RV DIY, Part 3
We love making new friends and having company over. What we do not appreciate are uninvited house guests in the form of spiders, bees, flies, mosquitoes, and other creepy crawlies and flying insects making their way inside to steal our cool air and become a general nuisance.
Rather than spending an arm and a leg on pre-made insect screens for our tiny home, Marvin made his own insect screens for under $20.
These easy DIY insect screens will keep the critters at bay so you can be free to enjoy your RVing experience.
What You'll Need:
- 1 Roll of Aluminum Screen
- 1 Roll of Foil Tape
- 1 Pair of Tin Snips
- Tape Measure
Measure each cover on which you will attach your insect screens. Allow yourself 1/4" to 1/2" on each side to tape it down.
Tip: "Measure twice. Cut once."
Unroll your aluminum screen, and measure and cut out each piece.
Tip: You may find that an outdoor space will work better for you (picnic table, folding table, etc.).
Tip: Marvin found it easier to do one at a time. Measure the cover, measure and cut the screen, and install that screen. Then move on to the next one.
With your foil tape, attach each screen to its corresponding cover.
Tip: You will not need the full width of the tape. Marvin cut his down the middle lengthwise.
For the screen over the refrigerator vent, cut one piece to lay over the whole cover, rather than pieces for each slit.
For the screen over the hot water heater, remove the vent cover that comes with it, put your insect screen in, snap the original vent cover back in place, and tape both down.
That's it! Keep the little critters out, and don't spend a fortune on pre-made insect covers.
7/18/2017 12:12:38 am
Thank you for sharing this helpful article. It's very simple to follow, and it definitely helps me a lot in my pest issues. I'll definitely try this out for myself when I get home. I have the right equipment and I cannot wait to do this already. Hopefully, I can follow the instructions clearly and no issues will arise.
8/16/2017 03:23:53 pm
Oh, my gosh, you're so welcome! I'm so sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, but you somehow slipped through the cracks! I hope you were able to get your insect screens installed without any trouble.
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