KISSING BUGS / ASSASSIN BUGS
Kissing Bug Control Services in Philadelphia & Tri-State Area
Kissing bugs got their unique name in the early twentieth century, because they prefer to bite and draw blood from the faces of their victims. They prefer to feed on the blood of mammals including opossums and racoons. If these nuisance wildlife pests are present around your home or business, kissing bugs are probably close by. They invade homes by entering through windows or cracks in your foundation or by hitching a ride on your pet. Kissing bugs can pose a threat once inside your home not only because of their bites, but these pests are known to carry Chagas disease through their feces. Book a Kissing Bug Control & Extermination Appointment Online.
Expert Kissing Bug Control & Extermination
Kissing bugs are an elusive pest that tends to keep to themselves and only comes out at night. Their presence would be identified if you or your family are continuously experiencing bites resulting in skin inflammation. Since several other pest species are known to cause bites, it is best to consult with a professional pest control company for a full inspection. Our technicians are experts at knowing where to look and understanding the signs of a kissing bug vs. similar pests like stink bugs, bed bugs or wheel bugs. Once we can properly identify the type of pest invading your home or business, we will provide the right solutions for extermination and kissing bug control.
Assassin Bug & Chagas Disease
While it is rare for a person to become infected with Chagas disease, it is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms. Kissing bug disease has two phases: the acute phase can last for several weeks or months, while the chronic phase occurs 10+ years after a person is infected. While some symptoms never show up at all, they will include:
- Swelling at the bite site
- Enlargement of liver or spleen
- Swollen glands, and more.
Again, this is a rare occurrence, but can easily be prevented with an annual property inspection by a pest management professional. 877-BUG-FREE offers pest control inspections as part of your property maintenance, as well as Exclusive Monthly Home Plans for preventative control.
Book an appointment online today using our Schedule Service Application. We have convenient openings available that work around your busy schedule!