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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    06/18/14
    White Vinegar. Just a dab on a cotton ball then dab on the bite.
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      06/18/14
      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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      06/18/14
      I have a little fan that you can put an OFF refill in. When we have a bad mosquito season we use it for mowing and walking. That way the kids get the protection without worrying about the chemical on them. I hate the smell of it. The X on the bite gets the saliva to come back out, making the 'itch' come out.
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      06/18/14
      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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      06/18/14
      LOL Sparrows love mosquitos too. Next time you are at the store go look in the bug repellant stuff for that.. I think it was maybe $10 to start with and one refill lasts a long time. I saw a mosquito catcher on Pinterest..I need to set one up in my laundry room. Citronella plants work as good repellants too.
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      06/18/14
      My mom just put it in a pot and brings it wherever she needs it. They were in a rental when they discovered it. She has a plant sitting out each door and if she does more than gets the mail she grabs the pot on her way by.
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