Is it safe to use mosquito net?

All Insecticide Treated Nets (ITNs) contain pyrethroids – the only group of insecticides recommended by the World Health Organization for use on mosquito nets.

Are mosquito nets safe?

Or, at least pregnant women and children under five years must sleep under treated net. Insecticides used for mosquito nets are not harmful to people, if used correctly. Direct skin contact with the insecticide on a still wet net may cause a tingling sensation on the skin. This is not harmful, even for small children.

Are insecticide treated nets harmful to humans?

These insecticides have been shown to pose very low health risks to humans and other mammals, but are toxic to insects and kill them. Previously, nets had to be retreated every 6 to 12 months, or even more frequently if the nets were washed.

Is mosquito netting a fire hazard?

Ò Do not hang the net near any candles, cigarettes, or open fires, as it can catch on fire. Ò Do not sleep directly against the net, as mosquitoes can still bite through holes in the net.

Can mosquitoes bite through nets?

Light and air can easily penetrate mosquito nets, but mosquitoes cannot. The sharp proboscis of the mosquito can penetrate the net, however. (The proboscis is the long, narrow mouthpart the mosquito uses to pierce the skin and suck the blood of its victim.)

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What is the treatment of mosquito net before use?

Mix one dose of insecticide with water to treat one net of any size. Be sure to use only those insecticides that are recommended for mosquito nets. Do not wring too hard – as when washing clothes – or you will lose the insecticide. Later, you can also hang up the treated net to finish drying.

Will tulle work as mosquito netting?

Tulle works fine for mosquitos and black flies. The mesh is coarser than noseeum, so there may be other smaller bugs that can get through it.

Does mosquito netting block sun?

The mesh can provide an extra layer of sun protection. Keeps the rain out. It can also help with keeping some of the rain out.

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