard barbecue, or if you are frequently balancing meat, vegetables, and grill tools for outdoor cooking, Magic Mesh lets you easily exit and enter hands-free–and it closes automatically behind you.
If you’re bugged by insects when you are outside, consider trying Bug Bands insect repelling wristbands. Chemical-free and odor-free, Bug Bands are a safe alternative to smelly citronella candles or noxious insect repellent sprays.