Kissing bugs, the bloodsucking conenose (Triatoma sanguisuga), are present in Maryland, but they are of little cause for concern. The risk of contracting a disease from them is extremely low. Common wheel bugs and boxelder bugs are often mistaken for kissing bugs.
Asian longhorn ticks are more commonly found in tall grass and pasture environments more so than forest environments. While they prefer to feed on wildlife and livestock, longhorned ticks will feed on pets and humans as well.