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:

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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.