Mosquitoes aren’t just an annoying travel partner; they can carry diseases like malaria, yellow fever and dengue fever. Insect repellant is one way to dodge their bites during the day, but when you go to sleep, a hungry mosquito can take its time finding little patches of skin that your insect repellant may have missed. That’s where mosquito nets come in.
When used properly, mosquito nets are an important step in preventing insect bites.
London Drugs Travel Clinics offer two styles of mosquito nets: the LifeSystems MicroNet Mosquito Net, which is available in single and double sizes and features a strengthening bar to give you more airflow and the LifeSystems UltraNet Mosquito Net, which is ideal for backpackers since its simple hanging design bears such a small footprint.
Both styles of mosquito nets have 196 holes per square inch and nylon ripstop skirting with lashing points to secure your nets. Both types are coated with EX8 AntiMosquito treatment, providing a further barrier against mosquito bites and lasts up to 2 years or 35 washes. You simply hang the net over a bed and secure it beneath your mattress or sleeping bag.
When you’re using a mosquito net:
- Make sure the fabric of the net isn’t touching you while you sleep, since mosquitoes will still be able to bite through the net.
- Regularly inspect your net for holes.
- Ensure that you use your mosquito net every night—whether you’re sleeping indoors or outside.
Remember, mosquito nets are just one step in preventing malaria, yellow fever, and dengue fever. For more information on these and other insect-borne diseases, contact your local London Drugs Travel Clinic regarding this, as well as advice on malarial medications and other protection measures.