It is possible to increase the effectiveness of a mosquito net greatly by pretreating it with an appropriate insecticide or insect repellent. Research has shown mosquito nets to be an extremely effective method of malaria prevention, averting approximately 663 million cases of malaria over the period 2000–2015.
Additionally, is treated mosquito net harmful to the skin? 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. After treatment, the net may smell of insecticide.
Put on protective gloves. Add the correct amount of insecticide to the water. Mix the water and insecticide. Put the net in the basin or plastic bag containing water + insecticide. Soak the net long enough to ensure that insecticide + water mix reaches all parts of the net. Stretch the net out flat in the shade to dry.
Mosquito nets act as a physical barrier preventing mosquitoes from accessing your sleeping area. The super-fine polyester mesh netting prevents tiny insects from entering.
Similarly, it is asked, can mosquitoes get through nets?
Mosquito nets, also called bednets, are hung over beds, desks, or even cooking areas. Some tents are made of mosquito-net fabric, to help campers avoid the pesky insects. Light and air can easily penetrate mosquito nets, but mosquitoes cannot. The sharp proboscis of the mosquito can penetrate the net, however.
Annex 2 Steps in home treatment of mosquito nets with insecticide