Mosquito Bite Remedies

Mosquito Bite Remedies

We all look forward to the freezing weather changing into warm days so we can open our windows and spend more time outdoors. One thing we do not look forward to during this change is the pests that come along with it. Mosquito bites suck (literally!). They can leave us with itchy welts that remind us of the annoying mosquito every time you reach down to scratch your bite. If you want to relieve your urge to reopen your mosquito bite, here are some remedies to help soothe them.

  • Cold Compress — Putting ice or a cold compress on your mosquito bite can help relieve the urge to scratch at your bite. The cold will help reduce inflammation of the bite and numb the skin. This gives you some short-term relief from the mosquito bite.
  • Antihistamines and Calamine Lotion — Topical antihistamines such as calamine lotion help reduce inflammation and itching right at the spot of irritation. You can also take over-the-counter antihistamines such as Benadryl or Claritin. These oral antihistamines will help in the same way as the topical but will take longer to feel the relief since it is not applied straight onto the source.
  • Aloe Vera — This plant is known for healing minor wounds and calming infections. With its anti-inflammatory properties, Aloe Vera works well to reduce the swelling around the bite and soothe the irritation.
  • Honey — Honey contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties that can bring relief to your mosquito bite. Not only does it help reduce your bite’s inflammation, but it will also prevent you from itching the spot due to the stickiness of the honey. You will want to avoid touching the honey and creating a mess.

How to Prevent Mosquito Bites

You may not want to wait to be bitten to remedy your mosquito bites. Take steps to prevent mosquito bites before they happen! Instead of waiting for the mosquito bite to occur, be proactive by setting up traps around your home.

  • Indoor traps — Protect the inside of your home by setting up a Dynatrap® Indoor Insect Trap. The traps use light to attract flying insects day and night. Once drawn to the device, the glue card securely traps them.
  • Outdoor traps — Enjoy your outdoor space by protecting it with a Dynatrap® Outdoor Insect Trap. The traps use advanced technology to deliver unmatched control of mosquitoes and more. They work by attracting flying insects with light. As insects approach the device, a powerful fan pulls them into the catch basket. Once inside, a patented damper keeps them securely trapped.

Mosquito Trap Maintenance

If you already have traps set up around your home, make sure that they are working properly and are prepared to take on mosquito season.

  • Check your bulbs — Make sure that your bulbs are fully functional and replace them as needed. Dynatrap® needs fresh bulbs to keep attracting the maximum number of insects. Even if your bulbs still illuminate, they may no longer be emitting sufficient UV light. For help with replacing bulbs, check out our How-To videos.
  • Replace your glue cards — Make sure you have fresh glue cards for your indoor traps. We recommend changing glue cards every 21-30 days or as needed. When the glue card is full of insects or when dust or debris minimizes stickiness, it’s time for a fresh card.
  • Clean your traps — Regular cleaning is important for keeping any device properly performing. For instructions on how to clean your trap, check out our How-To videos.

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