Mosquito Bite Treatment and Prevention

Author: Mosquito Squad of South Dayton

A mosquito bite can be a nuisance and uncomfortable, but mosquitoes do serve a purpose in the natural order of the food chain.  Mosquito Larvae are a food source for fish and other aquatic life.  Bats, Birds, and spiders also feed on adult mosquitoes.  Much like humans a mosquito is just trying to survive in the world.

Males vs. Females

Both male and female mosquitoes feed on nectar and other plant juices.  With a life span only a week long, the main role of the male mosquito is mating.  Females are the only mosquitoes that bite humans. In many species, the female needs to obtain nutrients from a blood meal before it can produce eggs.  There are several ways in which a mosquito will find its prey including chemical, visual, and heat sensors.

The Bite!

Female mosquitoes mouthparts are very similar in design to a needle.  They are very sharp and hollow to allow nectar and blood to be sucked up through them.  When you receive a mosquito bite, the female will inject saliva to prevent clotting.  The reaction that you get from a mosquito bite, a red itchy bump, is an immune response to their saliva.  There are several over the counter medications to help with the natural reactions to a mosquito bite including diphenhydramine, or topically applied antihistamines.

Treatments and Prevention

Along with the over the counter medications there are several home remedies to reduce the irritation of a mosquito bite.

  • Apply lemon or lime juice to the infected area.
  • Make a paste out of your breakfast oatmeal and apply to the mosquito bite.
  • Add a little meat tenderizer to the bite area.
  • Using honey will help reduce the itching sensation.
  • Try apple cider vinegar using a cotton ball to apply.
  • Using baking soda in a paste will reduce the urge to itch.

Over the counter medications and home remedies will help reduce the discomfort caused by getting a mosquito bite.  Mosquito control is also important.  Mosquito Squad helps this by targeting areas in your yard that mosquitoes breed, feed, and harbor.  Our process is back by our 100% money back guarantee.  You can get an immediate reduction between 85%-90% with our barrier treatments.  If you have more questions regrading our treatments give us a call at (937) 639-1394.