Deadly ‘Kissing Bug’ Reported In North Carolina

A deadly insect known as the “kissing bug” has been reported in North Carolina, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Triatomine bugs can carry a parasite that causes Chagas disease. These bugs are typically found in the southern United States, Mexico, Central America and South America. Its not clear which part of North Carolina the insect was found.
The CDC says these bugs can live in cracks and holes indoors and in outdoor spaces including:
Beneath porches
Between rocky structures
Under cement
In rock, wood, brush piles, or beneath bark
In rodent nests or animal burrows
In outdoor dog houses or kennels
In chicken coops or houses

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