American Nettings & Fabric Big Bug Netting

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Defend against cicadas, june bugs, Japanese beetles and wasps. Cicadas are harmless to people and animals, but can cause damage in your landscape by cutting into branches and laying eggs. Prevent damage with this lightweight net. Large enough to protect a young tree or shield a small outdoor area, wherever it’s needed. Also ideal for keeping birds out of your fruit and berry harvest and for protecting ponds and garden cages.

For best results, use before the emergence of pests and before the damage is done! Simply drape over the tree canopy and secure to the trunk, or over your shrubs and plants and weigh down the edges to prevent wind mishaps and critter curiosity. Resists sunlight degradation for a longer life. 8’ x 16’ polypropylene nets, 1/6" mesh. Blue.

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Anticipating spring cicada scourge
Pamela P on Feb 16, 2021
Best fit the description for my purposes...keeping cicadas from laying eggs in a young tree.
ARLENE on Jun 11, 2020
Anticipating spring cicada scourge
Pamela P on Feb 16, 2021
Because the japanese beetles were wrecking our blackberries and i found you online. You had smaller amounts than another company, which helped because we only have a a few bushes in our backyard.
Erma M on Jun 11, 2020
Best fit the description for my purposes...keeping cicadas from laying eggs in a young tree.
ARLENE on Jun 11, 2020
Have used this before. Protected my tomato plants from Japanese beetles.
Carolyn S on Jun 10, 2020
Upcoming cicada infestation
Melanie B on Jun 1, 2020
Have many berry plants
sang S on May 30, 2020
To protect my elderberry bushes and blueberries eventually too.
Rhonda A on Feb 28, 2020
to protect long rows of berries from pests and especially deer and raccoons
Susan S on Jul 24, 2019
keep beetles and birds from berries
Tina P on Jul 7, 2019
I have fruit I need to protect
Cindy L on May 7, 2019
I had purchased some of this netting the previous year and was very pleased with the protection it afforded my eighteen blueberry plants which in other years were heavily damaged by Japanese beetles.Typically, beginning by the first of July we are besieged by Japanese beetles in the thousands which had previously stripped the leaves off the blueberry plants and ruined much of the berry crop. This netting eliminated the problem entirely.
Gary on Mar 29, 2019
Looking for defense against chipmunks
Gretchen B on Feb 27, 2019
Recommended by a friend to protect my blueberry bushes from bugs and birds.
Hilary B on Jun 14, 2018
Used this on my peach trees to protect from late summer pests and it was helpful. Most helpful indeed in my raspberry garden and blueberry patch.
CHARLES W on Jan 25, 2018
Japanese beetles can't get through it. Saved my fruit trees, strawberries, grapes, and raspberries.
Sara K on Sep 14, 2017
Grasshoppers are a big problem. They don't seem to be repelled by much other than strong pesticides - the netting is a safer option.
LeaAnn M on Jun 4, 2017
I am using it on fruit trees, vines, and bushes to keep out birds. The holes are small enough to stop the annoying tendency of plants to grow through larger bird netting holes making it hard to use without a trellis. Also birds can't sit on the netting and get their beaks into fruit.
Robert R on May 3, 2017
I did my berries using an arc of hog panels all lined up creating a quansit hut. This made it very easy to drape my netting over all of my berries and zip tie them to the hog panels. Huge success!
KAREN J on Jan 30, 2017
Bird protection for large garden
Alison B on Oct 19, 2016
Something small harvested most of my grapes from my one vine last year and I want to try and prevent that this year.
Doris C on May 13, 2016
have a lot of problems with birds and can't find this just anywhere.
KENNETH F on Apr 21, 2016
grasshopper control
hard to find locally
daniel h on Mar 28, 2016
small mesh
VIRGIL S on Mar 24, 2016
Because the japanese beetles were wrecking our blackberries and i found you online. You had smaller amounts than another company, which helped because we only have a a few bushes in our backyard.
Erma M on Jun 11, 2020
Have used this before. Protected my tomato plants from Japanese beetles.
Carolyn S on Jun 10, 2020
I have a lot of squirrels in my yard. Does anyone have suggestions for keeping my young trees safe? Thanks.
Steve S on Nov 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Squirrels chew right through any plastic netting we put up. Totally useless against them.
Seems the Size of the holes would let Japanese beetles through? Do they?
Jeanne T on Jun 21, 2020
BEST ANSWER: No. The Japanese Beetles stay on top of the net and don???t go through. However they will get underneath the net if the net is not securely tied around the trunk of the tree. The nets only come in 16 x 8 ft pieces so you may have to sew them together to make a 16 ft square to fit over a dwarf fruit tree such that you can tie them securely to the trunk.
Will this keep the bugs from eating the new shoots of of freshly planted trees?
Tom B on Feb 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It depends on the type of bug. Pests like aphids are still small enough to go through the mesh and they will feed on the juices of your trees' leaves. Bigger bugs, like Japanese beetles, won't be able to reach these if the net is covering the tree as directed. If new shoots happen to grow through the net, even the bigger bugs will be able to eat those. You'll still need to keep a watchful eye on your new trees and address any issues as they arise.
how large is the opening of the hole? Can it prevent Japanese beetle from invasion?
Jerry S on May 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The product description for the big bug netting says that the holes are 1/6 of an inch. After trying many ways to prevent Japanese beetle damage to my weeping cherry tree, I finally turned to the big bug netting which was 100% effective in keeping the bugs away from the tree. It???s vital that you cover the entire plant and tightly cinch the opening so the bugs can???t enter. Using the netting is the only foolproof way I???ve found to protect trees and other plants from the beetles.
Can I water and spray my trees and vegetation while the nets are on? Also does trees and vegetation get enough sun?
Amber E on Jul 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I use netting to protect my elderberries and grapes from birds when nearing harvest. The plants get plenty of sunlight but I have never sprayed or watered with the nets on but rain goes right through.
Will this protect against brown marmorated stink bugs?
Sarah G on Apr 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I think it should. It will stop all but the smallest insects, but I don't have that
insect problem. It would stop all stinkbugs in out area for sure.
Is this effective against squirrels?
Jerome S on Jun 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I bought it for Japanese Beetles and wasps for my peach and pear trees.
Squirrels? I don't know. Their claws and teeth can be destructive it they want
in bad enough. Better to use a humane trap, then move them far away from
your home.
Can this be used to prevent Yellowjackets from getting to my cherries?
Michael F on Mar 6, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I would guess yes. The mesh is too small for a Yellowjacket. One thing you will have to do is secure the edges together when you drape it over your tree. The rectangular shape does not lend itself to easily and snugly fit over a tree. So you likely will gather the edges and need to secure to keep pests out.
Will this stop the white butterfly, cabbage worm? bird net does not
Kenneth F on Feb 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: I believe it will with the small size mesh. I use it for keeping the Japanese beetle from my strawberries. In my area of Wisconsin they are terrible. Wally
Does any of your netting keep out hornworm caterpillars?
Daniel M on Jun 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Don???t have a problem with hornworm caterpillars.
How big is the mesh size on Big Bug netting?
JHKC2020 on May 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. 8??? x 16??? polypropylene nets, 1/6" mesh. Blue.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
If my order is $99.00, don???t I get free shipping?
Charlene T on Sep 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Orders $99 or more, after any discounts have been applied, qualify for free shipping with the exception of orders that ship to Alaska. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us, remember that we're here for you. Have a great day!

Customer Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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Big Bug Netting vs Japanese Beetles
Bought this product because of the Japanese beetle plague I've been fighting. It worked great! You do need to install it so it's touching the ground, preventing anything from getting under it, and I removed it as soon as I could after the beetle threat diminished to restore full light and air circulation. It totally stopped all large bugs and I would recommend it to anyone.
September 9, 2016
over 4 years ago
Very easy to use.
I built a berry house using hog panels end to end and arched like a quansit hut. I planted my berries inside and covered it with the netting. The results were amazing.
November 4, 2016
over 6 years ago
great for Japanese beetles
I covered a dwarf peach tree and grape vines. The result was very good against Japanese beetles, a major problem in our area. Will be buying more.
November 11, 2016
over 4 years ago
Happy Return Customer
I bought the big bug netting recently for protecting my Concord seedless grapes(also bought from Stark two years ago). The big bug netting was delivered on schedule with good condition, light weight and and works well. I am happy about the product.
June 16, 2016
Big Bug Netting
I highly recommend this product to prevent big bugs, like Japanese beetles, from defoliating your fruit trees, grapes, raspberries, etc. I have only had them on for a few weeks now, but they have prevented further defoliation and survived some 30 mph winds without coming off or tearing. Great product.
July 19, 2017
over 3 years ago
Bug Netting
Probably would keep bugs out, however, it is not a match for birds and squirrels. For as much money as I paid, I would have just sprayed for insects and bought something that would keep larger invaders out. Blackberries were wrecked.
May 4, 2016
over 6 years ago
Nice Nets - they keep the Japanese Beetles out
I just recently installed 6 nets on 6 fruit trees. I’m tired of the Japanese Beetlescftom detstroying my cherry trees and others. The blue nets actually look nice. The require some ingenuity as to how to hang them. And each tree is different. I will order more as i see this as you an investment for the future. The nets seem strong enough to last a few years as long as I remove and store them properly.

I gave 5 stars cause the nets are nice, I almost gave 4, deducting 1 for installation, but that’s not the fault of the net.
July 21, 2018
over 2 years ago
American Nettings Fabric Big Bug Netting
I like the netting and it works. My only negative is that it could be a little more flexible.
June 24, 2017
over 3 years ago
Big bug netting
I have purchased for my fig trees , Its certainly big enough well see how it stands up.
June 15, 2016
over 4 years ago
Bought to use in the fight against Japanese Beetles
I got this netting to help in the battle with Japanese Beetles that happens every July here in PA. I will say that it has helped with keeping most of them out of the raspberries by using clothes pins to hold two of the nets together to put over them.

However, when it comes to my dwarf fruit trees (the reason I bought these nets), it just doesn't work very well. This is due to the size of the net which only comes in 8 ft. x 16 ft . It needs to be square or round and 16 ft or larger to go over these trees and be tied securely around the trunk. Then I believe it would be a good deterrent for the beetles. This is why I give it only a 2 star rating.
July 17, 2019
1 year ago