They say everything in Texas is bigger and it's certainly true in the case of bug bites in the summer. But with this one simple, cost-free trick, you can relieve bug bites quicker than most over-the-counter remedies.

Right now, my legs look like they were devoured by a small animal. And I'm not going to lie--they are driving me nuts! Look, even us Texans reach our breaking point with all these BUGS in our 100 + degree summers.

If you're like me, you have a medicine cabinet filled with sprays, ointments, creams lotions, potions and who-knows-what-else, all designed to help ease the irritation of bug bites.  But Lifehacker has a super-simple tip to instantly relieve the irritation of bug bites:

All you have to do is heat up a metal spoon under hot tap water for a minute or so, then press it directly against the bite. Hold it tight against your skin for a couple of minutes, and when you take it off, the itch should be gone for good.

A metal spoon! I didn't believe it at first, so I grabbed a spoon from the kitchen, heated it up for a second under hot tap water, and since I'm in not short supply of bug bites, tried this technique. And you'll never believe what happened--

It. Worked.

My salvation.

The sting of the bites are completely gone. I can't believe they don't include this important vital knowledge to you when you apply for a Texas drivers license. Actually, they should hand these instructions out to you when you cross the state line.

So what about you guys? Do you have any homemade bug bite remedies? Leave your best ideas in the comments below!