The American Heart Association and CDC have issued a statement concerning kissing bugs and Chagas' disease. In the greater southwest area... from around Duncanville south we have a species of rats that most of the metroplex doesn't deal with much. The pack rat is a large solitary rodent that builds large nests called middens. Pack rats are a host for kissing bugs... in areas that you find one you will likely find the other. Please read the story so you can be more aware of the risks and know how to protect your family from these nasty little suckers.