Magic Mesh is a new type of screen door that opens easily then promises to magically close itself behind you. We brought it to Alligator Alley in Summerdale to test it out.
Recent rainbands that soaked marshy banks, along with a soupy air mass have served as a breeding ground for mosquitoes along the bayous at Alligator Alley. Workers hope this Magic Mesh will keep the bugs out of their work space. We met up with Wesley Moore owner of Alligator Alley to test it out. "You can always tell a true southerner they never eat vanilla icecream outside in the summertime, only cookies and cream or chocolate, that way you never see the gnats," says Moore.
And there are lots of gnats swarming around us in the heat. To cover Alligator Alley's exposed entrance door we quickly went to work velcroing the outer edges of the Magic Mesh. "It took us a total of 5 minutes. So it was very easy to install which I think is a pretty big key," says Moore.
But don't let the products name fool you. Of course the Magic Mesh isn't magic at all. What's it's secret? The informercial says that the secret really isn't magic, it's magnets, 18 magnets to be exact. When you separate them, they automatically snap back together. So bugs have little chance to enter.
What about those visiting the alligators for the day? "At first people didn't know what to do almost like it was some type of a barrier, but they walked right through it, it did it's job it closed right up," says Moore, "The gnats are on our side, the people are on that side," says Moore.
They easily walked through the entrance one by one, unaffected. And, the magnets seemed to stick. "I don't feel the cool air pushing through it like you normally would, so it's doing it's a good product," says Moore.
In your opinion is this a deal or a dud? "I think it's a deal," says Moore.
The Magic Mesh cost us $20.