Summer in Ocean County is great for spending time outdoors. But one thing that comes with the sun and fun is mosquitoes and other biting bugs.

I spent a good bit of time this past weekend working on my patio and enjoyed sitting out there to admire my work on Saturday night. But, by Sunday I was paying the price with a number of bug bites.

Of course, the conventional wisdom is to leave them alone and they'll go away soon enough, but it's already Tuesday and I still have a couple of bug bites on my ankles that are absolutely driving me nuts.

I've tried the official remedies - creams and anti-histamines, but I've only gotten limited relief.

You're only supposed to use the creams every couple of hours, and of course most anti-histamines make you drowsy.

So in the meantime I need your help! What are your home remedies for dealing with itchy bug bites? Tell us in the comments section!