Over the past 50 years, the mosquito population in some parts of the United States has increased by ten-fold. (And one California company just added another 20 million to the mix.)
Topical treatments for the pest have seen their own bump over the same span, but if you neglected to coat yourself before a deep woods trek, you might want to check out our guide on mosquito bite treatments.
The cylindrical device aims to alleviate the annoyance of mosquito bites by using concentrated heat and vibration to increase blood flow to the area, and in turn, cut off the irritation at the source. A Bite Helper user takes the device and holds it over the bite for about 45 seconds, and boom, the itch is (allegedly) gone.
The Bite Helper’s website claims that the device has been “designed, tested, and quality assured” in the USA, but does not yet have certification/approval from a major health organization.
For those willing to test it out, the cost runs $25. Or you can go to the bank and get 25,000 different treatments for the same cost.
It all depends on how much mosquitoes tend to bug you, and yes, there is a scientific reason why some people get bitten more than others.