Mosquitoes are one of the most annoying pests out there. Not because they seem unable to get enough of our blood, but because they have this odd pleasure of inflicting pain and causing itchiness every time they bite us.
The good news is that, as surprising as it may sound, there is one very simple way to treat mosquito bites and make sure that they never again hurt or itch.
All one has to do is grab a spoon, heat it under hot water, and then press it against the bite.
Life Hacker explains that, whenever one such insect feeds on a living creature, it injects proteins that keep the blood from clotting. These proteins are the ones that trigger itchiness.
Because of their chemical make-up, the proteins that a mosquito injects into its unsuspecting victim get destroyed whenever they are exposed to heat.
The result is that, though the skin may remain swollen for a while, the discomfort is pretty much gone.
I have to admit that I haven't yet tested this wacky way of treating mosquito bites, but here's to hoping I'll soon get the chance.