Mosquitos love me. They love sucking the life out of me and leaving me with huge welts. The really bad bites wake me up in the middle of the night because they’re so itchy. I do my best to not scratch them, but several from the past couple years have turned into scars.
The mosquitos are really bad in our yard. I can’t figure out what it is. We don’t have any standing water in our yard, and neither do our neighbors, as far as I can tell. Where are they coming from? There is a small creek/drainage ditch that runs through the middle of our neighborhood, a street away from us. My suspicion is that they are coming from there, although I can’t back that up.
I’m sure I have gotten more mosquito bites in the last 3 1/2 years since we moved in our house than the rest of my life combined. Occasionally I am smart enough to put long pants and a long sleeved shirt on, but most of the time I just get eaten.
So, assuming you weren’t smart enough to prevent yourself from being an insect’s lunch, what can you do to ease the itching?
- Find a bar of soap.
- Dampen the soap slightly under a faucet.
- Rub the soap on your itchy spot.
- Let the soap dry. The itching will be either reduced or totally gone.
This isn’t one of those bar-of-soap-in-the-bed urban legends. It really does work. My guess is it’s because it dries out the bite.
What is your go-to mosquito bite remedy?