Wednesday, April 19, 2017

WARNING TO ALL: If You See This Bug In Your House, Kill It Before It Kills You!

Triatomines or commonly known as ‘Kissing Bugs’ are not friendly or cute insects despite their names. These insects are named for their habit of biting the face and the area around the mouth.

Kissing bugs are drawn to carbon dioxide exhaled by humans hence their fascination of biting the face and mouth and they also feed on blood. They are mostly found in the Southern United States, Central America, South America and Mexico.

These little but terrible bugs carry a disease known as Chagas disease that can cause congestive heart failure that targets humans and animals.


Symptoms of Being Infected by Kissing Bugs

• Weakness
• Poor condition and confusion
• Seizures and jerky movements
• Diarrhea
• Swollen abdomen
• Loss of appetite
• Increased heart rate
• Depression and lethargy

An early detection is a must because Chagas disease is known as a silent killer. If left untreated, victims might develop chronic conditions such as heart and intestinal complications, difficulty in breathing and even death.