How to clean a mosquito net?

2 August 2020 / Maayk

Welcome back to our blog! Today, we’re diving into the essentials of maintaining your Bambulah mosquito net, ensuring it stays clean and effective. We have created an essential guide to learn exactly how to clean a mosquito net. Read below to find tips, tricks, and a bit of humor along the way.

Why choose mosquito nets?

Our organic mosquito nets are designed to keep those pesky mosquitoes at bay, ensuring you a peaceful night’s sleep. But like any household item, they require proper care and cleaning. Before we get into the nitty-gritty of cleaning, let’s talk about why Bambulah is the perfect choice for you to avoid mosquito bites at night with handmade mosquito nets.

  • Quality material: Our mosquito nets are made from durable materials, ensuring longevity and protection.
  • Elegant design: Bambulah nets are not just functional; they add an aesthetic appeal to your bedroom.
  • Ease of use: With options ranging from single to double hanging points, our nets are easy to install and use.

How to clean a mosquito net

Cleaning your mosquito net is crucial to maintain its effectiveness and longevity. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it right.

But first, check the material! Before anything else, identify whether your mosquito net is made of polyester or cotton. This is crucial as it determines the cleaning process.

Bambulah Mosquito Nets

Polyester mosquito nets

  1. Washing Machine Friendly: Yes, you can put polyester mosquito nets in the washing machine.
  2. Temperature Setting: Ensure the temperature is set to a maximum of 30°C.
  3. Drying: Never use a dryer. Instead, hang it out to air dry.

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Cotton mosquito nets

  1. Washing Machine: No, cotton mosquito nets should be hand washed.
  2. Water Temperature: Use cold water for washing.
  3. Detergent: Regular detergent will do; no need for special products.
  4. Drying: Like polyester nets, air dry your cotton net – do not use the dryer.

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Storing your mosquito net

When mosquito season is over, you might want to store your net. Here’s how to do it properly:

  1. Clean Before Storing: Ensure your net is clean before storing it.
  2. Use the Cotton Bag: Place the net back in its original cotton bag.
  3. Find a Dark Place: Store it in a dark, dry place to prevent any damage.

Additional tips and tricks

While cleaning is crucial, here are some additional tips to maintain your mosquito net:

  • Avoid the Dryer: The high heat can damage the delicate material of the net.
  • No Vacuuming: Avoid using a vacuum cleaner unless it has a steam function.
  • Regular Checks: Periodically check for any damage or wear and tear.
We are happy with an organic Bambulah and a polyester one: the Quality is perfect, the promisses of fair trade in Bali seems fulfilled :)


Now, a joke

Jack tells his friend Joey that he killed 6 mosquitoes last night. Joey says cool. Jack says 3 male and 3 female. Joey asks how do you know? Jack says 3 were hanging on the TV, 3 on the mirror. Joey says nothing…

Of course, humor is subjective. Always been, always will be. But think of funny jokes about mosquitoes for a moment. Do you have one? Hard right?

You wanna know why? We are not fond of mosquitoes. Never been, never will be. That’s why Bambulah created for you irresistible mosquito nets to keep them outside. And not to have a night like Jack’s.

To conclude, can we put mosquito nets in a washing machine?

After enjoying your fairy tale bug-free sleeping experience sponsored by Bambulah for some time, you will have to clean your bed canopy. But you can only put the polyester mosquito nets in the washing machine, maximum temperature 30°C. 

If you have a cotton mosquito net, you cannot put it in the washer. You must wash it by hand in cold water. You don’t need to buy a special detergent for it, any detergent will do.

Just make sure, the water is cold and you rinse it well. If you need to clean a double bed mosquito net, the procedure is the same.

Never put the mosquito net in the dryer!

It’s very important that you never put the net in the dryer, it will damage it. Also best not to use a vacuum cleaner to take away the dust, only if your vacuum cleaner has a so called ‘steam function’.

Get your own Bambulah mosquito net

Haven’t got your Bambulah mosquito net yet? Click here to shop now and join the Bambulah family. We’d love to hear your experiences and any creative songs or jokes you come up with during your cleaning routine!

Would you like to read more about mosquitoes?

You can browse our blog post collection or visit governmental websites where you will find detailed information on the topic. Meanwhile, you might want to see how our canopies transform rooms.

Excellent service, very helpful and ‘The Kasna’ net we bought is really good quality and looks amazing over our bed. We are really happy!




Maayk is the co-founder of Bambulah, a sustainable bed canopy / mosquito net brand. With a wealth of travel and expat experience, he's woven cultural richness into Bambulah. His passion drives the brand's success, and Bali is his inspiration. Within less than 3 years, Bambulah is now among the world's largest mosquito net brands, committed to sustainability.

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