Mosquito bite relief

I have heard that putting toothpaste on a bit is a great way to stop the itching. I have also read that making a paste with baking soda helps to draw out the stuff that makes you itch. I can't say I have tried either, mosquitoes don't seem all that interested in me. I will try it next time I have a bite though!

Any other idea?

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    8Theresa Gould
    I've heard of the baking soda and water but we don't always find it effective. That pink stuff from the store...calamine lotion...it didn't always work either. Peppermint essential oil, Purification, Cedarwood ....some say onion works.
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    Ah! Good to know! When we were little we'd all have all of these X's all over us..haha

    Out here they have trucks that come down the alley's and into the driveways and spray like crazy. You can go down to the extension office and they'll give you bags of crystals to spread on the lawn to kill the mamas and eggs, too. We have a river runoff in our back yard so getting rid of standing water is impossible. Last year was awful. I was pregnant so I refused to wear any bug spray. Luckily the railroad gives Ed really good spray to use while he's working outside. Ugh I just hate em!

    We're planning (I'm still unsure but.. whatever works) on building bat houses. I guess bats eat mosquitos by the thousands so I either need to be okay with mosquitos.. or bats.. WHERE DID I MOVE TO?!? lol
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