Kissing Bug Discovered in Texoma

A critter known as the "Kissing Bug" has been discovered in Texoma.

The bug carries a parasite that can cause Chagas disease.  Chagas disease can cause cardiac arrest, paralysis, and intestinal problems.

Wilbarger County is dealing with a large influx of the bugs and seven bugs have been found in Wichita County.

Experts at the Shoop's Texas Termite and Pest said there is no reason for residents to panic.  They said they will have the bugs tested next week, to see if they carry the disease.

Newschannel 6 Dave Caulfield will have more details on Newschannel 6 First at Five and on Newschannel 6 at 6.