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A Screened Window for ventilation and bug protection


Installing windows increases light and ventilation, but they must be screened for several reasons.  First, screens act as a barrier against disease-carrying insects such as mosquitoes, flies and ticks, which are prevalent in many tropical and subtropical regions. This reduces the transmission of vector-borne diseases such as malaria, dengue fever, and chikungunya, which pose significant health risks to rural populations.   Furthermore, in areas where livestock or agricultural activities are common, they help keep pests and rodents out of homes, protecting food supplies and minimizing the risk of contamination. Overall, screened windows are a cost-effective and practical intervention to promote health, hygiene, and comfort.

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