Best Types of Insect Screen For Pest Control

The summer months mean the kids are home from school and there are long, lazy days spent on porches or around the pool. But with all the fun of summer comes one downside: bugs.

Having durable insect screening protection on porches, windows and doors can help reduce the risk of exposure to these bugs and make those summer months much more enjoyable. All of Phifer’s screens can protect against insects, but select Phifer insect screening products are made with an ultra-tight weave that will protect against many of the smallest type of bugs. Phifer insect screening products provide excellent insect protection, but Phifer's TuffScreen® No-See-Ums, Solar Insect Screening (20x30 mesh), NO-SEE-UMS (20x20 mesh) and Aluminum Screen for Tiny Insects are designed specifically to prevent most of the smallest bugs from getting through and into your home.

The Real and Hidden Costs of Unwanted Bugs

Tightly-Woven Mesh: The Phifer Difference

You take pride in your home and work hard to enjoy it. Having the right insect screening can help to prevent most bugs in the home. Phifer’s No-See-Ums fiberglass mesh screening products have a 15 to 20 percent tighter weave than standard insect screening, making sure that most of the tiniest bugs can’t get into your home. Better yet, Phifer NO-SEE-UMS screening offers protection from bugs without compromising the quality of airflow to your home or patio enclosure.

Phifer offers a full range of products to guard your home against insects, including screening for:

  • Doors
  • Windows
  • Screened-in porches
  • Three-season rooms
  • Pool enclosures
  • Lanais
  • Gazebos

Easy-to-Install Insect Screening to Meet Your Needs

Whether you opt for professionally-installed insect screening products or plan to install them yourself, Phifer’s wide range of screening products offer added benefits besides protection from most gnats, no-see-ums, mosquitoes and other pests.


Better Airflow

Enjoy a cool summer breeze with improved airflow and ventilation through our premium insect screening.


Daytime Privacy

Relax outdoors out of view from prying eyes! Many of our screen options are built with outward visibility in mind, but minimize what others see from the outside looking in.


Pet/Animal Resistant

Choose from one of our many durable screening products that can protect you from insects AND withstand pawing and clawing from family pets or wild animals like squirrels or raccoons.


Withstands Wind Impact

Some of the areas that are hit hardest by mosquitoes and other bugs are right in the path of hurricanes and tropical storms. Phifer offers a wind abatement screen that is strong enough to stand up to high winds and will protect against most bugs long after the storm has passed.


Keep Bugs Out. Keep the View You Love!



Our insect screens are GREENGUARD Gold Certified, which means they are certified to contribute to a higher indoor air quality due to low chemical emissions, carcinogens and toxins. Many of our insect screens are also infused with Microban®, approved by the EPA to prevent the growth of microbes, fungus and germs that cause stains, odors and decomposition of your screen over time.

Stronger Construction

Our TuffScreen® No-See-Ums screens are highly durable and eliminate the need for a chair rail or seam that obstructs the view of your picture window. It comes in larger widths and is an excellent choice for insect protection on pool cages, screen enclosures or for retractable screens. Our TuffScreen® and 18x14 products are also terrific choices for this purpose.

What Material Is Right for You?

Learn more about the benefits of different types of Phifer screen materials and how they can help you protect your home from insects.

Fiberglass – Fiberglass offers more give and flexibility at a lower price. For instance, if you have children throwing a baseball or football around in your backyard, fiberglass won’t dent if the ball accidentally makes contact with the screen. If you live in a coastal or high humidity climate, our fiberglass screens are also a great choice for staying cooler.

Polyester – Polyester screening is coated with vinyl to make it ultra-resistant to tears and punctures. It’s a great choice for windows and doors as well as patio and porch enclosures.

Aluminum – Aluminum screens are highly durable and long-lasting. Additionally, these screens are rust resistant and won’t sag over time. Darker colored aluminum screens also offer great visibility.

Bronze – A premium metal screen that weathers to a rich, dark bronze finish and delivers excellent visibility, bronze is a perfect choice for historic or landmark homes where a distinct quality and many years of durability are important.

DIY Insect Screening

Learn more about the benefits of different types of Phifer screen materials and how they can help you protect your home from insects.


To learn more about which type of screening is right for you, take our quick quiz or check out our screening selection guide. If you still need help, contact us and we’ll help you find the perfect screening product for your application.

If you’re opting for a professional install, ask for Phifer products by name to ensure you get the quality insect protection you’re looking for. If you’re planning on a DIY install, we’re proud to partner with a number of online and brick-and-mortar retailers where you can find our products in stores or on their websites.

To learn more, check out these videos for some tips on installing your very own Phifer insect screening at home.

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