Here in Texas, the summer heat is here to stay. The days are longer. The kids are done with school. Vacations are being prepared for. Mixed in with all of the amazing parts of summer are a few parts that you may not like quite as much. One part of summer that many Texans complain about is the mosquitoes. Mosquitoes come out in full force during the summer months. The annoying part about mosquitoes is that they bite. If you have ever had a mosquito bite you know how awful they can be. The reason that they are so annoying is that they cause a bump on your skin that itches incessantly, not to mention the possibility they may have transmitted a disease. Today A-Tex Pest Management has some tips for you to try if you get bitten by a mosquito.
Clean Mosquito Bite with Soap & Warm Water
If you have multiple mosquito bites you will want to take a bath or shower right after noticing the bites. This will help clean the area thoroughly. If you do not want to take a bath or shower you can wash the area with soap and warm water as well. Once the area is clean any of the tips below will help alleviate the irritation the bites are causing.
Calamine Lotion for Mosquito Bites
The most common treatment and traditional treatment for mosquito bites is a product called calamine lotion. Calamine lotion is specially designed to help the bites from itching for hours on end. You can purchase calamine lotion in the pharmacy department at your local grocery store, convenience store, or pharmacy.
Oatmeal Home Remedy for Itchy Bug Bites
One of the oldest home remedies for mosquito bites is oatmeal. Yep, you read that right! Your favorite breakfast food can help you with your mosquito bites. Get some oatmeal and mix it with equal parts of water until it is well mixed. Then take a spoon and put the paste onto the mosquito bites. Hold it down on your skin for about 10 minutes and then wipe the area clean. If you have a large number of mosquito bites you may want to take an oatmeal bath. Fill your bathtub with water and mix in 1 cup of oatmeal with the water. For optimal results, you will want to soak in the oatmeal bath for 20-30 minutes.
Honey to Stop Bites from Itching
Another item that you have at your home that will help with mosquito bites is honey. Get your honey out of your pantry. Then put a small drop of honey on the bites and let it sit there for a few minutes before cleaning it off. The properties found in honey will help with the inflammation that comes along with mosquito bites.
Ice for Mosquito Bites Swelling
Our last tip today for combating mosquito bites is to use ice. Ice will help reduce the inflammation as well as numb the area. The short-term relief from ice can be a lifesaver if your mosquito bites are making you crazy.
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We hope that these tips help you survive your next battle with mosquito bites. If you and your family continue to struggle with mosquitoes on your property give A-Tex Pest Management a call and we can come out and help you get rid of them.