No screens = BUGS!
I am fairly certain that I can generalize ALL of Europe in this post.
I am generally not squirmy about bugs at all but I don't like finding random fruit fly nests in a minuscule drop of honey I forgot to clean up. We also have some very aggressive wasps that buzz in and out of the house. And I can assure you that I don't need to prove there are mosquitoes biting me with mosquito bite pictures and the red X's I insert with my nail into the middle to help prevent them from scratching. (I don't think it helps the scratching but at least it makes me feel better.)
A HS friend, who was an ex-pat in Belgium, had a DIY approach to screens at their house.
I have been taking an unofficial very scientific poll among Europeans about why they don't have screens. Besides claiming that there aren't very many bugs that enter the houses here (WRONG!), they also claim screens are ugly.
Ok, I will give them the ugly but no bugs? Do you have problems with this out there?
On another note, we have a June marathon of visitors starting on Thursday and ending at the end of June with 3 sets of people visiting. I don't know how much time for blogging I will have but be assured, I will probably still be reading yours!