Are pesky mosquitoes driving you crazy?
First things first, let's talk about why mosquito bites itch. When a mosquito bites you, it injects saliva into your skin which can cause an allergic reaction. This reaction leads to the itchy bump we all know and hate. So, how do we make it go away?
One option is to use over-the-counter anti-itch creams such as hydrocortisone or calamine lotion. These creams can help reduce the itch and swelling caused by mosquito bites. Another option is to take an antihistamine such as Benadryl to reduce the allergic reaction.
But what if you don't have any of these products on hand? Fear not, there are natural remedies you can try as well. Applying a cold compress to the bite can help reduce swelling and numb the area, providing temporary relief. Aloe vera gel can also be applied to the bite to soothe and reduce inflammation.
You can prevent mosquito bites in the Winston Salem area by using an insect spray containing DEET. Another option is to use a mosquito trap in your backyard. Mosquito traps work by emitting carbon dioxide which attracts mosquitoes. Once the mosquitoes are lured in, they are trapped and killed. This can help reduce the number of mosquitoes in your backyard and therefore reduce your chances of getting bitten.
The best way to prevent bites is to have a company do a barrier treatment spray on your property that eliminates mosquitoes and ticks. These applications every 3 weeks can reduce the mosquito population by 85-90%.
In conclusion, there are many ways to treat an itchy mosquito bite from your own backyard. From over-the-counter creams to natural remedies to topical insecticides, there's an option for everyone. And don't forget to take preventative measures to avoid getting bitten in the first place. In the Winston Salem area and all parts of the Triad, call the pros at Mosquito Squad at 336-530-0657 for more information about preventing those mosquito bites on your property.
Happy mosquito-free summer!