Bug Bite Thing Europe
DTU Science Park
Agern Allé 5A, DK-2970 Horsholm
+45 4918 1670
Frequently asked questions
Bug Bite Thing is a suction tool that removes insect saliva/venom from bug bites and stings. By removing the irritant, the body stops producing the reaction that causes the uncomfortable symptoms such as itching, swelling and pain.
Mosquitoes, Bees, Wasps, Ants, & other biting insects that leave an irritant just below the surface of the skin. It also works great at removing splinters, thorns and bee stingers. If you are having a severe reaction, seek medical attention immediately.
Best results are achieved when used as close to the “noticed” bite as possible. The longer the irritant stays in the body, the more time your body has a chance to react to it. That is why we always recommend keeping one handy – in your purse, glovebox, nightstand etc.
You have complete control over the amount of suction used (how high you pull the handles up) and the duration (how long you hold in place after handles are up). The tool should NEVER be painful.
Test the tool on your inner palm to ensure the suction is functioning properly. If using over body hair, wet the area before you apply the tool. If the bite is in an awkward place, or if it is a smaller bite, reverse the end cap to use the smaller side of the suction.
Press down on the handles to release the suction. The tool is designed to not allow anything to be pushed back into the skin. This will also prevent the cap from popping off and combat any marks that may be left if pulled straight off.
The venom/saliva is drawn into the removable end cap portion of the tool, which can be taken off and washed/sanitized between uses. Mosquitoes leave behind such a small amount of saliva, at times you will not see any expelled saliva to the naked eye. However, you will still feel the tool working. With other insects like ants, bees, wasps etc. you will see more expelled venom.
Yes. Bug Bite Thing contains NO ingredients, so it is safe for everyone to use. Please note: You have complete control over the amount of suction/duration you use. Children or people with more sensitive skin require less suction to remove the irritant due to their thinner skin. *The tool contains small removable parts so it should only be used with adult supervision.
We do not recommend use of the tool on your face or neck as the risk from marks being left in these sensitive areas is greater.
You have complete control over the amount of suction. If marks are being left, too much suction/duration was used on that particular bite. Some areas have thinner skin, so they require less suction (how high you pull up on the handles) and duration (how long you hold in place). On more sensitive areas or if using on children, try using the tool at half strength or less for 5-10 seconds to start. You can always increase the strength/duration or repeat the process to achieve desired results. Less is more until you are familiar with the tool.