How to Make a Mosquito Net

A much-expanded version of the tutorial

which used to be found here

is now available as an ebook on Smashwords:

Mosquito Net

Pay only USD $ 3.99,

with 20% off the retail price,

if you purchase with the coupon code

NU26M

before February 13, 2012.

USD $1.00 goes to provide mosquito nets

for those most in need and who can least afford them.

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18 Responses to How to Make a Mosquito Net

  1. jackson

    Hi,Thanks for sharing the information about how to make a mosquito net,It’s really useful for us.

  2. Hey Dena,
    This is very useful and safe at the same time. Instead of using Mosquito coils/liquidators, I would prefer this any-day. Mainly because of the NO side-effects mosquito net and I would advice the same to others who inhale toxins released in the smoke by coil/liquidators.

  3. navin

    dear Dena,
    I belong to India were this was used widely once in the city,howeever in rural areas this has been still find, i came in kenya and people use this a lot. why cant govt supply this to kenyan prople??

    • Thanks for posting a comment, Navin. Mosquito nets, like any other commodity, cost money. The Kenya Government cannot do everything for its people. Sometimes it is for the people to do for themselves. Perhaps more than money, as nets available locally can be very inexpensive–well within the price range for most people–it is more important to educate Kenyans about the need for protection from mosquitoes and other pests. It is unfortunate that some people live in such marginal areas that they may not have either money or knowledge . . .

  4. I can only imagine how important this is in Africa. People who complain about mosquitoes in the US have no idea how bad things could be.

  5. thanks for the tutorial! My clients always ask me for good cheap mosquito nets! I’ll recommend your site!

  6. Nadia Taylor

    Dear Dena
    Very please I found your website with the instructions to make a mosquitoes net. Thank you. I am trying to put together a project for a community in West Africa (I worked there as a voluteer for 2 year) and I would like to teach the women in my village to make mosquitoes nets for their family and perhaps to sell them on the market. My people are very, very poor and this could be away to prevent maleria and also making some money. Do you know where I could fine the material for the net?
    Your help would be very much appreciated.
    Kind regards
    Nadia (London)

    • You’re welcome, Nadia. I hope the net design turns out to be suitable for your purposes.

      You ask a good question: where to find mosquito netting. It has been my experience that most fabric shops in Africa stock it, but it is not always readily visible. Find any fabric shop that looks like it carries a broad range of materials, and the ask the sales clerk if they have netting. Finding mosquito netting is not difficult. Finding at a wholesale price may not be easy. I do not know who manufactures the cloth, but I suppose you would find the least expensive netting coming from India or China. Google it, why don’t you?

      Good luck with your project!

  7. orina Hezbon

    Hi,thanks for your article. Am a Kenyan coming from a severely affected and malaria endemic region. Have been punished by malaria since birth up to when I joined my tertiary level of study. I lost my friends and my siblings to this scourge. That’s why I declared war against it. To win this war LIES PRIMARILY WITH MASSIVE AWARENESS OF THE DISEASE. THAT’S WHERE THE WINNING TACTIC IS. Still I believe that chemicals aren’t the solution since mosquito and plasmodium developed resistance. I have a small tool that can go hand in hand with your net to make the whole thing complete. kindly advice

    • Hezbon, thanks for posting a comment on my blog. All of us who live in Africa are painfully aware of the dangers of malaria, and I expect there are few among us who have not experienced this dread disease either first hand or amongst our friends and loved ones.

      Please tell us about the tool you mention, and we’ll see how that might help. Please note, however, that I am not in the business of manufacturing mosquito nets!

  8. Lyndsay

    Thanks for this thorough article! I do not live in a malaria area, but do find that I get bitten a lot in summer and the mossies keep me awake too! For some reason they leave my husband alone but I have been know to have up to 50 bites on me at one time. This morning, after being bitten again and up the whole night trying to swat mosquitoes I decided it was time to make a mosquito net and am so glad to have found your instructions. Thank you and good luck with your work in Kenya ;)

  9. laila

    thank you very much for those instructions on how to make a mosquito net. My class and i are doing a project on malaria and we are instructed to make a mosquito net. So once again thank you.

  10. Sam Shan

    Hi Dena,

    I am impressed by your article.

    I am an exporter of pest provention materials from China. I am interested in supplying ready-made mosquito nets in various specs made in China. The brand is one of the best and quality is guaranteed. Please review the website for maore details.

    If you need any assistance or have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

    Best regards,
    Sam Shan

  11. Thanks for the info about making a mosquito net. We have a Malaria Prevention Program (please visit website) and wanted to create a mosquito net small factory then treat them with neem oil before selling and distribution in Senegal and other part of Africa. I am an entomologist from Senegal, living in the USA.

    Thank You!

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