kissing bug

Asked November 20, 2015, 3:51 PM EST

I found what I think is a kissing bug at our home in Frisco. At one point I read we were supposed to report it to an extension office. I took a picture of it. Feel free to call if you need to.

Collin County Texas

1 Response

Thanks for the picture. it looks like a Kissing Bug, but I'm not sure. I will forward the picture to our Extension Entomologist for a definite ID. There was a news story on Channel 5 (NBC) news last week that was brought to our attention about the Kissing Bug carrying a parasite that could be spread to humans or dogs through a bite that would cause an illness. We already know we have the Kissing Bug in our community, but I think researchers want to know how prevalent they are. Again thank you for the picture.