Get yourself a Mosquito net or Bed Canopy to keep the mosquitos away this summer

Posted by Jane Dodge BA Fashion Design RMIT: Textile Designer Quickfit Blinds and Curtains on 15th Dec 2014

Summer is here at last and so are those nasty mosquitos. 

Even if you have screens on your doors and windows, when you live in Australia you are likely to have mosquitos in your house during summer. If you are planning on camping out these summer holidays you will have mosquitos. Those pesky little critters can ruin your day, not to mention your nights sleep..

Additionally, mosquitos are known to carry various nasty diseases which have of recent times infected people in Australia causing terrible illness and hospitalizations. You definitely want to avoid this particularly if camping in the tropical regions of northern Australia. Particularly places like northern queensland, northern territory, northern NSW.

To keep these pesky little things away hang a mosquito net / bed canopy over your bed. I know this sounds pretty obvious, but it is amazing how many people dont have one. You can buy them in online curtain shops, curtain stores, camping shops etc. They are super cheap around $19.95 and will give you a great pest free nights sleep.

Be careful when using them around infants or small children. They can get tangled in them so tie them back during the day and make sure the hook you use to secure them to the ceiling pulls out easily.

The nicest ones hang off of a single hoop. They look a bit like a veil a bride wears. You hang the string connected to the hoop from your ceiling, hooks are provided and then spread the netting around your bed. You can put the openning either at the side or the end of the bed. The net can hang down over the floor and has a real resort look to them. Particularly the white mosquito nets.