Why are screens not common in Europe? I have hear a plethora of excuses ranging from, "we don't have as many bugs" coughbullshitcough to "We just don't need them".
It seems to me that places without central air that are forced to keep windows open should have screens. They are a (comparatively) cheap fix and don't hurt anything. I guess I just don't understand what is so bad about screens that you wouldn't use them.
What is the real reason that Europeans by and large do not have screens in their windows?