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  • The Bug Warden™ provides a very cost effective solution to one source of mosquitoes and other bugs entering your home. And just in time for Bug Season in many parts of the country. The "Bug Warden™" complements your pet door installation.

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    Patio pet doors provide a great way to provide pet access next to your existing sliding doors. Once installed, the screen door can not be shut all the way or pet door access is blocked. Until the Bug Warden™ arrived, the only option was to close the screen door to the point where the patio pet door starts, leaving a bug gap between the edge of the partially opened screen door up
    to 3" wide by over 6 feet tall...over 200 square inches of mosquito, fly and other pest access. The Bug Warden™ blocks bugs from entering the bug gap by adhering to the side of the exterior face of the patio pet door and extending out a soft flexible material to provide a bug blocking seal with your screen door.
    • In some locales it's really important that bugs not have a way into the house. But until now, nobody has come up with a good way of solving this problem.

    Introducing the "Bug Warden™"!

    Here's the answers to your questions:

    What's the Bug Gap?

      Patio pet doors provide a great way to provide pet access next to your existing sliding doors. Once installed, the screen door should not be shut all the way or pet door access is blocked. Until the Bug Warden™ arrived, the only option was to close the screen door to the point where the patio pet door starts, leaving a bug gap between the edge of the partially opened screen door up to 3" wide by over 6 feet tall...over 200 square inches of mosquito, fly and other pest access.

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    How does the Bug Warden Work?

      The Bug Warden™ blocks bugs from entering the bug gap by adhering to the side of the exterior face of the patio pet door and extending out a soft flexible material to provide a bug blocking seal with your screen door.

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    Is it Easy to Install?

      Yes. There is no drilling into the screen door or pet door and no hacksaw required. Simply remove the adhesive backing, press to install the Bug Warden™ and finish with the screen door bumper at the top of the sliding rail to ensure an optimal seal every time you close the screen door.

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    Will it Fit My Panel Pet Door/Screen Door Combination?

      The Bug Warden™ is fully customizable. All you need is a pair of scissors to resize. The maximum gap width supported is 3" and the Bug Warden includes guidelines to adjust the gap width size down to 2" or 1". The Standard Height is 81" (shipped as two 40.5" strips to control shipping costs). Also available in the Tall Height option of up to 101"

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    Will it work in my Environment?

      Yes. The Bug Warde™n is made of thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) which is much more environmentally friendly and fade resistant than vinyl (PVC) and specifically designed to withstand extremes including summer heat, winter cold, and humidity. Furthermore the adhesive was selected by experts at 3M to provide the desired adhesion between typical patio pet doors and the flexible TPE material. (Note: It's a good idea to clean the surface before applying the Bug Warden. See the instructions).

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    100% Designed, Engineered and Manufactured in the USA ---- Patent Pending

     

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    Product Description

    • Blocks Flies, Mosquitoes and Other Pests

      Seals the "bug gap" in every patio pet door
    • Aesthetically Pleasing

      Blends in seamlessly with your patio pet door

    No Drilling into Pet Door or Screen Door

    Damage free. Adhesive can be rubbed off pet door if desired

    Easy Installation

    Trim height with scissors, peel adhesive backing, apply to patio pet door, install stop washer.

    Won't Fade

    High-end flexible Santoprene rubber won't fade in the Sun like vinyl
    • Made in the U.S.A.

    Designed, manufactured, and assembled in the U.S.A.

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    Other Mosquito Reduction Techniques

    Mosquitoes are a significant threat to human health, economies, and enjoyment. Thus mosquito control is a vital public-health practice in many regions. Public agencies conduct mosquito-control operations against 3 targeted problems.
    Mosquito nuisance: mosquitoes irritate people around homes, parks and other areas;
    Mosquito economic impact: mosquitoes can reduce real estate values, deter tourism and related business, they also can impact livestock or poultry production.
    Mosquito disease transmitter: public health is affected when mosquitoes spread infectious disease.

    There are three types of control strategies for targeting mosquitoes. The best of these methods is source reduction. Source reduction is the elimination or manipulation of habitats known to produce mosquitoes. The second most common method is by applying environmentally-benign products to kill mosquito larvae that are not harmful to fish, animals or humans. The third, and least preferred method uses a-spectrum insecticides, which can be harmful to fish, birds and other animals.

    Table below provides some interventions that may be applied around a home to reduce or eliminate the mosquito population. To assure no mosquitoes in the home care should be taken to properly seal all optional entry sight. The Bug Warden™ can complement this effort.

    Reducing Mosquito Sources Around the Home.

    Mosquito Sources What to Do to Reduce Mosquitoes
    Swimming pools Keep water off cover
    Maintain water quality at all times.

    Tree holes Fill hole with sand or mortar.
    Plastic pools Drain water when not in use, or cover so mosquitoes cannot lay eggs.
    Containers Empty water.
    Store in an inverted position.
    Dispose.
    Cover so mosquitoes cannot lay eggs.

    Bird baths Change water at least once a week.
    Standing water Eliminate by draining.
    Fill in low areas.

    Cooling system drains Prevent water from standing.
    Street gutter or catch basins Keep litter and garden debris out of gutter.
    Do not overwater yard.
    Roof gutters Clean once a year to remove debris.
    Irrigated lawns or fields Avoid overirrigation.
    Drain standing water.
    Adapted from the Sacramento/Yolo Mosquito & Vector Control District.

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