If you have that sweet blood like me, then you know mosquito season is in full effect.  It doesn't matter how much spray you put on at least one of them will power through the chemicals and go needle-deep in blood.

Then comes the swelling and the itching and more itching and more itching.  But on a recent trip, I made a discovery that quickly stopped the itching and most of the swelling.  However, it did leave another kind of mark.

Why Do You Get More Mosquito Bites?

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Nobody else is swatting and complaining.  But you just can't keep them off you.  They are everywhere.  Is it just you?  No, it's a lot of people like you and me.  But there are reasons for mosquitos to be attracted to you over somebody right next to you.

Dark clothing (that's a yep for me), blood type, sweat, carbon dioxide, pregnancy (no worries there), skin bacteria, and beer consumption (yikes) are just some of the items that can bring in more of the pesky bugs.

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Bug sprays can work.  But let's be real.  The only kind that works for those of us that get sucked on a lot are the ones with massive amounts of DEET.  The "family-friendly" stuff doesn't work for us.

We need more itch cream!

That's something you don't want to yell out in a grocery store.  However for those of us more allergic to the saliva, gooping that stuff on can be the only help.  But really it doesn't "cure" the bite.  It simply takes down the inflammation.

Why So Itchy?

It's because when the mosquito bites you it's sloppy and also injects saliva into your skin.  So to get rid of the itchy salvia, suck it out.

EZ Bites
EZ Bites

This is the EZ Bites suction tool.  And it does just that.  You place it on the bug bite.  Pump the handle to create the vacuum and it sucks the saliva and the itch right out of your body.

This was a new discovery for me after playing golf.  I got a big bite around the 17th hole. And it got me good on my neck.  Like a vampire.  I had a welt the size of a quarter and the itch was instant and brutal.

About 45 minutes after that I got back to my mom's house, and my brother, who was also visiting said "Bro I can help with that".  So he put that thing on my neck and sucked the saliva out.  Even 45 minutes after the initial bite, this thing took care of it.  The itch was gone in minutes and the swelling down shortly after that.

Now of course you don't need to spend the $7 on the tool.  You could use a vacuum, air pump, or somebody's mouth.  Which does lead to one complication with this tool.

You Could End Up With A Different Kind Of Mark

EZ Bites
EZ Bites

While it's great to see the red go away quickly cause the poison is out of your body, the vacuum might not leave your skin looking like the above.  It might look a bit more like this below.


As I said, it's a vacuum.  Just like a mouth can be.  So while the itch might be gone, you also might have some explaining to do to your spouse.

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