A Parasitic Bug Has Been Spotted Throughout North Carolina And Its Bite Can Be Deadly
In North Carolina, we’re accustomed to all sorts of creatures that can bring harm to our daily lives. Yet, from alligators to sharks and bears, we manage to forge ahead – mostly without incident. Recently, we told you about an insurgence of ticks we’re expecting this summer due to mild temps over the winter. (You can read all about that here.) However, there’s a new insect assailant on the move and its name – the kissing bug – may sound innocent, but one bite from this little creature can be deadly. Here’s what you need to know about the dangerous kissing bug:
As harmless as its name may sound, the kissing bug in North Carolina is no joke. You’ll want to keep a sharp eye out for this sinister creature. You can learn more about Chagas disease and the kissing bug migration at this CDC link.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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