I have gaps above and below the doors of my house, from which mosquitoes enter in huge numbers. I fold newspapers and fit them every day. This takes a lot of time as I have to do it for every door.

Please give answer in consideration to the fact that I can only fix it at home itself as my city is under complete lock-down due to corona-virus

Sorry, I am not good at speaking English.

What can I do to stop them once and for all.

this is a video in which you can see the problem with one of the doors

  • If you could provide a picture of the whole door and a few to show some detail, the door may be in good enough shape to remove and reset.
    – Jack
    Commented Apr 24, 2020 at 15:19
  • @Jack thanks for the suggestion, I've added a video now Commented Apr 24, 2020 at 16:24
  • This looks like a metal, perhaps aluminum door? If there was anyway to get weather stripping applied, is all you need. I know the lockdown makes it difficult, but that is the proper fix.
    – Jack
    Commented Apr 24, 2020 at 16:45
  • That is crazy that mosquitos are going through such small gaps. I have never experienced that and I once had a back yard full of mosquitoes with a backdoor that was old and gaps almost that you could see through. Have you thought about putting a storm door on?
    – DMoore
    Commented Apr 24, 2020 at 17:00
  • @Jack Yes. Well thanks, I should be thinking of making a weather strip at home somehow. Commented Apr 24, 2020 at 18:46

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If you have any kind of wide tape that can be applied like the blue lines suggest, that may help you. The door will to be free of dirt or dust so the tape will really stick good.

The one example on the corner with the brown and blue is the example I meant in the comment. The 2 other examples are tape stuck in place and folded back so it sticks to itself and the jamb again.

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  • I can do this . Thanks jack Commented Apr 25, 2020 at 3:48

I would suggest that you call a contractor to replace the door. You could go to Home Depot or Lowes or call a local window and door company to access your problem and give you a price to do the work. If the door itself is not the priblem then a more detailed description of the problem is needed.

  • I live in india, and we have complete lockdown at my place. Sorry I should've mentioned that earlier Commented Apr 24, 2020 at 11:08
  • Your answer is perfect though. Commented Apr 24, 2020 at 11:11

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