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kissing bug bites

My daughter has some bites that look to be kissing bug bites. What can I do about them? and How can get rid of kissing bugs?


Asked by Robin879 at 1:43 PM on Aug. 28, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • OH baby that is gonna be hard! First you have to check your mattress and all in the house. Steam cleaning the couches and carpet is a must to kill them and the eggs. You will have to get bed bug mattress covers they will say so on the box. Also they can hid in the pillow cases ewww check the cases. Tell tail signs that they are there would be darkening in the mattress like black specks that will look like someone dotted the mattress with an ink pen. Or you will see them all huddled in the corners. Depending on what size they are ATM. now trick here for you 90% or more strength rubbing Alcohol kills them on contact if you see them walking around or on the mattress when you are checking. Shower every night and after you put on your pj's you spritz your exposed body parts with the alcohol.. there are website that can give you more information alright.

    Answer by agriffinmom4 at 1:51 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • i have never heard of a kissing bug...i was gonna say awww my daughter likes me to kiss her big bites too..LOL.. :(

    Answer by alexis_06 at 4:09 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • Inspect your home for gaps or openings where the kissing bug could gain entry. Check around windows and doors. See if there are any holes in the outside walls of your home. Also check for broken screens.

    Place caulking material in any gaps or holes you find. Caulk will seal the holes and make it virtually impossible for the kissing bug to enter your home.

    Call a professional exterminator to spray your home with pesticide. This will kill any bugs that currently reside in your home.

    Answer by acollins09 at 1:53 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • THanks for the advise! :)

    Comment by Robin879 (original poster) at 6:49 PM on Aug. 28, 2010

  • I didn't know kissing bug actually bit. Good luck!

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 1:07 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

  • What are kissing bugs?

    Answer by blessedwithree at 4:10 AM on Aug. 29, 2010

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