How Mosquito Net Canopies Protect You From Disease

Flies, mosquitoes, and ticks can all spread disease through a bite. While insect repellents containing DEET, lemon eucalyptus oil, or picaridin keep these insects away, their protection only lasts a few hours. You also won't want to stain your bedding with the ingredients. Ticks can enter your home on pets, plants you bring in from outside, outdoor sporting goods that you store inside, or on your clothing and shoes. Mosquitoes and flies find their way in through small tears in your window screens or through an open door. Sleep soundly at night by protecting yourself from these biting, disease-carrying insects by using mosquito net bed canopies.

Can Biting Insects Really Make Me Sick?

You've probably heard news stories of biting insects in Africa causing serious illnesses in children and adults. There are many diseases spread by mosquitoes and ticks in the U.S. and Canada. Even the bite of a bed bug or fly can lead to an allergic reaction or infection. Tick bites, specifically the bite of a deer tick, can lead to Lyme disease. If contracted, Lyme disease does not have a cure. Mosquito bites lead to diseases like Eastern Equine Encephalitis, LaCrosse virus, and West Nile virus. While these diseases do not affect everyone, people with weaker immune systems, such as children or the elderly, may contract severe symptoms.

What is a Mosquito Net Canopy?

A mosquito net canopy or mosquito bed netting hangs from the ceiling or drapes over the posts on a four-poster bed. The bed netting then extends down the sides of the bed to the floor. The fine mesh is too small for insects to be able to pass through. While they can sense your body heat, they cannot get through the mosquito net canopy to bite you. The white color of a mosquito bed net canopy also helps keep the insects away. Mosquitoes are not as drawn to white clothing as they are to darker colors.

Can I Use Mosquito Bed Nets Outside?

If you are camping or simply sleeping outside to stay cooler on a hot, humid day, a mosquito bed net canopy is essential. You can hang it from a tree to protect yourself while sleeping in a hammock. If you're sleeping on your deck, hang it from a deck rafter or even drape it over a clothes line or patio umbrella to protect you from biting insects. Drape it over your tent or lean-to to keep mosquitoes, ticks, and flies away.

With its affordable price, mosquito netting is a good way to protect yourself from biting insects. You won't have hazardous chemicals sprayed around your windows or lawn to keep the insects away, so you don't have to worry about pets and children being at risk.