A Parasitic Bug Has Been Spotted Throughout Arkansas And Its Bite Can Be Deadly

The mild winter and consistent rains have brought bugs out in droves from butterflies to ticks. Unfortunately, another pest has popped up, the kissing bug. Let’s learn more about this creepy crawly and how to keep them as far away as possible.

If you just realized that you’d rather not learn more about this nightmare-inducing parasite, please feel free to head over to this lovely waterfall hike instead.

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For more details on the pest, you can visit the CDC, the AR Dept. of Health, and the Mayo Clinic.

Did you know about the kissing bug? Have you spotted one before? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

One place in Arkansas that’s 100 percent kissing bug-free is at this geothermal steam cave.