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Insect Bites

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Are you sick of being bitten by mosquitoes? Is your home infested with bed bugs? Have you been bitten by a tick? Are you scared by the diseases mosquitoes and ticks carry? Prevent and treat insect bites with effective natural remedies! Here’s a selection of popular articles to help you deal with bug bites:

 About mosquito bites

Why do mosquito bites itch? How long do they itch? Why does scratching the bites make them worse? How can I stop a mosquito bite from itching? Find the answer to these questions in this article: 
» All about Mosquito Bites and Why They Itch

Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya are diseases caused from being bitten by infected Aedes mosquitoes. These viruses are now spreading faster around the globe than ever. As a matter of fact, the mosquito is the world’s deadliest animal! Discover natural ways to soothe skin rashes caused by Dengue, Chikungunya or Zika in this post: 
» Soothe the Skin Rashes with Natural Remedies

While most folks get a small, itchy bump when bitten by a mosquito, others have a more severe reaction. Read this post for more info on skeeter syndrome and how to reduce swelling and itching. 
» Skeeter Syndrome & Allergies to Mosquito Bites

If mosquitos find you a tasty snack, you’re going to want an excellent insect repellant to keep them away to prevent disease and itching. To learn why neem oil is a great alternative to commercial insect repellants, check out this article: 
» Does Neem Oil Repel Mosquitos? Is it Safe for Human Use?

Studies have shown that lemon eucalyptus oil is better and safer than commercial insect repellants. Read more here: 
» Using Lemon Eucalyptus to Repel Insects

Learn more about basic household, natural items such as apple cider vinegar and honey, that can stop the itch of a mosquito bite. 
» Easing the Itch of a Mosquito Bite

About bedbugs

Bed bugs are not known to spread disease, but they are sneaky and hard to get rid of. Bites from bed bugs are very itchy and annoying. Can a natural product like diatomaceous earth kill bedbugs? Find out how to rid yourself of the pesky critters using DE in this informative article:
» Kill Bedbugs with Diatomaceous Earth

Do natural bed bug sprays work? They can actually be very useful in combination with Diatomaceous Earth. But make sure you buy the right spray!
» The Best Natural Bed Bug Sprays

About ticks

Ticks are small bloodsucking arthropods. They are not insects. Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected blacklegged ticks. There are other ticks in Europe and North America, and they carry different diseases. Rose geranium oil is a great smelling alternative to the chemicals in commercial bug repellants. In this article, you can read all about making a tick repellant using rose geranium oil. 
» How to Repel Ticks Using Rose Geranium Oil?

About fleas

Has your pet been doggedly scratching? Their discomfort could signal fleas. When faced with an infestation, many pet owners resort to commercial repellents. However, this strategy subjects your pet and household to toxic chemicals. In this post, I’ll explain why it’s better to use essential oils for getting rid of fleas. 
» What Are the Best Essential Oils for Fleas?

Looking for a simple all-natural flea repellent? Try this recipe with essential oils:
» Learn How to Use Tea Tree Oil for Fleas (Includes a Flea Repellent Recipe)

For bug bites that blister

Are you worried about bites that blister? Learn about the types of bites that may cause blisters, and how to treat them with natural remedies: 
» Bug Bites that Blister: What to Do?

Papular urticaria is a common skin problem that is triggered by insect bites. Mosquitoes, bedbugs and fleas are usually the main culprits. In this post, you can learn more about urticaria (also called hives) and how to get rid of it using essential oils and other natural methods.
» Natural Remedies for Urticaria (Hives)

Papular urticaria is more common in children than in adults. In this article, you will find the answers to such questions as: If left alone, will hives go away? What essential oils are used to treat hives in children and babies?
» Hives in babies & children

Home remedies for insect bites

Your grandmother may have said something about using toothpaste on your bug bite. There is no need to check this hack out further. Toothpaste does work to soothe a bug bite. Check out this article: 
» Toothpaste for the Itch of Bug Bites

Calendula is a cheerful little sturdy flower that smells like marigolds and works well to heal and soften skin. Calendula also help stop the pain and itch of bug bites. Read more in this post: 
» Bug Bite Benefits of Calendula

Emu oil is made from the fat of the emu and is used in shampoos, cosmetics and soaps. Discover more about the benefits of emu oil for bug bites
» How to Enjoy the Benefits of Emu Oil

J. Beck, Holistic Nutritionist, CNC & Natural Health Writer

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