Insects

What NJ Residents Need to Know About Kissing Bugs


Could kissing bugs be a concern for NJ homeowners? These bugs are normally found in Latin America, but they’ve been showing up in the U.S. Your biggest concern is that infected bugs can spread Chagas disease.

Kissing Bugs

These pests aren’t in NJ, yet, but they have been found in neighboring states. Kissing bugs bite humans on the face and suck their blood. They spread Chagas disease when their feces enters your body via mucous membranes or breaks in the skin.

Not all of these bugs are infected with Chagas disease, and people don’t always get it even when they have infected bugs around. However, it’s important to be aware of these bugs as they can get into homes and hang out in bedrooms or other areas. They mainly come out at night to feed.

Chagas Disease

Chagas disease can lead to serious complications if it’s not treated. This illness can cause immediate symptoms that last for weeks or even months, such as a fever and swelling in the affected area. In untreated cases, people can develop heart problems and other severe conditions. Keep in mind that pest control in Monmouth County can help homeowners reduce their risk of getting sick from kissing bugs and other pests.

If you have problems with any pests at your NJ home, contact Allison Pest Control. Our team provides professional pest control in Monmouth County.

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