Kissing Bugs In Texas
A bug carrying a parasite that can cause potentially fatal heart and digestive problems as arrived here in Texas. The bug contains a deadly parasite known as T-cruzi that causes Chagas disease.
The insect is commonly known as the kissing bug. It’s about the size of a penny and is indigenous to Central and South America.
The Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences department at Texas A&M University has published an informational brochure about this bug and what to do if you find one. Click image to download the brochure.