Garden furniture

Mosquito nets

Electric mosquito net

The electric mosquito net, also called insecticide lamp, is a device that helps to preserve environments from mosquitoes and other insects. It is a fluorescent neon lamp, whose light attracts insects by phototaxis. The lamp is enclosed in a metal grid on whose bars the appliance generates an electric shock which, depending on the model, is between 750 and 2500 V. The insects are therefore attracted by the light and then killed by the electric discharge; at the base of the lamp there is a container that collects dead insects and which is usually easily removable for cleaning. If you do not want to install mosquito nets on the windows, this lamp is a good solution. However, some things must be taken into account: when an insect is incinerated you can hear the noise and sometimes even the smell of burning; if you have small children, keeping this lamp could be dangerous for their safety. In this case, it is better to opt for those that can be hung upwards using a hook. There are dozens of types of electric mosquito nets in various shapes and sizes; prices range from 10 euros upwards.

Mosquito nets for windows

There are now many types of window screens. To orient yourself on which to choose, it is advisable to evaluate each model to understand which is the most suitable for your needs, also in terms of price. To spend little, there are retina curtains, that is to say the curtains that are applied to the window and go down to the ground and do not clutter because in order to pass it is sufficient to push them aside; however, they are not very comfortable because moving them is easy for insects to enter. Otherwise there are adhesive mosquito nets that stick with a special adhesive tape or with a magnet to the gates, a quick and economic solution. Going up in price we find the curtained mosquito nets that must be mounted on the window and open by unhooking them at the base, while to close them it is sufficient to pull a string. The most sophisticated and the most expensive are the sliding mosquito nets with floor guide: they are nets that are mounted on doors or windows and that open sideways, through a handle. They are fixed and durable, as well as those with doors or pleated ones.

Mosquito nets

Amb mosquito nets is a company in Mantua born in 2003 that produces and sells mosquito nets of all types and for all pockets. To buy the products it is possible to view the entire catalog on the Amb website, in order to choose the model that best suits your needs. The company offers a wide range of mosquito nets: those with lateral sliding pleats, motorized ones that open with a control, vertical roller blinds with spring opening, roller blinds, side scrolling blinds, built-in blinds specific for wooden doors and windows , those with fixed panel and those with false frame to be mounted directly on doors and windows. Amb also sells other products, such as shutters, shutters and shutters, all available in various colors and various sizes. It is possible to purchase standard-size mosquito nets or it is possible to communicate the measurements of your windows to the company to have custom-made mosquito nets built.

Roller mosquito nets

The roller mosquito nets work with a roller wrapping system and are opened or closed with a spring or a chain that goes down from above. It works a bit like normal shutters: above the window this roller is generally mounted, around which the mosquito net is wrapped when it is open. To close it you have to pull the chain, at which point the mosquito net will extend downwards and can then be attached to the base of the window. There are also horizontal scrolling versions, especially suitable for doors. This type of mosquito net is recommended in the presence of domestic animals or for people with motor difficulties, because they open and close very easily, then they are very light so there is no need to apply a lot of force to pull them. Prices vary greatly depending on the materials, but generally roller mosquito nets are not very expensive. Alternatively, there are cheap DIY kits, such as those sold by Brico, complete with guides, screws and springs to assemble your own roller insect screen.