Mist Net Bird & Bat Capture Netting
Our lightweight Mist Nets are used for the humane,
live capture and release of both small bird and bat species.
Made from durable nylon, Mist Net is a standard 3-pouch
construction net with HD loops at both ends of all reinforcement
cords. The key to effective use of mist nets is proper
installation and around the clock attention to the nets.
Qualified personnel must always be present to quickly untangle
and release the birds or bats.
Mist Net Bird & Bat Capture Netting:
- Available in 8ft x 30ft (2.4M x 9M), with 11/16"
- Ultra-light, UV resistant nylon,110 denier, 2 strand
- 3-pouch construction with 4 HD loops at both ends
for post installation.
- Lightweight - mist net weighs only 4 ounces for 240
- If properly installed, fitted and attended, mist nets
are harmless to
birds & bats.
Mist Net Applications:
- For the
humane, live capture
of small birds and bats.
- Capture and relocate
birds and bats from malls, large
- Used to
test bird and bat populations
for viruses and parasitic infestations.
- Captures small
species for tagging, banding or otherwise
indoors and outdoors
for the safe and humane relocation of small birds & bats.
For Mist Net literature, download the Mist Net Bird/Bat
IMPORTANT NOTE: Having the best equipment does not
guarantee success. Capturing pest birds and bats with mist
netting can be as much art as it is science. Nixalite guarantees
the workmanship of the mist netting. WE DO NOT guarantee that
you will catch anything. Effective and safe employment of mist
netting takes thoughtful planning, a knowledge of the target
species, proper timing and the best location. It is up to you to
check all local, state and federal restrictions regarding the
capture of any wildlife using mist netting. If you have
questions, contact Nixalite.
ORDER MIST NETS HERE
Mist Net Installation Guide:
The following is a simplified guideline. Your
application may require different steps, procedures or
DO NOT use mist nets to capture, interdict or disturb any
protected, threatened or endangered animal species. DO NOT leave the Mist Nets unattended! It is vital that personnel are there to untangle
any bird or bat immediately.
Before setting the net, note the flight path or paths that
the birds or bats use to enter and exit the area. The best mist
net location will intersect the path taken by the majority of
the birds or bats.
Use posts long enough to put the mist net directly in the
observed flight path. The posts should be strong enough to
support the netting in all types of conditions, but light enough
to be portable. Use a set up that allows you to raise and lower the
mist net quickly and repeatedly. The loops of the mist net
accept a maximum post diameter of 1-1/4". Use a minimum post
height of 8ft. To get the mist net higher add posts by using
simple end-to-end couplers.
Mist nets are different from other types of netting - they
are kept loose instead of tight. At one end, thread a post
through the net loops. Space the loops on the post so each of
the 3 pouches forms a loose pocket of net of about 3 to 5
inches. If you space the loops too far apart the net will be too
tight and the birds/bats may bounce off the net instead of
getting entangled in it. The loose pocket at the bottom of each
pouch is typically where the bird/bat ends up. Loose netting
cushions the bird or bat when it hits the netting.
There are other ways to install the mist net. Using posts is
the most common. As noted, your application may require
different steps, procedures or practices. If you have any
questions or need more information, please contact Nixalite of
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