With the weather getting nice and hot, it brings out many more buggies and pests that we'd probably rather not deal with. Well, I have been hearing more about a type of bug that is making it's presence in Texas in a big way. It's called the Kissing Bug, which has been common in Mexico, Central and South America. I've been seeing stories lately about dogs being affected Big Time by 'Kissing Bugs'. They can carry a parasite that can get in the blood stream and cause many health problems, and the big one is damaging the heart. Stories have been popping up about dogs dropping dead from a heart attacks. Of course this freaks me out, especially since I have a 12 year old Shih Tzu, Huey, who has to put his nose into everything outdoors when he goes out.
I put a post up on theMIX Facebook page a few days ago, and there were some questions about it. So I called my friends at Chem Free Organic Pest and Lawn/512-837-9681to see about getting more information. I have found AWARENESS about the Kissing Bug is a big deal.. especially right now. So check out the chat I had w/ Walker Hale. He has 2 degrees from A&M in Zoology & Entomology. Chem Free Organic Pest and Lawn have extremely qualified Technicians who are extremely knowledgable. Besides helping to relieve you of any buggie & pest problem you may have in a Mama Earth Friendly way. They can also help you w/ valuable information that can help you and your family..which includes your pets!
I broke my chat w/ Walker down into 4 parts. Check it out!
PT 1: Breakdown of the Kissing Bug:
PT 2: How did the Kissing Bug get it's name and what to watch out for:
PT 3: Precautions & Preventions that can be taken against the Kissing Bug:
PT 4: Where the Kissing Bugs have popped up most recently in Central Texas?
For more info or questions you can email Walker firstname.lastname@example.org He can answer questions about other buggies, pests and animals. He mentioned one of his specialities is 'Fire Ants'. So if you are having those issues, he's for sure the man to contact. There are treatments that are Mama Earth and Family Friendly that can be done w/ Walker & Chem Free Organic Pest & Lawn!