If you're planning on spending any time outdoors this summer, then you need to know how to mosquito proof a hammock! No one wants to be constantly swatting at mosquitoes while they're trying to relax, and thankfully, there are a few simple things you can do to keep the mosquitoes at bay.
- Use a mosquito net. This is the most effective way to keep mosquitoes away from your hammock. You can either buy a hammock with a built-in mosquito net, or you can purchase a stand-alone mosquito net that fits over your hammock. Whichever option you choose, make sure that the mosquito net is made of a fine mesh so that even the smallest mosquitoes can't get through.
- Hang citronella candles around your hammock. Citronella candles are great for deterring mosquitoes, and they also create a pleasant ambiance. Just be sure to blow out the candles before getting into your hammock so that you don't risk falling asleep and leaving them burning unattended.
- Spray some insect repellent on your hammock. There are sprays made with Permethrin, that have natural extracts from the chrysanthemum flower which has less health concerns than bug sprays made with DEET. Plus it is intended to be used on fabric and not directly on skin.
By following these simple tips, you'll be able to enjoy your time in the great outdoors without having to worry about being bothered by pesky mosquitoes! So go ahead and set up your hammock in your backyard or take it with you on your next camping trip—just make sure to take care of the mosquito situation first.