Mosquito nets have become one of the to-haves in homes today. With Zambia particularly prone to mosquitoes, medical practitioners have advised setting up mosquito nets in bedrooms and sleep areas. Apart from the fact that these nets help prevent malaria by preventing mosquito bites, they are also known to protect people from other similar insects.
In this post, we will take a look at the prices of mosquito nets in Zambia today and where they can be purchased.
Prices of Mosquito Nets in Zambia
Mosquito nets come in various types and sizes. They also vary in shapes, designs, and modes of use. Generally, these various types of mosquito nets vary in price. There are several factors that affect how much they go for. For example, imported nets are usually more expensive than locally made ones. Also, insecticide-treated mosquito nets are usually more expensive than ordinary ones. Also, the prices also depend on the place of purchase. You can expect mosquito nets to be more expensive in high-class cities like Lusaka.
Mosquito nets in Zambia costs between KW4, 000 and KW18, 000 depending on the type you are buying, the size, the design, the brand, and many other factors. Mosquito nets are readily available in various stores in the country. For ease, they can also be purchased directly from eCommerce stores in the country.
Factors to Consider When Buying Mosquito Nets
Mosquito nets come in different types. The various types available have made it even more difficult for one to go to the market and select one. There are some factors to put in mind when buying mosquito nets. Here, we will take a look at some of these factors.
One of the very first things you should consider when picking a mosquito net is the size. Mosquito nets come in different size and one can easily just get confused with the sizes available. There is a tendency for the mosquito net you are buying to be ineffective if you go for a size that is smaller or way bigger than you need. Hence, it is usually advisable to size up the bed or space you are looking to cover with the net and go for a size in that range.
Mosquito nets come in different types with different materials. The most common ones are made from materials like polyesters, polypropylene, or polyethylene. It is essential for you to feel the hardness or softness of the material of the mosquito net you are going for. This is particularly essential if you are looking to use mosquito nets for children. Ensure you select one that is skin-friendly. Most kids get uncomfortable with mosquito nets made from hard materials. Hence, it is advisable to go for one that is soft.
Treated Mosquito Nets vs. Normal Nets
This is another important factor you need to put in mind when deciding on the kind of mosquito net you should get. Nets come as either insecticide-treated or normal ones. For the insecticide-treated, the nets have been medically treated with chemicals that not only kill and repel mosquitoes but it also keeps the user of the net from other insects. They are regarded to have cutting edge over the normal ones. However, some people’s bodies react to these chemicals, and hence, might not be good for everyone. It has also been advised that pregnant women and children under 6 years old should not use these insecticide-treated nets as the chemicals could be harmful to them. Decide on which you require and chose based on the advice of medical practitioners.