Econet Insect Screen


Insect Screen

USGR is a worldwide supplier of nets, shades and fabrics from warehouses worldwide. Minimums apply.

Xsect insect control screens are uniquely engineered to keep harmful insects out while allowing for maximum airflow, creating a cooler, less humid greenhouse climate that is healthier and more productive for people and plants alike.

Produced with superior, proprietary yarn designs, Xsect’s thin yarns allow for increased ventilation capacity but are also more durable, and effective against pests thanks to our uniform weaving process which ensures consistent hole sizes throughout.

Svensson’s Insect Screen not only have the best quality but also the longest life, strongest, most effective insect and pest curtains for greenhouses/warehouses/ agriculture; it is made by the worlds largest supplier and frankly one of the best companies we represent.

Here is their quick data sheet. The material comes from US, Netherlands, and Sweden at this writing and can be shipped with Svensson Shade and Heat Retention fabrics. We chose to offer Xsect Insect Screens because they perform as advertised and are they are the creative fabric company of the industry worldwide. Our largest market is for greenhouse screens, LS Svensson greenhouse insect screens/fabrics. Insect screen is also known as thrip screen, insect fabric, white fly screen, and insect nets.

Xsect  Air flow reduction, % Light transmission direct, % Hole size Standard width
 Beefriend 5 90 1.0 x 4.0 mm 13.7′
Balance 30 96 0.40 x 0.45 mm 13.7′ or 11.8′
Xtra 40 85 0.15 x 0.21 mm 13.7′ or 11.8′
Extreme 45 91 0.15 x 0.15 mm 13.7 or 11.8′

Xsect Balance ensures effective aphid and whitefly exclusion with maximum airflow, providing the ultimate balance between exclusion and porosity potential, creating an all-around better growing climate.

Xsect Balance Insect Screen
Effective exclusion of aphid, whitefly and insects of similar size with maximum airflow

Xsect Beefriend provides effective inclusion of beneficial insects such as bumblebees, ensuring pure pollination without undesirable cross-fertilization from other greenhouses.

Xsect Befriend Insect Screen

Xsect Xtra is our newest insect control screen offering advanced control of thrips and similar-size insects, with extra added airflow, maximizing your airflow potential when excluding smaller insects such as thrips.

Xsect Xtra Insect Screen
Xsect Xtra Insect Screen

Xsect Xtreme ensures extreme exclusion of thrips and similar size insects with good airflow.

Xsect Xtreme Insect Screen
Xsect Xtreme Insect Screen

Some shade net fabrics can be used for large insects and bugs.

For whitefly insect control as well as aphids, insect fabric we must also consider reduced air flow. The thrip screen is the most dense insect protection product and very effective but reduces air flow more than any other screen or fabric.

Most insect screens are plastic/polyester and come in various light covers and can be cut, sewn and sized to your greenhouse and agricultural needs.

Minimum order is $500 depending upon quantity, type and dimensions. Large orders available from various international warehouses. Not appropriate for retail use.

Xsect Greenhouse and nursery insect screens carry a warranty against UV degradation: 3 years for outdoor use and 5 years for indoor use. Longevity in most climates is 5 to 8 years. Some greenhouse insect screens have lasted as long as 10 years.


  • Bethke, J.A., and T.D. Paine. 1991 Screen hole size and barriers for exclusion of insect pests of glasshouse crops. J. Entomol. Sc. 26: 169-177.
  • Bethke, J.A., R.A. Redak and T.D. Paine. 1994. Screens deny specific pests entry to greenhouses. Calif, Agric. 48(3): 37-40.

The above information is given in good faith, but without any warranty. Freedom from patent rights and registered trademarks must not be assumed. Greenhouse insect materials should be accurately engineered for the type of greenhouse pest to control, even elevation of the greenhouse.


Excluding pests and insects from growing areas is the most effective control method. Some growers have reduced their pesticide use by 90% using Svensson Xsect in combination with insect-free stock and good sanitation. In addition to being the most effective, it is also the least expensive form of prevention.

Plan your greenhouse crop production and IPM program in advance. Using good sanitation and exclusion is the key to properly managing your growing environment. Design your ventilation system to handle the pressure loss form insect screens.

Following are most prevalent greenhouse insects:

Common name Scientific name Insect critical
Screen Choices
Western flower thrip Frankliniella occidentalis 192 Xsect Xtra, Xtreme
Greenhouse whitefly Trialeurodes vaporariorum 288  Xsect Balance, Xtra, Xtreme
Green peach aphid Myzus persicae 340 Xsect Balance, Xtra, Xtreme
Melon aphid Aphis gossypii 435 Xsect Balance, Xtra, Xtreme
Silverleaf whitefly Bemisia argentifolii 435 Xsect Balance, Xtra, Xtreme
Serpentine leafminer liriomyza trifolii 640 Xsect Balance, Xtra, Xtreme

Here are some helpful tips for excluding insects from your greenhouse:

  • Xsect Insect Screen generally must have openings as small or smaller than the insects it excludes.
  • Any Xsect Insect Screen will reduce the number of insects migrating into crops.
  • Xsect Insect Screen must be sized appropriately to avoid hampering ventilation.
  • Use Xsect Insect Screen to screen vents and doorways.
  • Keep doors closed, except when entering or leaving the greenhouse.
  • Construct a screened vestibule at greenhouse entrances. Workers and equipment must pass through a plant-free space between two sets of doors before entering the growing area.
  • Create a positive pressure entrance by installing fans so that they blow into the space between the doors causing air to
    flow from inside to outside.
  • Xsect Insect Screen must be cleaned periodically. Use a stream of water to wash from inside to out.

Xsect insect screens are woven from UV stabilized acrylic and HDPE yarn. These materials are warranted for a long working life even when used outside. All Xsect insect screens are a translucent white in color. Various types of Xsect insect screens have rectangular openings rather than square. The advantage is that rectangular openings have more open area than square openings and result in better ventilation. Warranties up to 5 years are available if the Xsect insect screen is properly installed and maintained. Other widths, cutting and sewing available upon request.
We offer greenhouse and nursery insect screens fabric from other sources in Europe/Asia and other factories worldwide.