Mosquito Squad of Central MA

Mosquitoes: Taking care of the itch

itchy_mosquito_bite_Central_MassachusettsAlthough we wipe out 90% or more of the mosquitoes in your yard, you may still get a couple bites and will get a lot of bites elsewhere as you venture into the Massachusetts outdoors. As your local mosquito experts, we wanted to share some of the top natural remedies for soothing the itch. We can note that there are a number of commercially available creams, lotions and ointments but want to share some otherwise popular itch killers.

We found well over 40 ideas on the Internet that claim to take care of a mosquito bite itch. Mostly old wives’ tales and home remedies, but here are some of the all-time most popular mosquito itch remedies we’ve been hearing about.

Aspirin

Smash an aspirin with a bit of water to make a thick paste. Dab the paste onto the mosquito bite and let it dry.

Hot Spoon

Get a spoon very hot by running hot water onto it. Apply the back of the spoon directly to the mosquito bite until the spoon is no longer hot. They say the heat will destroy the protein that caused the reaction and the itching will stop. **Don’t burn yourself.**

baking_soda_paste_cure_the_itch_Central_MassClear Nail Polish

Apply clear nail polish directly to the mosquito bite and let it dry. This is great when you need quick relief and you can’t find any of the other remedies mentioned in your at home supplies.

Baking Soda Paste

Similar to the aspirin remedy, you’ll want to add a little bit of water to a little bit of baking soda to make a nice thick paste. Apply a dab to the mosquito bite and let it dry.

lemons_sooth_mosquito_bitesLemon Juice or Lime Juice

Apply a sliced lemon or lime directly to the itchy spot. For an easier alternative grab your lemon or lime juice out of the refrigerator and dab that on for quick relief.

Some less common mosquito bite remedies 

While we haven’t tried them all, we are noticing that these itch relief tips are being shared by those who have tried them:

  • Dab on Peppermint Toothpaste
  • Rub the itchy spot with the inside of a Banana Peel
  • Rub a dry bar of soap over your mosquito bumps
  • Dab baby shampoo onto the bite and let it dry
  • Dab rubbing alcohol on the bite
  • Rub your mosquito bite with antiperspirant deodorant
  • Apply Vicks Vapo Rub to your itchy mosquito bites

That was just a taste of what we have commonly heard and seen. Do a quick google search and you won’t even know where to begin. There’s even a Pinterest page dedicated to it. While some of these at home remedies might work fantastically, we know you’d prefer to avoid the itchy dangerous bites all together.

Dave Macchia mosquito protection author and tick protection author.

Dave Macchia is the owner of Mosquito Squad of Central Mass and the author of 2 blogs about mosquito control and tick control

Eliminate mosquitoes in your yard with help from Mosquito Squad of Central Massachusetts. Our traditional barrier spray eliminates mosquitoes on contact and continues to work for up to 21 days. By lowering the populations of mosquitoes in your yard by 85-90% we can help keep you and your family safe from itchy bites and tick-borne diseases this season. Contact us to sign up today by giving us a call at (877) 387-7823, dropping us an email at chelmsford@mosquitosquad.com or visiting our website at centralmass.mosquitosquad.com. We look forward to protecting your property this season and for many seasons to come.