Stop Those Itchy Mosquito Bites With These Remedies
Summertime means fun with friends and vacationing with family. However, it also means mosquito bite season. Female mosquitoes bite you to get protein to produce eggs and give birth to more annoying mosquitoes invade your house. Instead of letting those itchy, red bumps ruin your summertime, find out how to stop the bites from itching.
The occasional presence of mosquitoes in your home when you keep the windows open for too long may not be an issue to worry about. However, if you take all precautions and still experience bites, you may have an infestation. Speak to Backyard Comfort & Pest Control today.
What are the symptoms of a mosquito bite?
Most people have been bitten by a mosquito at least once in their lifetime. Therefore, it must be easy to recognize a bite when you see one. However, if you get confused, here are some common mosquito bite symptoms.
- The bitten area becomes puffy, and a red bump is formed after a few minutes.
- Small blisters.
- Dark spots that may appear as bruises.
- There may be one or multiple bumps on the skin the day or the day after the bite.
Not all people experience the same reaction to a mosquito bite. While some people only experience itchiness for a few minutes, children and people with weak immune disorders may feel way worse. Also, you may experience adverse conditions if you get bitten by a new species of mosquito.
Here are some severe reactions after getting bitten by a mosquito:
- A large area of swelling and redness
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Low-grade fever
How to treat a mosquito bite?
Mosquito bites can be irritating. They are itchy, red bumps that can make it difficult to focus on other tasks. The first thing you should do after getting bitten is to wash the affected area with soap and water to avoid infection. You could also apply ice to get relief from the swelling and itching. To get quick relief, there are over-the-counter ointments available as well.
Even though the first thing people do when they get bitten by a mosquito is scratch the bump, you should never do it. Scratching only worsens the situation by agitating the venom and increasing your histamine response. Additionally, scratching too much can tear your skin, create more wounds and leave for infection.
Mosquitoes not only give you itchy bumps but can also spread disease-causing bacteria. If you suspect an infestation in your home, lawn, or backyard, do not hesitate to call pest control experts today.