Hi, I recently bought a 120" manual roll screen and I plan to take it also outside. until now I watched in several occasions movies outside with a diy fixed screen. there were some insects on the screen, despite smoke-based insects repellent placed nearby but didn t care, as I shouldn t have to roll the screen. but now I am a little bit worried because of my new roll screen, even if, before i will rolling it up, I imagine i will brush away the most of the insects, if only couple of fat mosquitoes remain on the screen and get rolled/splashed I will have some serious blood stains on my new screen. how did others solve this problem? please help, thanks.
We installed a cooling fan on each side of the screen and next to the seats. Mosquitoes (and most other bugs) avoid the breeze. We run the fans before rolling the screen and the seat fans are controled seperately so they can be turned on and off as needed. Not sure if it will work for you, but you might try it with a basic house fan first, and if it keeps the bugs off, you could look for something more permanant.
What an excellent topic! I'm at the point where I am just waiting on shipping for the last few things I need for my outdoor theater, and for some reason, I only ever considered the impact of insects for biting me, and not for heading "Toward the light!" haha