Symptoms of this disease usually occur after a bite from an “Assassin Bug,” and include massive swelling of the eyelids, and even anaphylactic shock, which can cause asphyxiation and eventually death. At first, the disease symptoms might be as mild as the first symptoms of the flu.
But eventually, they will become more severe and more painful. If you think that your child or dog may have contracted Chagas disease due to a bite from an Assassin bug, take them to the hospital immediately.
These kissing bugs live under porches, in cracks between walls, under rocks, under cement, in forested areas, or in outdoor dog houses or chicken coups.
Their presence has been reported in every southern state in America, and most Midwestern states. They are highly dangerous, andoften bite unsuspecting children who play by wooded areas.