Most everyone likes a good smooch every once in a while but not when it comes via a kissing bug especially since these friendly pests are known carriers of Chagas disease.
About Kissing Bugs
NJ pest control specialists know how to handle these pests that pose health problems via a non-painful bite to feed on your blood.
The bug, triatomines, originated in Latin America and made its way to the U.S. where it is becoming more prevalent with growing populations. So far, 28 states have been documented as having kissing bugs in residence.
Signs and Symptoms
An estimated 70 percent of people do not notice any symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they may show as rashes, aches, fever, tiredness, and swollen glands. There may be a noticeable bump near the bite mark.
When caught early via a blood test, treatment is handled with medications. If left untreated, it can have life-threatening consequences, which include the development of chronic heart disease, arrhythmias, strokes, and cardiac arrest.
A 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention notes the disease has infected an estimated 8 million people.
When these bugs invade your home, NJ pest control professionals will stop their blood-sucking shenanigans.
Put a stop to overly-friendly smoochers with help from the pest removal experts at the Stern Environmental Group. Give us a call today and we’ll take care of these overly-friendly pests fast!