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

We love animals here in Cincinnati, from our precious Fiona and baby giraffes that seem to pop up every couple of years to our University of Cincinnati Bearcat. As much as we love these creatures, we’re definitely not fond of the news that our area has reported potentially deadly parasite-carrying bugs known and Triatomine Bugs. Colloquially called “Kissing Bugs,” these tiny insects have spread throughout the country, and since its bite can be deadly, it is important to know what to look for and how to react if you find one.

The Triatomine Bug has spread through most of our country and may carry a potentially deadly parasite, but it’s important to remember there is no reason to panic, even though they have been spotted in our area. Just keep in mind what to do if you come across one and follow the guidelines outlined on the CDC website here.

Have you seen one of these creepy crawlers? Let us know in the comments!

And for a few animal encounters in Cincinnati that you would actually enjoy, check out our previous article here.