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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Bug Bite Thing work?

The suction pump removes insect venom & saliva (mosquitoes) that is left beneath the skin's surface to immediately stop the pain and itch from insect bites. By removing the irritant, the body stops producing the reaction that causes itching and swelling.

Does Bug Bite Thing use or need batteries?

No. It is a manual suction pump that you can use over and over again. You have complete control over the amount of suction you apply.

Does it contain any chemicals or needles?

No Chemicals. No Needles. Just Suction.

What types of bites & stings does it work on?

Mosquitoes, Bees, Wasps, Black Flies, Fire Ants, Bed Bugs & other biting insects. If you think you were bitten by a Brown Recluse, Black Widow, or may be having a severe reaction, seek medical attention immediately.

How many times should I pull the lever up?

We recommend 2 to 3 times for the best relief. Remember to apply pressure to the top of the pump and pull the handles up slowly. Once you start to feel relief from the suction, stop pulling the handles up and hold for 10-30 seconds. You may repeat as needed.

Why can't I get a good suction?

If you are using over an area with body hair, wet down the area first before you apply the pump. If you are using over a smaller bite or location, reverse the cap to use the smaller side suction cap.

How do I release the suction?

Press down on the handles to release the suction. This will also prevent the cap from popping off.

How quickly do I have to use Bug Bite Thing after a bite or sting?

Best results are obtained when the Bug Bite Thing is used within the first two minutes of a bite or sting. However, it may still have an effect even if you use hours or days after. The longer the poison is inside the body, the more of a reaction you may have and the harder it will be to remove. Carry one with you at all times so you are always prepared.

How do I know if it worked?

You can feel it working. The pain and discomfort will start to disappear while you are using it. 

Why can't I see the removed poison?

Certain insects leave behind such a small amount of poison that may difficult to see. This is often the case with Mosquitoes.

Can I use it on my children?

Yes. The Bug Bite Thing is an all-natural product and can be used by anyone. It contains small removable parts so it should only be used with adult supervision. 

What if I have sensitive skin?

The Bug Bite Thing is a suction device. If you have sensitive skin or you use in a sensitive area, marks may occur (although temporary). We always recommend testing out the product in a non sensitive area first to gauge the level of suction and duration you may need.

Can I use it on my face?

We do not recommend use of the tool on your face or neck as marks can occur in these sensitive areas.

Can I use it if I am pregnant?

Yes. Bug Bite Thing is an all-natural product and does not contain or require any chemicals.

How should I clean the Bug Bite Thing?

You can remove the reversible suction cap where the poison is drawn in, and rinse it with soap and water. It may also be sanitized with alcohol wipes. Avoid getting water in the pump portion or it may lose its suction ability.

What if I am still itchy? What if it didn't work?

Bug Bite Thing is a first aid tool to help alleviate or eliminate the symptoms from bug bites & stings. Our first recommendation is to carry the tool on you and use it as close to the noticed bite as possible. If you repeat the process 2-3 times and you still do not have ANY relief, discontinue use on that bite. There can be several factors why the tool was ineffective on a specific bite, including the type of species that bit you or the amount of time that has passed since you were bitten. We always recommend trying it on several different bites throughout a few weeks to make sure you are testing the tool properly. If you are still unable to get relief, please contact support@bugbitething.com for assistance