Bug Bites

Bug bites are a nagging problem, especially in the summer. Learn about how get rid of bug bites and use home remedies so you can enjoy your time outside.

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The 12 Most Dangerous Bugs to Watch Out for This Summer and How to Protect Yourself

Some bugs sting, bite, or even carry disease. Learn to recognize dangerous and poisonous bugs and how to keep yourself and your family safe.

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11 Best Anti-Itch Creams for Mosquito Bites, According to Experts

Itchy, scratchy, red, swollen, and unsightly, mosquitos bites can be unbearable. Here are the best anti-itch creams on Amazon.


How to Tell the Difference Between Fleabites and Mosquito Bites

Scratching your head wondering whether it's a fleabite or a mosquito bite? Here's how to tell the difference—plus...


Here’s How to Tell the Difference Between Bed Bug Bites and Fleabites

Is that itchy, red bite a bed bug bite or a fleabite? Here are pictures of both types...


Here’s How to Tell If You Have Chigger Bites or Scabies

Was it a chigger or scabies bite? These mite bites both result in itching, but that's where the similarities...

Fleabites: What They Look Like and How to Prevent and Treat Them

What do fleabites look like? They can itch and leave small, red bumps on your skin. Here are pictures of...


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Here’s How to Tell the Difference Between a Chigger Bite and a Mosquito Bite

Are those tiny red marks from a chigger bite or a mosquito bite? Here's what you need to know...

Here’s How to Tell the Difference Between a Chigger Bite and a Bed Bug Bite

Ugh—you're scratching and you'd really like to know what bit you: Chigger and bed bug bites often look...


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Chigger Bites: What They Look Like and How to Prevent and Treat Them

Creepy crawlies to watch out for in the summer include mosquitos and chiggers—tiny mites with a big, itchy...


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How One Woman Almost Died from Two “Spider Bites”

Her doctor dismissed the marks as "spider bites," but the reality was more serious.


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10 Ways to Prevent Mosquito Bites in Your Sleep

Mosquitoes like to come out at night, but you can protect yourself. Here's how to keep mosquitoes away and prevent...

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14 “Harmless” Bugs You Didn’t Know Could Bite You

Even the sweetest bugs can bite if provoked. Here are a few insects you wouldn't suspect.


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8 Bug Bites That Might Need Medical Attention—Now

Most bug bites are perfectly harmless—unless these symptoms sound familiar. Go to see your doctor right away if they're familiar.


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The Best Way to Treat Every Type of Bug Bite

Bug bites seem to pack a whole lot of pain and itchiness for such a tiny little injury. Prep for...


7 Natural Remedies for Itchy Mosquito Bites That Will Give You Relief

If you're suffering right now, or just want to know how to find relief the next time you're bitten by...


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12 Natural Ways to Keep Bugs at Bay

Less itching and scratching will make everyone's summer more fun, so stock up on these chemical-free insect repellents—you might even...

Mosquito Bites: 10 Weird Reasons You’re Getting Bitten

Mosquitoes buzz: Whom they love to bite, where they like to hang out, and which repellents they hate the most.


The Weird Reason Your Mosquito Bites Itch for So Long

During summer, one of the main ways people burn calories is scratching mosquito bites. OK, that's not true, but it...


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7 Diseases You Can Get from a Mosquito Bite

Mosquitoes can spread deadly diseases. Malaria, dengue, and yellow fever kill several million people every year, according to the...



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Here’s What Happens When You Get a Bug Bite—and Why You Shouldn’t Scratch It

Bug bites are a drag—yet why does itching them feel so good? It's not easy, but there are good reasons...


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7 Trusted Mosquito-Repelling Products You’ll Actually Want to Use

You don't have to be sticky and uncomfortable to avoid mosquito bites. Here are the best products to ward off...


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12 Mosquito-Borne Diseases You Need to Know About ASAP

Before you barbecue and swim this summer, take steps to protect yourself and your family against mosquito-borne diseases. Here's what...


6 Surprising Dos and Don’ts of Mosquito Bites

So you got bitten. DON’T Panic. DO read these tips and tricks to deal with those itchy red bumps (and...

Home Remedies for Mosquitoes: 8 Foods That Defend Against Bug Bites

Use these to keep mosquitoes away (or stop down the itching if you manage to get a bug bite).