Aussie summers are filled with the sounds of kids squealing in delight, the splash of the pool, the thump of a cricket ball, the sizzle of the barbecue … and the annoying, high-pitched drone, and bite, of mosquitos. But this game-changing tool, which has just arrived in Australia, is about to change your summers forever!

Bug Bite Thing is a painless suction tool that helps relieve the nagging itch and swelling of mosquito bites in adults and kids aged over three. This compact tool is chemical-free, reusable and super easy to use and provides immediate relief – it’s a must-have for every outdoor adventure. You’ll literally never want to leave home without it!

Bug Bite Thing

Bug Bite Thing attracted worldwide attention when it appeared on Shark Tank in the US, and it’s become a viral sensation selling more than five million units in the US. And now, it’s arrived in Australia, just in time for those hot, sticky nights filled with mozzies!

Here’s a rundown of just how simple it is to use Big Bite Thing:

  1. If you or your child are bitten, just place the tool over the mosquito bite.
  2. Slowly pull up on the handles until you feel it suction, then hold it in place for around 10 to 20 seconds.
  3. Push the handles down to release the suction and you’re good to go!

Whether your family loves fishing, hiking, hitting the beach, camping or a hit of cricket in the backyard, Bug Bite Thing is a ground-breaking solution to one of summer’s most pesky problems – mozzie bites!

Why do I seem to attract mosquitos?

Do you feel as though you’re always being attacked by mozzies? You’re not alone! According to a recent Bug Bite Thing survey, 73% of Australians think that they’re ‘Maussies’ or Mosquito-Attracting Aussies. More than half of those involved in the study believe that body heat, sweat and body odour make someone irresistible to mozzies, while only 30% believe it’s blood type and just 10% think it has something to do with carbon dioxide.

So what is it that attracts these little blood suckers?

Wildlife Scientist and Bug Bite Thing Ambassador Ellie Sursara says mosquitoes are highly selective in their choice of humans – so perhaps you should actually feel quite privileged when they choose you!

“It’s a common misconception that blood type, body odour or even the foods you eat are what make you most attractive to mosquitos, however, the correct answer is the levels of carbon dioxide that you emit that puts you most at risk of receiving a bite,” Ellie explained.

“Understanding mosquito behaviour in greater detail can help you to take proactive steps to reduce your attractiveness to mosquitos and enjoy the warmer months even more.”

So Ellie has offered some great tips to try and minimise mozzie encounters:

  1. Wear Light-Coloured Clothing: Mosquitoes are attracted to dark colours. Opt for light-coloured clothing to reduce your visibility to these pests.
  2. Eliminate Standing Water: Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water. Regularly empty containers, such as flowerpots and gutters, to eliminate breeding sites.
  3. Install Screens: Use screens on doors and windows to keep mosquitoes out of your living spaces.
  4. Bug Bite Thing: Keep Bug Bite Thing within handy reach for quick and effective relief from mosquito bites. Its painless suction action reduces itching and swelling in fresh mosquito bites.
  5. Repeat: Repeat the entire process 2-3 times.

Bug Bite Thing

Bug Bite Thing ($13.99) is available online.

Mouths of Mums is proudly working with Bug Bite Thing to bring you this article. Bug Bite Thing is Amazon’s #1 selling product for mosquito bite relief with over 75,000 reviews.

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  • Sounds ideal ! I wonder if anyone has tried it yet ?


  • I am always getting bitten so this looks like a lifesaver!


  • Mossies are evil! So great to have options like this product


  • Mossies absolutely love me ???? My kids and grandkids seem to have inherited this, sadly


  • Wow! Looks like such a good idea definitely have to try


  • I also wonder whether this is too good to be true. But I’ll have a go and see – especially with a husband and son who get massive welts when they are bitten


  • My 5yo daughter loved the Penny Scallan large backpack, but it was definitely a bit heavy for her, especially once loaded with lunch, books, and a water bottle. It held up well, but I’m on the hunt for a lighter option for the next school year.


  • What a good idea! Will have to invest in one we are forever getting bitten!


  • With six kids and having family over often i think im going to get one of these to try, lots of sensitive skin so thos looks like it would help.


  • What a brilliant idea. I need one of these for my son.


  • Sounds too good to be true – has anyone tried this one?

    I am a magnet for mosquitos and with all the diseases they are now introducing to us humans, something that really works would be invaluable for me.

    I look forward to hearing what pei=ople say about this.


  • This would be wonderful to have on hand.


  • I must be hot stuff to mozzies as they love me waaaaaay to much and I always get bitten horribly and swell up like mad….def putting this device on my shopping list!


  • I had a similar one for my older 3 when they where small. Worked a treat but it gives a miniscule electric shock which is what removes the itch


  • I don’t no about this brand one but I’ve tried a different brand one and it left bruising an a little lump on my son’s skin so please be careful.
    I do hope that this brands one is built better.


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