We’re here to warn you of a warning for the Center for Disease, Control, and Prevention:
the kissing bug!
In particular, the kissing bug transmits Trupanosoma cruzi, which causes Chagas. Within 2 months of entering the body, people can expect a wide range of flu-like signs – headaches, difficulty breathing, fever, muscle aches, lymph glands swollen. Eyelid swelling and skin lesions may also accompany.
If this host rubs its bite, the risk of an illness is bigger and spreads more since the bug has feces in the bite and that feces is deadly.
In the North, the only USA area of risk is New England and New York state.
Be aware of these places at home:
– Bottom of homepage
– Stony areas
– Dog cages
– Chicken coop
– Rocks near the house
To prevent this from being a problem, we recommend:
– Remove wood piles and stone piles
– Avoid puddles
– Call Department of Health if you notice kissing bugs
– Keep the house in pristine state
– Seal every crack of windows, walls, doors
– No yard lights close to the home