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West Nile virus (WNV) is a virus that is most commonly spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. It affects the central nervous system and can cause a potentially serious illness with varying symptoms.

In 2016, there were 36 reported infections of West Nile Virus in Orange County alone. With all of the rain in Southern California this past winter, the mosquito population is expected to rise, in turn, increasing the chances of contracting West Nile Virus. You can read more about it here:

As daunting as that may be, there is something you can do about it! These three products can help protect you and your family from West Nile Virus.

1. StowAway Retractable Screen Doors

Pictured are double retractable screen doors with black fiberglass mesh and the frame color in archetectural bronze installed by Classic Improvement Products.

A StowAway Retractable Screen Door is an upgrade alternative to a traditional swinging or sliding screen that is attached to the exterior or interior of a door or window frame and retracts back into its protective housing canister for storage when not in use. The StowAway Retractable Screen Door has many different mesh options that you can choose from to keep the mosquitoes out of your house while getting some fresh air in.

2. Centor Screens

A Centor Screen can best be described as a Retractable Screen on steroids. This amazing cable pulley retractable screen system is a delight to use and opens or closes with just the touch of a fingertip. Just like a standard retractable screen, Centor Screens will disappear when not in use and can accommodate openings up to 24’-10” wide and 10’-6” tall.

The Centor Screen is the perfect solution for large bi-folding patio doors and compacting sliding patio doors. All Centor Screens can be installed on the interior or exterior of your home depending on the application. They will convert any opening into a shaded, comfortable, private and mosquito-free environment.

3. Motorized Power Screens

Motorized Power Screens include horizontally mounted screen units that lower down for sun, wind or bug protection. The housing unit is secured across the top of the opening to be protected. With the push of a button on a remote control or wall switch, the Motorized Power Screen lowers to the floor with the guidance of left and right vertical side tracks. These vertical side tracks are optional as power screens can function with or without them.

A wire guide system can also be implemented instead of sidetracks to prevent the screen from swaying back and forth in mild winds. Depending on the application, Motorized Power Screens can be surface mounted or mounted inside the jamb of an opening on the interior or exterior of a home. Motorized Power Screens are commonly installed on patios and California Rooms as well as regular doors and windows.

With these three products, you can help protect every opening on your home and prevent West Nile Virus from reaching you and your family. To have any of these products installed, visit or call (866) 567-0400 today.