Here’s How To Identify And Treat Summer’s Worst Bug Bites And Stings

Summer is a fun time of fireworks and barbecues, hiking and camping, and playing outside and working in the yard. The plentiful sunlight and warm weather make going outside a natural routine. However, humans aren’t the only ones who relish in the warmth. Pests do as well, and often, the twain shall meet. If you come into contact with one of these many outdoor insects, whether they’re flies that bite or bees that sting, follow these treatment guidelines.

8. Mosquitoes

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Mosquitoes are among the most common of all biting insects, arriving with the spring season and sticking around through the fall. They can be especially virulent in wet, humid areas. If you get bitten, resist the urge to itch, as it can cause infection. Instead, treat the bite with a baking-soda-and-water paste, a dry bar of soap, aloe, or lemon or lime juice.

7. Chiggers

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Chiggers are a type of mite that are barely visible to the human eye. They live in wooded or vegetated areas, in grass, tall weeds, or berry patches. Like mosquito bites, chigger bites may itch, and that itch can be severe. Take a bath right away to remove any remaining chiggers and apply anti-itch cream onto any welts.

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