Frequently asked questions
There are several reasons why insects bite us: Mosquitoes bite because our blood supplies them with a protein that they need to lay their eggs. Wasps, bees and hornets, on the other hand, mostly sting because they feel threatened by us or because we are too close to something that attracts them, such as sweet drinks or food.
An insect bite activates the immune system and triggers a defence reaction in the body that releases histamine. This can lead to symptoms of inflammation such as itching, hives, and redness on the skin.
Clothing and cosmetics
- Use insect repellent and long clothing to protect your skin.
- Use fragrance-free shampoos or cosmetics.
House and garden
- Attach insect screens to doors and windows.
- Cool the air with an air conditioner or a fan. This calms aggressive insects.
- Have a wasp or hornet’s nest on the house or in the garden professionally removed as soon as possible.
- Cover your foods when eating outdoors.
- Drink with a straw to avoid accidentally swallowing a wasp or bee.
Avoid being close to …
- Trash cans and garbage cans.
Flowering plants, trees and bushes with fruits, because bees and wasps like to stay there.
Insect bites are annoying and uncomfortable, but they usually heal on their own and symptoms such as itching go away after a few days. To quickly relieve the acute itching, you can apply Bite&Sting™.