Bug Bite Thing

Too Good Not to Share*

You know, sometimes a thing is just what it is — no fancy name needed. So, it is with Bug Bite Thing. It’s just the thing to relieve itching from bug bites. I first learned about this little gadget last fall and ordered a couple, having been drawn in (as I am apt to be) by an online advertisement. Alas, it was only recently that I’ve been able to try it out, but immediately had great success and knew I had to share it with you.

Bug Bite Thing is extremely low tech, chemical-free, can be reused forever, weighs less than a tube of hydrocortisone, and works by simple suction. It can absolutely be used on children. It works to relieve itching and swelling from bees, mosquitoes, wasps, ants — and can even be used to remove splinters and thorns. From their website:

Bug Bite Thing is a suction tool that extracts insect saliva/venom from under the skin to help alleviate the itching, stinging and swelling that occurs with bug bites and stings. When you remove the irritant, your body stops producing the reaction that is causing the uncomfortable symptoms. Unlike topical creams and ointments, the problem is eliminated, not masked. 


When I used Bug Bite Thing the first time I had been out for a walk and had gotten several bites from a critter that evidently got trapped under my shirt low on my shoulder. For this application, I needed the assistance of a friend to operate the plunger on the device since I couldn’t reach that far down my back. Before use, I had been itching for the last 10 minutes of our walk, but as soon as the irritant was extracted from each of the bites they never itched again. I highly recommend you get yourself one to stash in every logical location depending on your lifestyle. I have one in the house and one in the camper. I could see adding one to your backpack, or at least the glove box of your car if you’re outdoorsy at all.

Bug Bite Thing is available in single-pack, three-pack, or six-pack options, starting at $9.95 for a single with price breaks for multi-pack options. Shop at Bug Bite Thing online. Free shipping. You might also find them in stock at your local CVS.

*Too Good Not to Share posts are just because I love to share things that have made a difference in my life, with the hope they may make a difference in someone else’s. I am not compensated in any way, nor do I guarantee that others will have the same positive experience with these products.