Insect sprays, pest strips and insect bombs have no place in the modern kitchen, as their vapours pollute the air you breathe, and their chemical residues accumulate on foods and food preparation areas — leading to ill-health.
Fly wire screens on windows and doors should keep flies and mosquitoes away; however, if insects beat the barriers, a simple fly swat is usually all that is needed.
It’s important to keep fly-wire screens clean of dust and mould. Use your vacuum cleaner to remove dust, and then wipe over screens using a hot water and vinegar solution. The vinegar will act as an anti-mould agent. Many people are allergic or intolerant to the microscopic spores and chemical vapours given off by moulds and mildew.