Insect stings | Bees| Mosquitoes | Spiders | Hornet


Insect bites are known to undermine our stay in the countryside and enjoyment of the good weather, but they are also much more than that as allergy to an insect bite can occur that is in some cases life-threatening. Read bellow some useful tips connected to hornet, ticks, mosquitoes and spider bites.


Most insect in European countries do not contain toxins that directly endanger the life of humans, but only where the insect bites we can found only milder reactions in the form of islands and pain, and later itching. However, some people are sensitive to these substances and have to be very cautious in order to prevent further consequences. Also a tick bite can cause Lyme disease, which, if not treated can lead to serious disturbances in the body. In addition to chemical preparations, there are, for example natural agents against mosquitoes and other insects that repel attacks and mitigate reactions to stinging.


Ticks are carriers of the bacterium - the causative agent of a dangerous lymphatic disease, and some people, though rarely, can experience the so-called tick paralysis - a weakness in the legs accompanied by respiratory distress. Tick ​​bite is painless, because its saliva contains an anesthetic and so after returning from nature you should examine your body. If you find a tick, remove it with disinfected tweezers (with flat tops), by carefully pulling up, as close to the head, in order to pull it out completely. It is not recommended to apply oil, nail polish or kerosene over the wound, which can irritate the tick, cause the cramping and vomiting (consequently, the return of blood back into your bloodstream), raising the possibility that potentially infected content enters the wound . Insect attacks - ticks can be followed by skin redness, nausea, or temperature increase, then you must contact your doctor.


Spider bite is usually not dangerous, but in sensitive people it can develop an allergic reaction to an insect bite manifested by muscle cramps, stiffness around the bite area excessive sweating, headache, nausea and stomach pains. Also, there may be a red, white or blue rash in the shape of a circle that appears in the place around the bite.


Insect bites, as was mentioned earlier often cause allergic reactions, which is not an exception when it comes to spider bites. Allergy manifests redness itching and swelling in a diameter greater than 10 cm and longer than 24 hours. In severe cases rash occurs, as well as swelling of soft tissue, throat, tongue, throat, groin, genitals. What to do? In the case of mild reactions, it is enough several times a day to apply crushed leaves of the basil and cool it with ice cubes. In the event of a turbulent reaction, contact a doctor.

Keep spiders away:
  • Dissolve water with peppermint oil and pour into a spray bottle. Sprinkle this liquid around windows and door hinges. Interestingly, this fragrance also keeps mice away.


At the site of the bee sting, intense pain, islet, papilla and itching occurs. Particularly dangerous are insect stings in the oral cavity or throat, which can cause a massive swelling and block the airway passage. Allergic people experience red spots on the body, swelling, difficulty in breathing, and if the appropriate medication is not used, there is often a fatal outcome - the most dangerous are hornet stings which can be fatal if we do not respond in time.


Place the ice on the place of the sting and using a dull side of the knife remove the sting. Wash with soap and water, and then put a pad of little apple vinegar and two drops of essential oil of lavender. Do not remove the sting with tweezers or nails, as this will dislodge the rest of the poison. If the pain and the swelling increases, and the problem of breathing becomes more pronounced, contact your doctor urgently. When it comes to natural preparations, lemon juice and cinnamon tea are the perfect means to relieve the reaction to the stings of these insects.


Insect stings


The most common insect stings are in fact the mosquitos’ stings which in some people create very big problems. When the skin breaks down, the mosquito secretes the saliva that contains a protein that encourages our immune system to release a histamine-chemical substance that causes certain reactions such as itching and redness of the skin. Scratching the place of biting will only irritate it further, the skin fires up and the site of the sting can be inflicted. Mosquitoes transmit various diseases, such as dengue and malaria.


Heat the spoon in warm water (hold it for at least a minute or two), then press the bite site firmly and leave it for a few minutes. When you remove the spoon, the itching and redness will be considerably weaker. Also, ice, or banana peel, baking soda mixed with a little water, leaves of fresh basil, tea tree oil helps in treatment.

Lavender against mosquitoes:
  • In 1 dl of olive oil add 40 drops of lavender oil, pour into a glass bottle, shake well and apply on the skin.
  • Lemon and clove – combine lemon and cloves.
  • Thyme oil also dissolves mosquitoes.


As the stings of the insect are more intense with the coming of good weather, certain preventive measures are also necessary to avoid them at all. Here are some other useful tips:
  • You will repel insects if you are dressing in a light colored clothes, and you avoid the colorful and black color that attracts them.
  • Do not use soap, detergents and softeners with a strong sent and put protective insect nets on doors and windows on the house.
  • You can cover the skin with a mixture that you can make by mixing water and five drops of oil from the pomegranate - then stings of insects will become very rare.
  • It is advisable to eat garlic, as well as to have enough zinc and vitamin B.
  • The mosquito are attracted by leafs, carbon dioxide (our body releases it when it's hot and when we exercise), lactic acid (created by hard exercise and due to consumption of some types of food, for example bacon), fruit and floral fragrances (perfume, cream, milk for the body ...), cold hands, etc.

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