How I look at 🐜🐜 #mosquitoes dying while trying to get through my Long Lasting Insecticidal Net #LLIN !
Long-Lasting Insecticidal Net (LLIN)
An LLIN is a mosquito net impregnated with insecticide.
The insecticide is cleverly bound within the fibres that make up the netting and is ‘slow released’ over a 4-5 year period. Hence ‘long lasting’.
Insecticide treated nets therefore provide two levels of protection.
First as a mechanical barrier against the bites of malaria-carrying mosquitoes and second as a means of killing mosquitoes on contact with the insecticide.
Insecticide coated nets are so important because they kill mosquitoes that land on them, drawn to the nets by the odour of the person sleeping beneath it.
This ‘knock down’ or killing of the mosquito is the single greatest thing that protects the person sleeping under the net.
Nets can develop small holes over time and on nets not treated with insecticide mosquitoes can find their way through and bite. With insecticide treated nets, even with a few holes, they still remain 90 to 95%+ effective, as when the mosquito lands on the net it is knocked down and killed.
These nets are safe for children