Not much to accompany this pic other than it is from a very remote area – Baramita – a small mining village in the north-western part of Guyana which is only accessible by plane or a 7-day trek through the jungle! When you’re going remote, you want a mosquito net that can stand up by itself; not one that needs to be suspended. Here’s the 5/5 feedback left by this customer on Amazon:
“Very Amazing Tent – This tent is great, very light, and very, very easy to put up and take down. The instructions are difficult to read for taking the tent down so I recommend getting on YouTube and watching it there (makes it much easier)…“
“I literally went from 2-7 bed bug bites per night to zero the first night in the tent, and I never got one since.”
Here are images of a bedbug in it’s various life cycle, courtesy of Department of Medical Entomology, Westmead Hospital in Australia. Below is the image of the SansBug mesh also magnified by ten. It’s easy to see why Mark was able to remain unscathed after he started sleeping in the SansBug:
“As you’ll recall, I was pretty careless with bedding and clothes inside and outside the tent, but I literally went from 2-7 bed bug bites per night to zero the first night in the tent, and I never got one since. It was absolutely worth the price of the tent to maintain my sanity until I could be out of the apartment for 24 hours, so someone could spray the place down and I wouldn’t have to breath it at all. The ease with which I could set it up and take it down indoors, even in my tiny bedroom, has been great, too. I really do love this thing.”
After Amy Terlitsky mentioned the SansBug’s ability to protect against bedbugs, we’ve seen quite a few sales for the same purpose. Mark, a graduate student at UPenn, sent the following:
“It’s only been a few nights so far, but, as far as I can tell, I have not been bitten since I started sleeping in the tent! (And that’s after 2-5 bites per night, nightly, prior to receiving it, on the extremities or my neck.) I only washed my bedding the first night, too — I haven’t been very vigilant or diligent about not bringing eggs and nymphs in with me. I suppose I might get a few bites if some eggs hatch, but then I’d just wash all the bedding again and wipe down the tent. The tent is definitely helping me preserve my sanity until I get a professional in!”
And here’s an update a few days later:
“Still no bites. All the old ones are fading, so I should be able to easily tell if I get a new one. It’s fantastic.“
I ordered a SansBug tent to take with me for an annual camping trip to northern Michigan. I am the Recruiting Coordinator at the University of Michigan School of Natural Resources and Environment and each year we take our new students to a university research property for orientation. The property we go to is affectionately called “Bug Camp.” Needless to say, my new SansBug tent was perfect for my trip this year! Of course my tent was very useful for outdoor areas, but what I loved even more was that it laid perfectly on the bed in my cabin. The cabins are known to be very rustic and often have bugs at night and sometimes mice. Using my new tent this year, helped me sleep better than I ever have there! We also raffled a tent for one of our students to win, which was a big hit with a crowd that hikes, camps, and conducts outdoor environmental research! Thanks again for a great product!
Recruiting and Admissions Coordinator
University of Michigan- School of Natural Resources and Environment
We recently had some high school students from the Copenhagen International School in Denmark use the SansBug II for their trip to Thailand. The students were part of the Burmese Refugee Assistance Program (BRAP), a charitable organization which they founded to help refugees who have migrated to northwest Thailand to escape the political upheaval in eastern Burma (Myanmar). Here is Tim’s feedback about the SansBug:
“We got back last week from a great trip to Thailand. It was an amazing experience and we were so glad that we could help the locals in their daily struggle for survival. The (SansBug) mosquito (net) tents were absolutely brilliant, they helped us so much – none of us got any mosquito bites, no malaria (thank God), no scorpions, snakes, spiders, or lizards in our tents! I have attached… a picture of the hut we slept in with the tents.”
Malaria accounts for 25% of all deaths in eastern Burma. Comparitively, gunshot wounds account for 0.6%. Since malaria prevalence also increases as you move closer to the border with Burma, the BRAP team made a wise decision to take the SansBug with them. You can read more about BRAP and their work on their website.
I have attached a few pictures of our tents but there was no way to get a picture of all of them at one time. Our group of 28 stayed in two different homes in Nicaragua and we had your tents spread out all over the place. I believe we had about 16-18 tents with us. They were great to have and kept everything from bugs to chickens away from us while sleeping. The women had to take up the tents each day and they were so easy to fold up and put away! They were definitely worth buying and I won’t be going on any trip like this without it!
Emily, South Carolina
Internet here (Haiti) is too slow to send all pictures, here is one picture from St. Damien hospital’s international volunteers’ tent where I have slept quite comfortably without mosquitoes for the last 3 weeks. I will send the rest when I return.
Our last trip was to Haiti. We are now in Costa Rica using the tents. They are working great.
The SansBug travel mosquito net is going places. Here is a review from Daniel Kim of ODPC in Herndon, VA:
“We bought 30 SansBug (mosquito net) tents for our church’s missions trip to The Gambia (West Africa) last year. They were perfect for us because we were looking for light and durable tents with good mosquito netting that wouldn’t cost us a small fortune. I would definitely recommend these tents to anyone!
Here are some pictures of our team sleeping in an open courtyard at our base camp. We were given rooms to sleep in but it was just too hot so most of us decided to take our sleeping pads and SansBug tents outside. It was great to sleep in the open air without the worry of getting bitten by mosquitoes. The best thing we love about these tents was the fact that they were so travel friendly. While in The Gambia we visited several different locations to do our work and there were times where we had to stay the night away from our base camp. Because we had our SansBug travel tents we were able to setup and breakdown quickly. This was very important to us because we knew that we didn’t have much time in the morning before we started our day’s work.”
A bed bug infestation in your home will probably not only cause your friends to keep their distance but will also result in many nights of insomnia. So when Amy Terlitsky sent us the email below on returning from Liberia, it was another feather in the cap for SansBug.
“Our team returned safe and sound thanks to our (SansBug) tents. Another point to make about the benefit of your tents, is that IF you get to use them on a bunk bed or a mattress, the sturdy plastic lining helps protect from bed bugs!!! Here is a photo of one of our bunks with the Sansbug tents- we had 6 in all. This photo is from Vonzua – Liberia, Africa.”
The super-fine mesh and the sewn-in polyethylene groundsheet offers total protection from bugs. Even if a bed bug hitches a ride into the tent by landing on your clothes or your bed sheets, there’s not much place to hide inside the tent. So if you don’t want to show up for work half asleep and with itchy red welts, look into sleeping in a SansBug tent. The 1-person tent is 86 inches long so it should fit on a bed without a headboard and footboard. The SansBug should allow you to sleep in peace and comfort while you work on long-term measures to control and get rid of bed bugs permanently.