Tuesday, June 21, 2016

IKEA Mosquito Netting Around the Stock Tank Pool

 Good morning, Darlings.
The mosquitoes in our yard are horrible. 


We have tried many things to abate these pest to no avail. 
I bought the SOLIG net from IKEA on a whim last February.


 I was desperate to find a way to sit outside without slathering myself in bug spray. 
I was very skeptical about this product but it seemed useful last summer tied to the underside of our patio umbrella. 

  
I was able to sit outside on the patio and read for about two hours. 
Unfortunately it is so hot here in Texas that the solution wasn't very practical.
The netting stuck to my sweaty skin as I tried to extricate myself from my bugless enclosure. 
Don't even get me started on the cat and the dog wanting in and out. 


 At the end of the season we took it apart and packed it away. 
When I was prepping the yard for summer a few weeks ago, I remembered the mosquito netting. 


I wanted to hang the net from the trees above our stock tank pool so that I could soak in a relative buzz free zone. 


 Unfortunately there isn't a tree branch centered above the pool. 

 Bill grabbed a PVC pipe from his stash. 
He propped one end of the pipe on the fence and another from a tree branch.

He zip tied each end so that the pipe will stay put.


He tied the cord of the mosquito net to the PVC pipe and secured it with a zip tie as well. 

Cute red chip clips from the grocery story keep it securely fastened. 


It is keeping debris from falling into the pool.



It's also keeping the bugs out. 
Well, except for the cicada that somehow managed to get in. 
I'm so glad that I saw him before he saw me. 
Thank heaven for the pool skimmer. It makes a good bug catcher.
Things could have gone south very quickly, let me tell you.  


A huge storm blew in after we finished hanging the SOLIG net from IKEA. 


It remained secure!

I love the tropical feel it adds to the yard. 


Bye, bye mosquitoes. 
Thanks for letting me share. 
  






24 comments :

  1. I have the same one on our patio...LOVE IT!!! Gorgeous outdoor spaces.

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  2. This looks so magical! Living in MN, I could use some mosquito netting! ;) Great job-

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  4. Great idea! One for you, zero for the mosquitos.

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  5. This is darling and so functional too! What a wretched time we are all having with these bugs!
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