Unidentified bug

Asked March 12, 2019, 3:54 AM EDT

Last night, this bug crawled out from between the sheets and bit my daughter's foot. I am concerned that it is a kissing bug and have been up all night researching that and Chagas disease. Please help me!

Faribault County Minnesota

1 Response

It is difficult to ID since I have no size reference, however, Kissing bugs can carry a parasite that causes Chagas disease, but this is not common in the United States. Itching from the bites can be so bad that some people will scratch enough to cause breaks in the skin that get infected easily. The bites can also cause a serious allergic reaction in some people.
More information at https://www.google.com/search?q=Chagas+disease&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b-1