What are the Different Types of Gazebo Mosquito Netting?

Dan Cavallari

The types of gazebo mosquito netting vary depending on the type of gazebo on which it is being used. Lightweight gazebos that are collapsible and packable will use a lightweight, thin material that will fold easily. More permanent structures will most likely feature gazebo mosquito netting made from a heavier duty material that is not meant to be taken down, folded, or otherwise stored. Gazebo mosquito netting may come in small panels or in much larger sheets to accommodate different applications, such as window mosquito netting or full structure mosquito netting. Some full length netting may feature zippers to allow users to enter and exit the gazebo structure.

Scratching mosquito bites may cause them to become infected.
Scratching mosquito bites may cause them to become infected.

On permanent structures, gazebo mosquito netting can be made of aluminum identical to the screens used on home windows. This is a heavy-duty material that will resist damage from light impacts as well as exposure to the elements. It can be easily mounted and fitted to the different shapes and sizes of openings featured on the gazebo, and it can even be attached to frames that can be installed or removed from the gazebo easily and quickly. Such gazebo mosquito netting will also be effective at blocking debris such as leaves or small branches from entering the gazebo.

Garlic may be used in conjunction with gazebo netting to repel mosquitos.
Garlic may be used in conjunction with gazebo netting to repel mosquitos.

Lightweight, packable gazebos will feature a much thinner, lighter material. Gazebo mosquito netting in this case is likely to be made out of nylon or another synthetic material. The synthetics will help ensure the mosquito netting resists mold and mildew from moisture. Nylon and other synthetics are very lightweight and packable, but they tend to be prone to damage from impacts and tears. Cotton can also be used to make mosquito netting, though cotton is more susceptible to mold and mildew from moisture. The openings of these mesh materials have to be quite small, usually only a millimeter or two, to keep mosquitoes and other small insects from flying through it.

Mosquito netting can come in a variety of sizes and it can be sewn into different shapes to suit a specific need. Some gazebo structures have the mosquito netting sewn right into the structure; in fact, some gazebos are made primarily from mosquito netting. The roof of the structure is usually made from some waterproof synthetic material, but the walls of the structure may be almost exclusively mosquito netting, with the exception of reinforced seams as well as zippers or other features that may require more strength than the netting can provide.

Preventing mosquito bites can help reduce exposure to various diseases.
Preventing mosquito bites can help reduce exposure to various diseases.

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