Unless you were an hour late to work this morning and couldn’t figure out why, you were among the millions of people who begrudgingly set your clocks forward 60 minutes on Sunday in observance of Daylight Savings Time, losing one hour of much needed sleep, an hour of time with friends and/or family, or 60 minutes of unattainable rest that you will not have the chance to try to get back until Fall.
If you’re like me and most people on this great planet of ours, you have questioned why Daylight Savings Time was instituted in the first place and why, in the age of self-landing rockets, full-body imaging, electric cars and $9.00 cups of coffee, do we still have the need for it.
Well, with my curiosity getting the better of me, I believe I may have researched my way to the reason for the institution of Daylight Savings Time, and while most of us are not big fans of the answer, it might put your mind at ease (at least it did mine) to know what the answer is . . . WAR. While the beginning and ending dates of Daylight Savings Time have changed over the years and the countries that observe it have jumped on and off the Daylight Savings Time bandwagon, it was originally instituted to conserve fuel needed to produce electric power during World War I. I did not, much to my dismay, find one good answer to why we still observe it.
Regardless, despite the fact that Daylight Savings Time was established during an era of great challenges, today, at least for me personally, Daylight Savings Times means some awesome things are right around the corner – longer days, warmer nights, barbeques, and the exhausting vacations with family to sandy beaches for which I always forget to pack the sunscreen.
At A to z Screens, however, Daylight Savings Time means we are about to go to war with one inevitable thing . . . MOSQUITOS. Back in the days of WWI, the little bloodsuckers were simply an itchy annoyance, unless you happened to be vacationing in a sandy beached country known for malaria. Now-a-days, they can carry the West Nile Virus and the Zika Virus, giving to you and your blood more than they take, and infected mosquito population in the Sacramento-Yolo area continues to grow annually (Source: The Sacramento-Yolo Mosquito and Vector Control District).
It is for this reason that we are asking you to “spring” into action and prepare for war! Check your home for any bent, broken, ripped or tattered window screens and/or screen doors, and if you find any, call us at 916-408-2496. We will make it our mission to get you the breeze without any the bugs, and estimates are always FREE with NO HIGH-PRESSURE SALES TACTICS.