I hate mosquitoes! But then, again, who doesn’t? Nothing worse than enduring a long, cold winter with snowstorms aplenty only to have to deal with black flies and mosquitoes on the back deck on a Spring night. The citronella candles don’t seem to do much good and though lighting a fire is a good idea, the smoke is messy and leaves you running for a shower soon afterwards.
Some people are more susceptible to mosquito bites than others. Personally, I find them a minor aggravation but my wife suffers much more from their nasty bites than I do. She gets big, red and itchy welts whenever they bite. I’ve always been a bit skeptical about some of the home grown and over the counter bug bite sprays and concoctions.
Recently, I heard about something called AfterBite, which is made nearby in New Hampshire. I picked some up at Dick’s Sporting Goods and was really surprised at how well it worked. The one I selected, came as a pen like application, though I believe they also sell a spray and lotion version, as well. My wife tried it and swears by the product, as it seems to be the only thing that works and brings fast relief from mosquito bites. Researching a bit more, I found that it’s useful for other bug bites too. Now, if they could just come up with something to relieve us beleaguered Vermonters from the sting and irritation of all the taxes they are heaping on us!
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