Mosquitoes, fleas and ticks are among the bugs that bite us to get blood for their nourishment. Biting bugs can carry diseases. Lyme disease is one nasty condition from bites by contaminated ticks. There are other serious bug-borne infections as well.
A tick bite may show as a small red bump, or there may be a reaction, with a red area of 1 or 2 inches diameter around the bite. If the redness grows into a rash from there, that is an indication of some type of infection. It may take several days for a rash to develop. Other symptoms can be aches and pain, fever and chills, and tiredness. Joint pain is common with Lyme disease.
Good natural bug repellents include clove oil, cedarwood oil and citronella oil. Clove, peppermint and oregano oils have antiseptic qualities.
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