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Bug Bite Device Offers Quick Relief
The Bug Bite Thing is a simple suction device that works like a snake bite venom extractor, alleviating itching, stinging and swelling from bug bites and stings.†
  My first test was after I found a wood tick attached to me. Though ticks arenít†listed on the package, I decided to use the Bug Bite Thing right after removing the tick.
  The directions say to pull back the plunger until feeling suction. I pulled back a little more than that, held it for 20 seconds, and repeated the process a couple of times. It left a red circle for a few days, but it seemed to do the trick, and the bite itched very little†and healed more quickly than usual.†
  The idea is that the Bug Bite Thing pulls out venom and saliva, and it seems to work if you use it immediately after getting bit. I used it on a couple of mosquito bites Iíd gotten earlier, but they still itched. Directions suggest using it within a couple of minutes of being bit. They also warn not to use it on the face or neck because it leaves a red mark, and those areas are more sensitive. You should also reduce the suction time and pressure on young children.†
  I didnít test it on bee or wasp stings, but it seems that it would be helpful to remove stingers because thereís also a stinger scraper on the side.
  In 2019, the device was featured on the television program Shark Tank. At about $10, itís an inexpensive but useful item to have on hand, especially for people who spend a lot of time outdoors.†
  FARM SHOW Followup,† Bug Bite Thing, 611 NW Mercantile Pl., Port Saint Lucie, Fla. 34986 (ph 561-748-5587; support@bugbitething.com; www.bugbitething.com).

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