Greenhouse Insect Netting in Kenya

Greenhouse insect netting is a better way of locking out insects out of your crops or greenhouse plants for good. You know the side effects of insects that affect crop growth, production, and entire quality of produce.
By using garden insect nets/greenhouse insect nets to provide a physical barrier, insects are unable to damage plants.

What is an Insect Net?

You may wonder what an insect net is. If you are new to greenhouse farming, an insect net is a light mesh-like fabric that physically blocks insects from your garden.
An insect net is made of plastic polythene materials.
It is available in mesh levels of 25–40-micron size.

Why Greenhouse Insect Netting?

  • Effective barriers or blocks against destructive insects and pests. Insect nets act as physical shields to insects such as aphids, armyworms, and locusts.
  • Insect nets are good ventilators for greenhouses. It allows temperature control and at the same time blocking insects.
  • Your crops are free from diseases and pests that are spread by insects such as aphids.
  • Insect nets can also keep birds and other animals away from crops.
  • There is a significant increase in the level of produce when insect nets are applied in crop fields. This is because crops are safeguarded from damage and diseases that normally affect yield.
  • With insect netting, you reduce the reliance on pesticides thus protecting soil fertility and safety of water.
  • Insect netting can also the impact of wind on fragile and young seedlings. The lower mesh levels can reduce the force of wind thus lowering the break of stems and leaflets.

How to use Insect Nets for Greenhouses

To benefit from insect nets, you can use it as a permanent cover fixed on the ventilation spaces of your greenhouse. Depending on the type of greenhouse you can fix it on vent roof or side top walls.
You can build an insect net structure and drape your net around it entirely. Use weights or ropes to hold the net onto the structure.

Maintenance of Greenhouse insect Nets

The aim is to protect all types of insects from small to big, you need to protect your net from damage or any threat to its effectiveness.
Avoid exposing it to sharp objects or cut risks so that it can always keep out insects from your crops throughout the planting season.

Choosing an Insect Net

To select an insect net, you always need to consider the size and type of insects to prevent, and the type of material suitable for the crops you are growing. Knitted nets are the best to choose since they can last for a long time.
Different crops have different types of pest infestation thus you need to know the right size of mesh to choose. For instance, tomatoes attract aphids and white flies thus you need a smaller mesh size net.
The size of your greenhouse is a major concern on the size of net to purchase. It is critical to choose a right match of an insect net that well suits your greenhouse ventilation spaces.

Greenhouse Insect Net Price in Kenya

A greenhouse insect netting of dimension 3.5 x 50 m costs KES 90 per square meter. We supply full roll dimensions insect net fabric at affordable rates.

Which crops need insect Netting?

Insect nets can be used on a variety of crops, including tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, eggplants, and cabbage.
Vegetables, such as broccoli, kale, and spinach.
–Herbs, such as basil, oregano, and thyme.

Insect Net Suppliers in Kenya

Aqua Hub Kenya

Frequently Asked Questions

How do Insect Nets work?

An insect net directly blocks insects from your crop field.

How Long can they last?

More than 5 years

Can I use an insect net on the field?

Yes. So long as you have a strong structure to hold your net, you can use it for crop protection on the fields.

How much does it cost to buy an Insect net?

KES 90 to KES 130 depending on the size of the net per square meter.

Where can I buy an insect net in Kenya?

Your effective insect net supplier, Aqua Hub Kenya

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