There are a very few people that like the idea of having bugs in their rooms, especially those bugs that can cause them harm. There is one bug that is known as the kissing bug, and it may have a cute name, but it is actually a bug that has quite evil intentions.
The bug is also known as the triatomine bug, and its bite can be lethal to humans. The bug is infesting the United States, so, it is very important for your safety and health to know something more about this creepy critter.
It is a bug that feeds of the blood of mammals, which includes humans, dogs, livestock, or just about anything that is with skin and blood.
These bugs can be also attracted to carbon dioxide, which is actually what humans exhale, which means that they would like to find themselves on your face and nose.
You will be at high risk to contract Chagas disease, when the bug has a parasite in it and it bites you, or defecates into the wound. This kind of disease can be fatal for you if it is not treated on time.
But, not every bug contains a parasite in it, so you don’t have to worry about that, but it is also very important to be aware of the danger.
The CDC had also made a map detailing where the bug is being found, so you will know if you are at risk.
Also, if you get bitten by this bug, look out for symptoms like: fever, fatigue, rash, diarrhea, and vomiting.
The bug usually hides in cracks in many homes, and it comes out during the night like bad bugs, so sometimes you would not know if you were bitten or not.
Here are some ways in order to protect yourself from the bad bugs:
– Seal all the cracks and holes in your home;
– Check your pet’s bedding for them;
– Remove the wood or brush piles that are near your home;
– Turn off the outdoor lights during the night.
These kind of bugs are also hard to kill. They cannot be phased by bug spray and they will also get you if they can.
You should share this article with family and friends, in order to keep them safe.
Also, watch the below given video, in order to see the kissing bug and how it feeds of a human.