Kissing Bugs spotted in U.S.; what Texans need to know


If you thought bed bugs bites were bad, get familiar with the “Kissing Bug.”

These little insects typically bite people while they’re sleeping and can carry a deadly illness, according to the Center for Disease Control.

They are typically seen in Latin and South America, but now they have been spotted across the United States.

Dr. Raul Ratard, a state official in Louisiana, they’ve noticed the bugs in several parishes in Louisiana, including Jefferson Parish, St. Charles, and Terrebonne Parish. The insects can carry what’s known as Chagas Disease.

The real danger comes, not by the critters bite, but its poop. While the bug is sucking blood it leaves a little something behind, spreading a parasite through its droppings.


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