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Does It Work: Bug Bite Thing

Published: Nov. 4, 2021 at 5:58 PM CDT
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – In Minnesota, we’re all too familiar with our state bird, and that is the mosquito. They’re especially around in the summer in the woods and grassy areas. The product we’re testing today says that it might be able to help alleviate some of the scratching and itching that comes after you get bit by a mosquito.

Bug Bite Thing is an insect and bug bite suction tool that you can buy online or at Walmart for $10. It says that it will remove any bug saliva that gets underneath your skin when you get bit. We’re going to try to get some bug bites at Quarry Hill so that we can put it to the test.

After about 10-15 minutes, I did manage to get at least one bug bite on my leg. The directions say that it’s most effective right after you get bit. Place the tool over the bug bite and pull up on the handles until you feel suction. Hold it for about 10 to 20 seconds and then release.

After doing it once, the area was red but the actual bug bite seems to be less swollen. It did feel a little less itchy but I wanted to try it again to see if there were any other changes. The second round continued to improve the swelling of the bite.

Later in the evening, the bite was hardly itchy at all and the swelling was barely noticeable. Though I can’t say if it did actually remove any saliva from the bite, I was pleased with the results that it provided.

Bug Bite Thing, you pass the Does It Work Test!

For more information on the product, click here.

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