Mosquitoes are a part of every summer in the United States. They come out at dusk and go looking for blood, biting humans and animals alike. Mosquito bites can cause itchiness, pain, swelling, and in some cases, they can transmit diseases like West Nile Virus or Malaria. There are over 1000 types of different mosquitos globally.
What Causes Mosquitos?
Mosquitos are brought about by warm weather. They like warm temperatures and humid air found near swamps or other areas with many plants, flowers, and standing water.
How Can You Prevent Mosquito Bites?
You can easily prevent mosquito bites by wearing long pants and sleeves to avoid bare skin contact while outdoors at dusk and dawn when mosquitoes are most active. Wearing bug spray can also help prevent mosquito bites and keep the skin moisturized with lotion or oils like citronella, which mosquitoes hate.
How To Stop Itching From Mosquito Bites?
The itchiness from mosquito bites can be hard to deal with, but there are different ways to stop the itchiness. Most people’s first instinct is to try to scratch it, even more, this makes it worse, and you will end up scratching it more.
A good thing to do is use lotion or ointment, this will help with the itchiness, and you won’t scratch it.
Take a Cold Shower/Use Ice Pack
Anything cold, whether a shower or ice pack, will help with the itchiness and give you instant relief
Use Essential Oils
Other than that, you can use essential oils, which is an all-natural way to reduce itchiness.
You can also take an antihistamine, which will help with the itchiness.
Baking Soda Paste
Use baking soda and water to make a paste and apply it to the bite. Although this will not stop you from itching, it can help take away some of the sting and pain caused by the bite.
Aloe Vera Gel
Another natural way to help with it is by using aloe vera gel.
Some of these things might work better than others, but you can try them all and see what works.
What Can You Do To Treat Mosquito Bites?
If you do get bit by a mosquito, there is nothing to worry about. Mosquito bites usually appear as a red bump and can itch. If you scratch the bite, it may get infected or become more swollen than it would have been otherwise. You can treat mosquito bites by keeping them clean with an antiseptic like rubbing alcohol to prevent infection.
How Can We Fight Against Mosquitos?
There are many ways to fight against mosquitos, including insect repellent technology. Some companies have developed a way of making natural products that keep mosquitos from coming near you without the harsh chemicals or smells found in perfumes and bug sprays. Mosquitos are also killed with mosquito traps that collect them before they breed more mosquitoes and spread disease through bites.
If you know you will be in an area infested with mosquitoes, it is best to prepare yourself to avoid being bitten. It is a good idea to cover up, especially around dawn or dusk when mosquitoes are most active. If you are out of options and have to go out at these times, you can use an insect repellant.