DIY Treatments for Insect Bites

DIY Treatments for Insect Bites

If you haven’t bought yourself a bottle of NET effect yet, it’s likely that you’re no stranger to insect bites. Ticks, mosquitoes, chiggers and no-see-ums can cause irritation, swelling and rashes. Here are a few tips on treating your bites and stings. We hope next time you remember to use NET effect to protect yourself!

One of the first things you should do after a sting or bite is to evacuate the location where you were bitten. This may seem self-explanatory, but what many people don’t know is that insects such as bees will alert others in the hive, making it more likely for them to sting you as well. It’s important to remember to move slowly, as rapid movement alarms insects such as wasps and bees and allows venom to spread through the bloodstream more quickly.

If you’ve been stung by a bee or wasp, remove any stingers that may have become lodged in your skin with a clean pair of tweezers and clean the wound. If any swelling is present where you’ve been stung, elevate the limb to alleviate the swelling.

To relieve any pain or itching, apply an ice pack to your insect bites and stings for about 15 minutes at a time. Keeping a cool, wet cloth on your insect bites in the absence of ice will also help. Over-the-counter medicine such as an antihistamine will also help any rashes or itchiness.

As you tend to your insect bites and stings, we hope that in the future NET effect will be able to help you avoid them altogether. Our formula is safe and effective and can ward away many different types of insects, helping to prevent insect bites. For more information, visit our about page. To purchase some NET effect for yourself visit our online store.