Although bedbugs aren't known to spread disease, they can cause other public health and economic issues. About the size of an apple seed, bedbugs hide in the cracks and crevices of beds, box springs, headboards, bed frames and any other objects around a bed.
Bedbugs may spread lethal disease: study Bedbugs are a cousin of kissing bugs, so scientists wanted to see if the same results would happen if a bed bug acquired the parasite.
Researchers discovered that just like triatomines, bed bugs can transmit the parasite responsible for Chagas disease known as Trypanosoma cruzi,which is deemed to be a deadly disease in the United States.
Diseases Spread by Insects West Nile Virus. In the United States, West Nile virus and outbreaks of various types Lyme Disease. In some areas of the United States, Lyme disease is an important health concern. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Despite the name, Rocky Mountain spotted fever currently
Many invertebrates are responsible for transmitting diseases. Mosquitoes are perhaps the best known invertebrate vector and transmit a wide range of tropical diseases including malaria, dengue fever and yellow fever. Another large group of vectors are flies.
Chagas disease, named after the scientist who discovered it, is a parasitic disease spread mostly by insects related to bed bugs. The symptoms are often minor at first and can go unnoticed for months or years.