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Forest goers have been provided with hammock nets procured from approved sources but target population seems to prefer using local market nets which are 'stronger' (or look better designed) or are more effectively promoted by other donors and marketed. The (WHOPES) hammock nets costing between 11-15 USD are said to last at most 1 year, so any long lasting insecticide effect goes wasted anyway because the hammock will be torn or damaged and not used. But no word on effectiveness of local marketed hammock nets (with dipping at best?). Before substantial money is spent on impregnated LLIHMs, can anyone provide a good technical specification for an insecticide treated hammock+net and share experiences with outdoor use of hammock nets?

Emily Gatzke
Replied at 12:39 PM, 3 Nov 2013

In a backpacking and camping context, I know many people who use a hammock, net, and rain fly combination. If you enjoy sleeping in a hammock, they are comfortable and provide great protection. I have not seen any commercially available ones pre-treated with insecticide in the U.S.

A few sources indicate that the process of impregnating the fabrics works for longer than dipping or spraying them. While it may seen counter-intuitive to continue using a net with holes in it, the insecticide will continue to deter and kill insects making small holes less of a problem than expected. and I attached this article below.

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