March 24, 2018

Mosquito Bite Remedies

mosquitoIf you come to Island Park this time of year, you’re going to get a bite or two. You can slather on all the DEET-containing products you want. Somewhere out there waiting for you is a valiant soul willing to give her life (it’s only the females that bite, remember) for a drink of your blood.

When that happens, you have three choices. You can ignore the bite until the itch goes away (if you have that much self-discipline.) Or, you could just scratch that sucker ’til it bleeds and risk dying from the infection. Or, you could try some of the following itch remedies. I advise the latter.

Here are some things that work (some better than others.)
1. Calamine lotion will take out the sting.
2. Rub the bite with soap.
3. Apply an ice pack to the bite.
4. Mix baking soda with enough water to make a paste and apply to the bite.
5. Apply lavender and tea tree oils directly to the bite
6. You can rub a piece of freshly-cut onion on the bite.
7. Try a dab of toothpaste

If those don’t work, you can find a black cat with yellow eyes and take it out behind the barn at exactly midnight on the night of the full moon and . . . . well, I guess that one really doesn’t apply — unless, of course, you’re desperate.

The best thing is don’t get bitten. Yeah, that’s the ticket.



  1. Drew Tyler says:

    I am hoping to come up to Mack’s Inn for the 4th of July. What are the mosquitoes like up there? Are we going to be wrapping ourselves in netting day and night? Last year was miserable around this time… Any info would be great!

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