Because of the river rising, there has been an influx of Mosquitos in town. Here are some home remedies on how to combat their annoying bites. 

I realized how bad it was after noticing the 30 bites I have on my back yesterday which is not fun. While bug spray is effective, some mosquitoes are immune to them I've noticed, and I don't feel like sleeping with a net over my bed like some websites say to do.

According to, there are some pretty interesting home remedies to deal with the bites you already got. Remedies like:

  • Oatmeal: Yes, Oatmeal.  Just pour some in a bowl, mix it with water until it's a paste, then put in a washcloth and apply it to the bite for 10 min.  You can also pour it in a bath if there are multiple bites (just soak it in a tub of hot water prior to getting in.  Oatmeal actually has anti-irritant qualities that make it useful.
  • Honey: A typical anti-inflammatory substance that tastes good. Just hit a small drop on the bite and it goes to work.
  • Basil; while it tastes pretty good on Pizza, it can also relieve itching that goes along with mosquito bites.  To create a rub, boil two cups of water and a half ounce of basil leaves. Let Steep then dip a washcloth in and apply to the bite.

There are so many others on the site if you'd like to check it out.

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