Bug misting systems

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    Do any of you have any experience with the bug misting systems for your backyard/pool areas? We just built a new house on a small lake and put in a pool but we didn't screen it in because it looks much better without and insurance won't cover it anyway.

    Anyway, the gnats and spiders are making us nuts and I'm tired of cleaning spider webs off of everything, everyday and scooping a buttload of gnats out of the pool. Thought that this might be what we are looking for. Thoughts?
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    screen it, go all black
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    Having it screened is almost a necessity in Florida. Since you live near a small lake, I'd check for "visitors" before jumping in :eek:

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    Is it a covered back porch? Or a screen arond the pool issue?
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    Retractable screens are super cool! There's a company out of Jacksonville called Sunesta! See the retractable "sentry screen" there great!
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    We have a very deep covered porch with black metal fencing around the entire perimeter of the porch deck. If we could find a way to keep the bugs out of the covered porch area (where the furniture is) it would be a huge improvement. We knew it would a little buggy but this is absurd :awkward: Interestingly enough, not a single mosquito. Don't know what the Viera company puts in these lakes but.....
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    You'll love these screens there expensive but the warranties are incredible! I'm in vero beach pm me if you'd like a rough price. All I'd need is width x height measurements..
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    Thanks, this might be what we are looking for.
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    If you're in Florida it is almost a necessity to have your whole pool screened. No-see-ums, mosquitoes, snakes, spiders, reptiles... Will all be in your pool all the time. This is going to make pool maintenance a nightmare, especially since you live by a lake. If you really don't want to screen the pool, you can always get lanai panels installed to keep your patio area free of the bugs.

    I used to install pool cages and I can tell you its an investment you won't regret, unless of course you choose some half assed installers/company to install it.
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