Mosquito bites can be very dangerous. These tiny little creatures can inject different types of bacterias directly into your bloodstream. Even if you have mosquito nets installed on windows and doors, these infectious flying insects can still get into your home using the smallest of inlets. These inlets may include exhaust vents, holes drilled on walls for AC pipes, or any gaps left in the door frames around your living space.
All these factors make it important for you to install a detachable mosquito net around your bed. This is how to stay safe from mosquito bites while you’re asleep. So, to help you in this regard, we have brought you this DIY guide. In this blog, we’ll give you a simple, step-by-step process on how to make a mosquito net at home on your own.
So, without further ado, let’s get started!
Things You Need to Make Your Own Mosquito Net
Before we start elaborating on the process on how to make your own mosquito net, let’s find out the basic things you need for this DIY project
- Drilling machine
- Measuring Instruments
- Netting material
- Curtain Railing/Rods and Joints
- Handsaw, scissors, and utility knives
- Two Sets of PVC Pipes (Optional)
How to Make a Mosquito Net at Home
To successfully make your own DIY mosquito net, here are some important steps you need to follow:
- Start by Taking Measurements
- Assemble a Frame for Your Homemade Mosquito Net
- Install Hooks for Holding Mosquito Nets for Beds
- Finally, Hang Your DIY Mosquito Net
Start by Taking Measurements
The very first and important step in the process of making your own mosquito net is taking measurements. This is to make sure you have enough materials and equipment for your DIY project.
Measure the length and width of your bed so that your homemade mosquito net would completely cover it. To do so, simply grab a measuring tape, which is one of the most useful tools, easily available in almost every other household. Keep a margin of 2.5 cm in every direction so that you may not fall short on the width or length of either the netting material or frame.
Pro Tip: There are different types of netting materials available in Pakistan. For instance, if you search for them on the internet, you’ll come across many online shops and grocery stores offering them. The price of a 30-inch-wide and 10-metre-long mesh netting lace may start as low as PKR 199.
Assemble a Frame for Your Homemade Mosquito Net
Based upon your measurement, now you need to assemble a frame for your DIY mosquito net. This can be done with the help of simple things like the rod or railing of the curtains and joints to connect them. Be very careful with the length and width of your frame as assembling it is one of the most important steps in the process of making your own mosquito net for a baby as well as other household members.
Pro Tip: The cost of a 4-feet-long and 25-mm-thick curtain rod in Pakistan is around PKR 800. For instance, if you are unable to find curtain rods matching the dimensions you need, you can pick longer curtain rods and then cut them to the desired size with a handsaw.
Install Hooks for Holding Mosquito Nets for Beds
Once you have measured the dimensions, bought the netting material, and built a frame of the desired size, the next step is to install hooks. It is also one of the key steps of the process on how to make a mosquito net at home.
First of all, mark the point as per your measurements to drill holes. To do so, use a drilling machine. You’ll install hooks to hang the frame of your mosquito net over your bed.
Pro Tip: If you just can’t drill a hole in the ceiling for hooks, you can simply make use of a frame based on PVC pipes, standing on the floor around your bed. You can either attach the frame you have already built for your mosquito net or drape it on the erected PVC pipe frame. A set of PVC pipes in Pakistan may start as low as PKR 500. The price depends on quality, length, and material.
Finally, Hang Your DIY Mosquito Net
To make your own mosquito net arrangement at home is how to stay safe from mosquito bites while you’re asleep. So, once you’re done with all the aforementioned steps, you’ll finally attach the netting material on the frame, which will be hooked from the ceiling.
To hook your set up with the cords suspended from the ceiling, you’ll have to work it up corner by corner. Carefully taking one step at a time, lift the first corner up, fix it into the hook slowly. Be very careful to be sure you don’t rip the fabric of the netting material. Repeat the same step for all the four sides.
If you’re not using hooks on the suspended ends of the cord, you can simply tie a loop knot. Make sure the knot on the cords is tight and may not easily get loosen. The positioning of your knot should be exactly aligned with the joints to ensure that your homemade mosquito net arrangement is absolutely straight.
Pro Tip: Carrying out the whole DIY project to make a mosquito net for a baby as well as other household members on your own can be a little tough. This process can be a lot easier if there is a friend or family member who can help you throughout the task. Splitting tasks between two or more people will also reduce the time duration of this whole process.
Here we wrap our detailed guide on a DIY project to make a mosquito net at home. We hope the information we have provided here will help you in setting up your own homemade mosquito net arrangement.
In case, you have any questions or feedback regarding the above-mentioned process, feel free to contact us at email@example.com. We’ll try our best to get back to you as soon as possible.
In the meantime, if you’re looking to keep mosquitoes and other types of flying bugs and crawling insects away from your home, then here are some of our posts that may interest you:
- How to Make Your Home Dengue-Free
- DIY Mosquito Repellent Spray
- Effective and Natural Ways to Get Rid of Pests
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