Kissing Bug Citizen Science Program
|Presented By||Texas A&M University|
|Goal||Document and collect kissing bugs from across the US|
|Task||Collect kissing bugs|
|Where||Global, anywhere on the planet|
We are a multidisciplinary research team based at Texas A&M University. While we work on many different aspects of the Chagas disease system, the purpose of the Kissing Bug Citizen Science Program is to offer public health education and support citizen science efforts focused on kissing bug collections.
|How to Join||
You can visit our website to learn more about kissing bugs, and you can send us questions and inquiries directly through the contact form on the website. We look forward to hearing from you!
|Project Timing||Kissing bugs are mainly found from May-October. It is very rare for kissing bugs to be found during other times of the year. Be aware that there are lots of look-alike, non-dangerous insects that can be mistaken. It's best to send us a photo for confirmation.|
|Materials List||Plastic bag or other secure container, Postage, Glove or plastic baggie|
|Ideal Age Group||Adults|
|Average Time||Less than an hour|
|Spend the Time||outdoors|
|Type of Activity||At night, At home|
|Tags||chagas disease, disease, kissing bug, parasite, public health, triatomine, trypanosoma cruzi, vector, vector-borne disease|
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