A Parasitic Bug Has Been Spotted Throughout Kentucky And Its Bite Can Be Deadly
Bugs are a common occurence that we all come in contact with every single day. It’s probably best that we don’t actually realize how many of these nearly invisible insects make their way into our everyday lives, but there are some that are more alarming than others. There’s been quite a bit of talk about the “kissing bug,” properly known as the Triatomine Bug, because the parasite it may carry can be very dangerous. This potentially deadly parasitic bug has been spotted throughout Kentucky and here’s what you need to know about this creepy crawler.
If you come across a Triatomine Bug, follow the steps outlined on the CDC site, linked below. Have you seen one of these parasitic bugs? Share your experience with us in the comments!
For more information on the Triatomine Bug including identification and precautions, visit the CDC website here.
And if you’re not already creeped out by the bug, check out our creepy haunted road trip through Kentucky featured in a previous article here.
A Cincinnati native who has lived in Kentucky for over 10 years, Andrea's heart belongs both in the Queen City and the Bluegrass State. After earning an education degree and working in that field for a number of years, Andrea began to pursue her passion for writing over 6 years ago. Since then she has written for a number of print and online publications, as well as published a children's book.