Mosquito Curtains: Beating the Mosquitos in Style

Outdoor month has arrived...and so have the mosquitoes. Given the swamp status of our city and the absurd amount of rain we've had this season, we capital city dwellers are plagued by the blood-sucking pests. Thankfully, there are chic alternatives to a summer spent indoors and warm evenings drenched in bug spray...

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Our favorite is the rise of the Georgia-born Mosquito Curtains, a customizable option for those opposed to the look and expense of screened porches. We've seen quite a few DC apartment balconies and historic porches adorned in them this spring.

Basically, Mosquito Curtains are exactly what they sound like — panels of mosquito netting mounted either on tracks or a velcro system that can be closed at night to block intrusive pests or opened during the day for the elegant look of outdoor curtains.

Besides the draw of having a flexible alternative to standard screened porches, mosquito curtains are typically 80% less than the cost of their permanent counterparts and generally last almost twice as long with proper care. You can chose wither black, white, or ivory curtains.

To learn more about Mosquito Curtains, visit their website.

(Images: Mosquito Curtains)