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This ‘easy to install, easy to remove’ magnetic screen keeps bugs out for $14

Open your windows without letting in the creepy crawlies.

Lavender and roses are perfuming the air right about now and when it's not too hot, it can be a lovely time to let in the breeze — then you don't have to run up the a/c (and run up your bills). But if a torn or old screen is giving bugs a direct path inside your house, let us introduce you to the NeatiEase Magnetic Window Screen. It's an "easy to install, easy to remove," solution and you can get it for just $14 at Amazon.

This kit doesn't require any special tools to install your screen. All you need are a tape measure and scissors.  

$14 at Amazon

Why is it a good deal? 💰

At $14, this is the lowest price the magnetic screen has been since last fall. It's the perfect solution when your lease doesn't allow you to install a screen — there's no screws or drilling involved — or if you have a lot of windows that would require a lot more than $14 a pop for screens. This goes for casement windows, sliding windows and even your jalousies!

Why do I need this? 🤔

It's a great feeling to open the windows, but not so great is catching multi-legged invaders hanging out by your dinner. But fear not! These sturdy screens refuse to let bugs check in. If you need to remove them they leave no sticky trace and can be customized for uniquely shaped windows as well — though the screens are available in three additional sizes. (Prices vary by size.)

The magnetic screen is a great solution for renters or homeowners who have a lot of windows and not so many screens. The high-quality fiberglass mesh is a breeze to install, fire-retardant and helps keep your home bug-free. It's also easy to clean and has a 12-month warranty.

Hand pulling off magnetic window screen.
What's the buzz? It's out in the garden, not in the house. (Amazon)

What reviewers say 💬

Homeowners and renters love this magnetic screen — over 1,800 fans have given it a five-star rating, calling it an "easy, flexible, cheap solution!"

Pros 👍

Wrote one shopper: "I lived in an apartment with no window screens on the third floor. Having a cat in the apartment, it felt dangerous when I wanted to open the window. Naturally, per the lease, I wasn't supposed to do any 'damaging or permanent' alterations. This product checked all the boxes I needed! Custom sizing (per your needs), easy to install, easy to remove, sturdy, and good quality! Helped me have peace of mind for my cat and no incoming bugs!"

It also comes in handy in an Airbnb. "We are staying long-term in an Airbnb and one of the windows is missing a screen. I looked for an adjustable screen I could place in the window, but couldn't find anything tall enough. This screen kit did the job perfectly! I liked that it didn't require any special tools, just a tape measure and scissors."

"We have windows that didn’t come with screens when we purchased the house, and have two cats who love to sit in front of these windows and watch the birds," said another who avoided a cat-astrophe. "We could never open the windows all the way because we didn’t want them getting out. This took me about 20 minutes to install, and of course, it doesn’t look as professional as if we hired a company but it’ll pass for sure! Definitely recommended, I’m buying another set for the other side. :)"

Cons 👎

"It can be tough pressing the plastic seal in with the window mesh," reported this shopper. "I found it helped immensely to pre-cut the right length of seal and apply by lifting the magnetic tape off and pressing on both sides (so you're applying pressure from the front and back) and then let the magnetic snap back to place as you finish sealing."

Another wrote: "Works fine, and is very easy to install. It just depends on the window type. I have a window that closes from top to bottom and I cannot close the window without messing up the mesh. The adhesion and the mesh work fine when the window is open."

The magnets make installation is a snap — no screws or drilling required.

$14 at Amazon

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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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