This Bug Will Lay Eggs Inside Your Body

Everyone has heard that myth that spiders can lay eggs under your skin. Well, rest easy, because spiders cannot, in fact, do that. However, don’t rest too easy, because there are some creepy insects that lay their eggs in human bodies. You may not notice right away, and you may not feel it as they burrow, but these insects have a knack for using us as big lovely incubators for their young, and the results are never pretty. With this in mind, be warned that what we discuss here will be graphic and definitely not for the weak of stomach.
Before you get too freaked out, be aware that most of these insects rarely go after humans. There are so many other animals out there, so why would they go after a creature that covers their skin with clothing? Just be smart and safe when you travel, and this will probably never happen to you. Probably.
But if you’re still curious and really want to give yourself nightmares, then let’s get to it. Let’s explore a few of the insects that lay their eggs in your body.

1. The Tick

The Tick

In general, ticks aren’t really into laying eggs inside us, because it doesn’t work out well for them or their offspring. More often, they leave your body and lay thousands of eggs between floorboards, in carpets, or even on the hair of animals. This is where the eggs thrive and are able to grow, and this makes the eggs easier to vacuum up. But sometimes, ticks can get into places they really shouldn’t be.
Some ticks have been known to crawl up inside your nostrils to seek refuge as they feed. They can hide among the hair inside your nose, drink your blood, and actually carry out their entire lifecycle in there, including reproduction. In fact, one scientist, Tony Goldberg, found a tick living its life up his nose and managed to pull it out and freeze it. To his astonishment, the tick’s DNA matched no known DNA, so he had discovered a new species! The same tick was also found inside the noses of chimps, so it’s possible that this type just likes to live and breed in that one area.

2. The Botfy

Botfy

There are a couple of types of botfly and, unluckily for us, one of them specifically targets humans. The human botfly is a fly that sort of looks like a bumblebee, and while it doesn’t feed on human flesh, or even eat at all, its larvae certainly do. In order to make sure that its offspring get fed, human botflies use our bodies as a perfect place to incubate their eggs and maggots. That being said, botflies don’t put their eggs inside us themselves!
Botflies will first lay their eggs on mosquitos or ticks, and then when a person is bitten by one of these insects, the eggs and larvae make their way under our skin! The maggots burrow down and down, leaving a hole behind them to breathe through while they feed on our blood and tissue. Someone infected with the larvae may feel them wiggling around inside their skin. Luckily, they leave on their own after about eight weeks, but during that time, it’s still a very creepy visitor.

3. The Scabies Mite

Scabies Mite

Another horrible little mite, scabies can infect a variety of animals, including humans. When they infect a person, they show up as red, pussy, bumpy skin, mostly on the palms and soles of the feet. While that’s uncomfortable, what’s going on beneath the surface is bound to make you squirm.
Once they infect you, scabies mites dig into the different layers of human skin, creating little burrows for them to move through. When the burrows are deep enough, the females lay eggs and then go about their business. As little as three days later, the eggs hatch inside you. Seeing that they’re surrounded by food, the larvae will then continue to dig and feed, all underneath your skin. This lifecycle will continue unless you’re treated with medication, and until then, the itching is excruciating.

4. The Flesh Fly

Flesh Fly

This little guy is about as horrifying as he sounds, and there are a lot of different types of them. As with other flies on this list, the flesh fly likes to target open wounds as locations to lay their eggs. The flies themselves don’t actually like flesh, preferring sap, nectar, and fruit, but when they’re just larvae, we taste pretty darn good.
The mother fly hatches the eggs into larvae inside her own body,then she finds a wound or open area of flesh and deposits the larvae into our flesh, so they can begin to eat and thrive. It only takes about five days before they are ready to leave our body as fully developed flies. Flesh flies also like to target our dead bodies, so you won’t be safe from these guys, even in death.
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