View Full Version : No-see-um netting..

01-05-2009, 10:26 PM
It's a little early for this, but I ran across this today..


Looked pretty neat..

Though I imagine I could accomplish the same with just a 10'x10' square of netting and some rope..

Where do you Canucks get your netting ?

Mind you, I guess you could just slather on some bug dope before you go to bed..

But would that last you all night?

01-06-2009, 10:18 PM

Seriously? No comments?

Did I say anything taboo or fool hearty? :)

01-06-2009, 10:21 PM
OK, I'll jump in. If the no-see-ums in BC are anything like the ones here (we call them flying teeth), it needs to be a reeeeeeeal fine mesh net. (or you can spray netting with a little water and dish soap)(works till it rains)

01-06-2009, 10:24 PM
Wait, no-see-um netting is no guarantee against no-see-ums? LOL

Where do you get the netting?

01-06-2009, 10:32 PM
All screens/netting are not created equal. Down around here if you want to leave your windows open in the summer and are in an area prone to no-see-ums, you need a really tight mesh. Same applies for netting. I have a bee suit where the netting keeps out the intended critters, but the no-see-ums can pass through. If you want protection against no-see-ums, make sure what you're buying will do it.

01-06-2009, 10:44 PM
If you want protection against no-see-ums, make sure what you're buying will do it.

But there's the rub..

If it says "no-see-um netting"....

You'd assume they'd make it fine enough to keep them out..

Only one way to find out, I guess.. :)

I kind of like that rig I linked, though..

Be easier for piece of mind (I HATE bugs) than just netting held down at the edges by rocks..

But do I want to spend the $$$ on it? Guess I'd have to see how much just the netting would be..

If it's just a case of an extra $20-$30...

01-06-2009, 10:48 PM
For the record, I love bugs. If you're buying it and aren't sure, make sure you know what/if the return policy is. If they advertise as a defense against no-see-ums, it probably will be.

01-06-2009, 10:53 PM
make sure you know what/if the return policy is

Yup, good point..

palm stalker
01-06-2009, 11:20 PM
we in cent fl in the 60,s would burn cotton rags just lite and let smolder..shop towols were the best..seemed the grease helped.. just set upwind ..dont see (feel) them any more.. guess the ddt got them,same as poisioned our wells..