Tips to prevent and treat bug bites

Mosquito-Piskun or Culex pipiens (Latin Culex pipiens). The female mosquito feeds on the blood of the human body

Although most bug bites are harmless, some can spread dangerous diseases like Zika virus, dengue, Lyme disease, and malaria. Particularly if you’re visiting areas with known insect-borne diseases, it’s important to take steps to reduce your risk.

To help prevent bug bites, dermatologists recommend the following tips from the American Academy of Dermatology: