When the warmer weather of spring and summer arrives I, like most people, like to spend more time outside doing gardening as well as enjoying picnics and BBQs. While being out and about in the fresh air is wonderful the one downside of the warmer weather is the arrival of biting insects such as mosquitos.
Even though I try to use insect repellent wherever possible, the little blighters still seem to give me a few bites and for me the bites can remain itchy for 2 to 3 days.
I was doing some work in the garden recently and managed to get a few bites around my ankles. Within a few hours the bites were itching like mad and I decided to get online and see what remedies were available.
I generally tried to find information and remedies that used natural or readily available products so that I could try them out straight away!
I have included three videos with remedies that are simple and use ingredients that most people would have easy access to. I have also included some links to websites that give some more suggestions for how to relieve mosquito bites.
Using Soap to Relieve Mosquito Bites
I have tried this method and it worked very quickly and gave much needed instant relief.
Doug Willen YouTube video: Mosquito Bite Cure: Soap
Relief from Mozzie Bites Using Banana Peel!
I don’t eat bananas but my family does so the next time I have mosquito bites and there are bananas in the house I will try out the following itch remedy that utilises banana peel.
GroceryGeekOmaha YouTube video: Natural Bug Bite Relief
Using Baking Soda to Relieve Mozzie Bites
expertvillage YouTube video: How to Treat Insect Bites & Stings: Reducing Pain from an Insect Bite
Some Links to More Insect Bite Remedies
The summer is just getting started here in Australia so I am sure to get more mosquito bites during the next couple of months 😉
I will update this post as my family and I try more of the suggested remedies!