Putting ice wrapped with a paper towel on the bite will reduce itchiness and stop any swelling. Applying essential oils such as lavender oil or tea tree oil can also prevent the bite from itching and swelling. A few drops of apple cider vinegar or honey can also stop the itch. Placing tea bags on your bites will reduce swelling. Soaking your bites in baking soda dissolved in warm water for 30 minutes will also relieve the itchiness.