With nicer weather comes the creepy crawlies, and if you happen to see this particular bug kill it or run the other way.

The Kissing Bug may have a cute name but don't let that not scare you. According to A-Z Animals, the Kissing Bug is something you don't want to mess with.

Kissing bugs are creatures that feed on blood. They’re mostly active during the nighttime. Bites from kissing bugs typically do not hurt the individual while the bug is eating.

These bugs can be found nationwide, but love to make gardens, foliage, and homes their home. The name for the Kissing Bugs comes from their bite, which happens close to the lips of the host. The name may be cute, but it can leave a nasty bite on your face.

Be Prepared

Two words BUG SPRAY. After a bite from the kissing bug it excretes waste on the host which if that gets into your blood system through a scratch, rubbing your eyes, or open wound, you can potentially get the Chagas illness.  The illness can cause significant heart and intestinal issues if ignored.

So fair warning when out and about just make sure you have plenty of bug spray and maybe if you see this Kissing Bug kill it as before it can taste your blood.

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