Get immediate relief from bug bites with this $10 gadget from Shark Tank — 'it's like magic'

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Bug Bite Thing in white
Summer's (almost) here and the time is right for fighting the pain and irritation of insect predation. (Photo: Yahoo)

Memorial Day is just around the corner. As you ponder the unofficial beginning of summer, your thoughts are probably turning to long sun-dappled hikes, ebullient surfside frolicking and delectable backyard barbecues. What you probably aren't yet prepared for, though, is the array of flying and crawling creatures that are planning to feast on you all summer long. That's right; it's bug-bite season, so before you get too carried away with your fantasies of hazy, crazy, lazy fun in the sun, how 'bout stocking up on some protection?

With that, we'd like to introduce you to the Bug Bite Thing (yes, that's actually its name), an ingenious little invention that will save you from three-plus months of itching, burning, swollen skin, and worse. If you happened to catch the Shark Tank segment that introduced this product to the world, you'll remember that the judges were practically fighting over the chance to invest. And, well, now you can invest in one, for just $10 on Amazon.

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$10 at Amazon

How does it work? By literally sucking the toxins and venoms from a bite right out of you. It's simplicity itself: Just place the Bug Bite Thing over the area of the bite; slowly pull up handle until you feel suction; hold for 10-20 seconds; then push its handles back down to release suction. That's it! Once those chemical irritants are gone, your body stops reacting to the itching and swelling that can turn an afternoon of summertime fun into a cranky-pants ordeal.

Pink Bug Bite Thing attached to bag
Pretty in pink, the newest BBT color. Take one with you everywhere. (Photo: Bug Bite Thing)

The Bug Bite Thing is available in white, black and its newest color, pink. With relief this quick and effective at such a ridonculously low price, no wonder the five-star reviews have been swarming Amazon's product page — over 25,500 at press time.

"This little guy is a life saver," reported one dutiful daughter. "My mom got stung by a yellow jacket the very first day of her spring break and I had received this the day before. I used it and she couldn't believe how it pulled the poison out along with the burn and the heat that was radiating out from her sting. She said it was like magic."

Woman using Bug Bite Thing
Happiness is a warm Bug Bite Thing: If you're jonesing for relief from an insect sting, euphoria is on the way. (Photo: Amazon)

"If I had not seen this on Shark Tank, I probably would not have purchased it," said this discerning consumer. "Even with their endorsement, I was still very skeptical. BUT...it really works!! I purchased it and of course, was bit before it arrived. I marked the little 'x' in my bites and put OTC meds on them.... One suction from Bug Bite Thing and IMMEDIATE relief!!"

"It literally sucks!" gushed an irony-friendly reviewer. "This little doohickey is AMAZING. I used it for the first time today after I was stung by a red wasp. My husband suctioned the sting 3 times for 10 seconds each as recommended and it’s like the sting never happened. No swelling, no itching and best of all no pain."

$10 at Amazon

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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