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Mosquito Nets and Mosquito Netting
Mosquito nets are the oldest non-chemical mosquito and fly protection product in the world. Our selection of mosquito nets and mosquito netting includes rectangular and circular mosquito net designs in many mesh sizes, dimensions, and colors. The rectangular mosquito nets are available in single, double and family sizes in mesh sizes from 156 mesh to 310 mesh plus no-see-um midge netting options. Color options on the rectangular mosquito nets are white and military green. We stock more than 25 different mosquito nets. We supply the New CotMaster mosquito nets that can be attached to most single bed/cot for a comfortable nights sleep free from brown and ruby red, with the added models of the Mombasa Jeweled Nile, Mombasa Feather and Mombasa Glowing Stars that are available in white. Travel models in circular, single and double box nets are included in the treated Gadabout, the Expedition and the Cotmaster models
Our decorator line is made by Mombasa and includes both functional and non-functional models. Mosquito netting that we classify as non-functional are designs where the openings are not secure from mosquitoes or the mesh size is larger than the W.H.O. (World Health Organization) recommends. These nets are available in many decorator colors with matching panels for extending your decorating ideas.
We have a nice selection of mosquito netting that is sold by the yard - samples are available upon request.
Mosquito, Tick & Insect Protection
We carry a wide selection of insect repellents by several manufacturers. The manufacturers we represent are - Sawyer, Repel, 3M, and Tender. Regardless of the base chemical being the same in many cases, there's a lot to be said for the special blending of these components. The deet based mosquito, tick & insect protection products start with concentrations as low as 10% deet and go as high as 100% deet. The major brands we carry are Sawyer Controlled Release, 3M Ultrathon and Ben's by Tender. The insect repellents we offer include chemical based repellents such as deet, permethrin, and picaridin. We refrain from offering natural repellents such as lemon eucalyptus since their effectiveness is minimal.
Some repellents will protect you for hours; even days and others will protect you for only minutes. As you probably know there are many products that simply don't perform as advertised so if testing shows a product to be more hype than reality we will not promote it. We'll try to give objective facts so that you can find a product suitable for your needs! The How Repellents Work section is a review of the various insect repellents . . . what they'll do for you and what they won't.
Outdoor Protection Including Tick Removers and Tick Repellents
Typically a mosquito does not move far from its birthplace so the prevention of breeding places is an effective strategy. There are locations however where removing standing water is not possible. In these situations, the Mosquito Dunk and Mosquito Bits products offer a wonderful alternative! These are safe EPA registered products that will slowly dissolve in standing water and provide lethal food for the larval mosquitoes. As a result they the mosquitoes will never mature and never bite.
Protective clothing offers real protection from all forms of biting insects. The Bug-Out brand of no-see-um netting is the original product and in our opinion still the best available. Bug Out Outdoor Wear will protect you from the fiercest biting insects without using any repellents. This is especially important against fast attacks by the deer fly and horse fly.
Have you seen the new line of chemically treated clothing? It costs a small fortune and the treatment lasts for about 6 months . . . the chemical is permethrin which you can purchase and apply yourself on clothing of your choosing and for significant savings. With permethrin, you can treat your jeans, shirts, mosquito nets or hiking and hunting gear. We carry permethrin sprays and emersion brands including Sawyer Clothing, Repel Clothing and Gear (Permanone trademark is now used on another product), Coulston Duranon and J T Eaton. See our How Repellents Work section for more permethrin and insect repellent information.
Besides being attacked by disease-carrying mosquitoes, flies and ticks . . . sunburn and the long term consequences of sun exposure are but another threat to outdoor enjoyment. Our sunscreen and sunblock products in the SPF 30 and 50 protection levels are available in the Sawyer and Repel brands. And if the sunscreen wasn't applied in a timely way we also carry after burn first aid from Tender Corp. See our section on Getting The Best From Your Sunscreen.
Eye protection is an important consideration in many activities. Face shields and safety glasses are so inexpensive there's no reason not to have an ample supply available. Just one eye injury from flying debris, snapping tree branch or fishing lure could change every remaining day of your life. Safety glasses come in clear, sunglass and lens colors for all kinds of outdoor activities.
First Aid kits and first aid supplies are a good investment. It's amazing how many of us wait until we need first aid before we take it seriously. It's not easy parting with $20 to $80 for a good first aid kit and hopefully if you do you'll never use it. But statistics are in the first aid kits favor and again hopefully it will be waiting where needed for quick use. Our first aid kits are available in many sizes from Sawyer.
Water water everywhere but not . . . the quality and abundance of suitable drinking water become more questionable every year. There are plenty of things you can do without the use of water filters and water purification products to ensure you have clean potable water available. These are things you should know just in case of emergency BUT by using the water filters and water purification systems from Sawyer, MSR and Sweetwater you will find it more convenient, faster water inventory buildup and will make your travels safe and enjoyable. Check our All About Water and Water Purification section.
Magnifiers and Magnifying lens headbands from Edroy, a product innovator for low vision since 1938. Our magnifier products include Magni-focuser, Magna-Multi Vue Bar Loupe, Opticaid, Pro-Loupe and Magni Specs as well as hand-held magnifiers and readers.
If you don't find what you're looking for why not send us an email at email@example.com and we'll be happy to research it for you.