Insect Netting


Our Insect Netting is a knitted, rip-stop HDPE net used to protect your plants and crops from insect damage. It is engineered with interlocking knitted construction and built in UV inhibitors, which can be used up to 10 growing seasons. It is made to be applied and removed seasonally. The mesh opening size is 1.66mm x 6.8mm. It is commonly applied over blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and more. It can also double as a anti-bird net.


  • Brand: Plantra
  • Size: Various
  • Material:  HDPE
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  • Small, Interlocking Mesh "Locks-Out" Bugs That Ruin Crops
  • Insect Net Doubles As Anti-Bird Net Too!
  • Material = Knitted, rip-stop, high density polyethylene
  • Mesh size = 1.6mm x 6.8mm (.063in x .27in)
  • Mesh pattern = Rectangle
  • Color = Green
  • Shade Factor (calculated with material perpendicular to direct solar angle) = 19.5%
  • Expected Field Life = Super Premium Gauge = 7-10 Seasons*

Note: Seasons* refers to the 4-8 week ripening period just before harvest when netting is best used. Seasonal netting is intended to be removed at harvest and stored out of the sun in a dry location until the next use.


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Insect Netting - Helping to Protect Your Plants

Gardeners and farmers work hard to create an outstanding display of plants for harvesting but realize their crops can be attacked by many critters including insects. Unfortunately, insects can leave behind damaged plants. There are other insects that are beneficial for pollination and giving farmers an abundance of produce at harvest time.

It’s time to take a closer look at insect netting, how it works as a barrier and how it protects your plants from insects trying to take over. We will go over the value of insect netting and how it will give you a healthy, productive garden.

The Importance Of Insect Netting Caring For Your Garden

Insect netting wears many different hats. It’s a pest control for reducing the need for chemical pesticides, it blocks insects from getting to your plants , while maintaining an ecological balance in your garden. Insect netting allows beneficial insects, like ladybugs, to thrive while keeping harmful ones down. Ladybugs have an endless appetite for aphids and can eat over 1,500i in a lifetime. They will remove many harmful insects such as mites and ants along with their eggs.

Insect netting in garden

Garden with Insect Netting

There Are Different Kinds Of Insect Netting To Choose From:

Choosing the correct insect netting for your needs is important for good results. We have listed a few you should look into:

Ultra-Fine Mesh Netting

This is a great netting for small insects like aphids. This ultra-find mesh will provide the highest level of protection. The downside, it could reduce the level of air and light coming in.

Standard Mesh Netting

This is a versatile netting that balances your need with the level of protection. It’s good for air circulation and sunlight while combating a large variety of insects such as beetles and caterpillars.

Heavy-Duty Mesh Netting

It will fight off larger insects and deter small animals and birds.

The Many Benefits Of Insect Netting:

Insect netting has many advantages well-beyond controlling pests including:

-Improved Health In Plants
- Plants can produce more energy due to less stress caused by insects.
-Growth and fruit production will lead toward healthier plants, and higher yields.
-Diseases can be spread by insects. Using this netting can reduce an occurrence of diseases like viruses and blights.
-Using less chemicals, gardens will experience a healthier ecosystem. Also, proper installation can make a big difference in the overall results.

Defining the Layout

Decide the size and the shape of your garden beds and the kinds of plants you will be growing. This will give you a better picture of the layout for your netting. Make sure you select the right framework whether you want hoops, stakes or something decorative. it must be sturdy enough to support the netting and large enough to prevent it from coming in contact with your plants. It’s very important to secure the netting base and seams to keep insects out. Ground pegs, and weights, or a buried edge can be effective.

Leaves eaten by insects

Insect Eaten Plant

Maintenance And Care

You should perform regular maintenance for the best results from the netting. Regular inspections should be performed. Look for tears, gaps, or possible sagging where insects could enter very easily. Repair any found damage as soon as possible to keep it in great condition.

When it’s time to store the netting, make sure all debris and dirt has been removed. Cleaning the netting should also take place long before removing it. Dirt and debris will build up and make it difficult for light to penetrate to the plants. After the netting is thoroughly cleaned, make sure it’s dried mildew to prevent mold and mildew from growing. Although insect netting is very effective, it does have its challenges as well.

Clean & Store The Netting

If you will remove the netting when the season has passed, make sure to clean it before placing in storage. It will prevent mildew and mold from setting in.

Row crops with insect netting

Insect Netting for Row Crops

Addressing Challenges

Although insect netting has so many benefits, it also has its challenges such as:

This netting offers very limited pollination. For crops that need insect pollination, you should remove the netting during the height of flowering or look for pollination-friendly netting options.

In Hot Climates

If you live in a climate that has intensive sun and moisture during certain seasons, you must keep an eye out on your plants for overheating and too much moisture. To correct the problem, adjust the ventilation and check your plants regularly.

Bringing Together Insect Netting And Other Gardening Practices

You might want to combine certain crops to cut back on insects and reduce the use of netting for some plants. There are some plants when planted with other plants could naturally drive off insects.

Entice Plant-Friendly Insects

Enticing plant-friendly insects will keep down the population of destructive insects. Including friendly insects along with keeping the insect netting going strong, is a great way to provide great protection for your plants.

Future Improvements To Insect Netting

Designers and manufacturers of netting are always working on new innovative ideas to provide farmers and gardeners even better results. Insect netting is no different. Improvements could include the lifespan of the material, improve the environment even further, and offer a simple but very effective solutions for your gardens by preventing pests from taking control.