Insect Net Materials
Polyester mesh is a lightweight, yet durable material that can withstand harsh weather conditions.
It is the most commonly used insect net material due to its durability and affordability.
No-see-um mesh is an even finer mesh for smaller insects, but may not be as durable in extreme weather conditions.
Canvas or nylon are more heavy-duty materials than polyester and no-see-um meshes, however they may be more difficult to pack and transport.
Many insect nets come with a combination of these materials for added protection from bugs while outdoors.
Insect Net Shape and Size
When it comes to insect nets, there are two main shapes you should be aware of: rectangular and gathered-end.
Rectangular nets provide a more spacious feel as they fit the hammock in an open way, while gathered-end nets have a more traditional shape that fits snugly around the hammock.
Additionally, you can choose between single or double sized nets; single being for one person and double for two people.
It is important to consider the size of your hammock when selecting an insect net as well as the desired level of coverage that you want it to provide so that you get something suitable for your needs.
Insect Net Attachment and Suspension
Hook and loop fasteners are a great choice for attaching insect nets to outdoor furniture, as they are easy to attach and remove.
However, they may not be as secure as other types of attachment methods.
Zipper closures offer more security, but can be more difficult to attach and remove than hook and loops.
When considering how to suspend an insect net outdoors, you need to take into account the type of trees or structures the net will be attached to in order to choose appropriate cords or straps for the job.
Insect Net Ventilation
When selecting an insect net for your outdoor relaxation, it is important to consider the type of top that you choose.
Nets with a ventilated top will allow for airflow and reduce condensation but may not provide as much protection from larger insects such as bees or wasps.
Alternatively, nets with a solid top will provide more protection from these larger bugs, but may not have as much ventilation.
Therefore, it is essential to determine which feature is most important to you before making a purchase so that you can enjoy your time outdoors without the worry of pesky bugs!
Insect Net Care and Maintenance
Cleaning your insect net is essential for proper maintenance.
To clean, simply rinse off any dirt or debris that has accumulated on the net.
Do not machine wash or dry your insect net as this could damage it, resulting in a shorter lifespan and decreased effectiveness at keeping bugs out of your outdoor space.
To store your insect net properly, fold or roll it up and place in a dry location away from direct sunlight and extreme temperatures.
Doing so will help ensure the longevity of the material and its ability to protect you against unwanted pests while relaxing outdoors.
Insect Net Safety
When using insect nets, always check for any torn or frayed edges.
These types of nets may not provide sufficient protection and can leave you vulnerable to biting insects.
It’s also important to note that insect nets are not a substitute for proper mosquito netting in areas where there is a high risk of malaria or other insect-borne diseases.
Mosquito netting has been designed specifically with this purpose in mind and should be used if the risk of infection is present.
If you’re going to be travelling through an area with a high risk of malaria or other dangerous infections, make sure you bring along appropriate mosquito netting as well as an insect net for extra protection outdoors.
Insect Net Alternatives
Mosquito netting: an effective and affordable way to keep bugs at bay, mosquito netting can provide protection from larger insects.
Treated with insecticides for added protection, it is a popular choice for outdoor relaxation.
Insect repellent: sprays or lotions containing DEET are the most common form of insect repellent and help to deter bugs.
However, they may not provide complete protection as some insects may still be able to penetrate certain fabrics or bite through clothes.
Insect-proof clothing: while not always stylish, wearing long sleeves and pants, hats and socks when outdoors can create a physical barrier between you and the bugs that could potentially bite you.
It’s important to make sure the clothing is made of lightweight materials such as cotton so that your comfort isn’t compromised in hot weather!