The hot temperatures combined with the recent storms is the perfect climate for mosquitoes. AKA Minnesota’s ‘other’ State Bird. If you are prone to mosquito bites that swell and itch for days this $5 remedy might be perfect for you! Vick’s Vapo Rub (yes, the stuff you rub on your chest when you have a cold!). Three of the main ingredients in the rub – menthol, camphor, and thymol – instantly cool the itch and nutmeg oil soothes the inflammation and redness. Smelling like a cough drop might be worth it if it will make the itching stop! We’re definitely trying it!