5 Natural Ways to Repel Bugs and Soothe Bites During the Summer

Although summer doesn’t officially start until June 21st, it’s already sizzling in a lot of parts of the country. This special time of year brings out many things, like tiny denim shorts, ice cream, moisturized afros, and oh yeah, annoying little bugs. Mosquitoes and ants specifically are living with the belief that it is their time to shine. I live in northern Louisiana, the temperature has reached 90 degrees, and I’ve already been bitten multiple times. I’m over it.

With this though, the next few months don’t have to be ones of misery and scratching. In recent times, I’ve discovered that there are not only natural remedies for dealing with bug bites but even natural repellents that can prevent the issue from even coming up. We at BlackDoctor want people to grab peace as often as they can, so without further adieu, here are some of our natural ways to deal with mosquitoes and ants.

1. According to the Global Healing Center, the succulent Aloe vera is perfect for healing mosquito bites. In addition to healing, it soothes the itching sensation that bites provide. I suggest using the actual plant’s gel because I believe healing that’s straight from the source is best.

2. Tea Tree Oil is not only capable of keeping mosquitoes away (use it to wipe down cabinets and watch how instant results are), but when it’s added to either oil or water, it can also treat