Yesterday I was out squirting water on the bees that were sucking my hummingbird feeder of its sweet contents and I looked down on my arm and there was a kissing beetle. I flicked it off and it landed on the side of the house. I got to it before it took off and now it is just a red splat!! I didn't take a picture because I am sure you get the picture. Well maybe some of you don't know what a kissing beetle is so I will post some pictures I found on the internet:
This was under the kissing bug pictures, but I am not so sure it is correct. But of course I ain't going to kiss the thing to find out.
This next picture is the life cycle of the kissing bug.
The reason they are called kissing beetles or kissing bugs is that if they get in the house they will try to find a meal of blood. When you are asleep, that is when they feed on you. You never know it until you wake up with red, itchy welts like these:
We had a neighbor that got bit a few times on her leg and it swelled up so bad she couldn't walk on it. I guess this just goes to show you that you can catch a lot of different things from kissing the wrong subject. Now, be careful of who or what is kissing you and have a great day, you hear?