A Parasitic Bug Has Made Its Way Through Ohio And Its Bite Can Be Deadly
Have you ever heard of an insect called “the kissing bug?” If so, you probably know that it’s not nearly as pleasant as it might sound. Originally from South America, this disease-carrying bug has slowly made its way up north—as far north as the Buckeye State, in fact. Although this blood-sucking insect might not be a common sight to see in Ohio, it’s definitely something to be on the lookout for in the summer months.
Did you know about the kissing bug? Have you ever encountered one? Share your thoughts and experiences with us!
April is the Ohio staff writer for Only in Your State. She is an Ohio native with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. With more than 10 years of writing experience and a background in news reporting for Ohio newspapers, she's published pieces in multiple print and online publications. When she's not on deadline or chasing after her toddler, she's hunting for hidden gems in Ohio or getting lost in a good book.