Thursday, August 17, 2017

More reason to stay inside or be ready with Mosquito Spray..........Botfly is in the US!

Okay so let me start with the videos below are graphic and might make you vomit but it is sadly something everyone needs to be aware of. The Botfly has made it's way into the United States this is a fly which lays its eggs inside of a mosquito and then the mosquito bites leaving the eggs inside of its victim which later has a huge bump that starts to move and eventually maggots come out of the bump. Yup lovely stuff. 

Botfly: A botfly,[1] also written bot fly,[2] bott fly[3] or bot-fly[4] in various combinations, is any fly in the family Oestridae. Their lifecycles vary greatly according to species, but the larvae of all species are internal parasites of mammals. Largely according to species, they also are known variously as warble flies, heel flies, and gadflies. The larvae of some species grow in the flesh of their hosts, while others grow within the hosts' alimentary tracts. The word "bot" in this sense means a maggot.[4] A warble is a skin lump or callus such as might be caused by an ill-fitting harness, or by the presence of a warble fly maggot under the skin. The human botfly, Dermatobia hominis, is the only species of bot flies whose larvae ordinarily parasitise humans, though flies in some other families episodically cause human myiasis, and are sometimes more harmful. The "bot" fly will hijack a mosquito to inject the host with the eggs.

This first video is one I found on Youtube which shows a person having the Human Botfly living inside them. 

This 2nd video is a video which my husband's cousin Pat took here in Kissimmee, FL which the neighbor across the street from him also had a encounter but did not get a video of it.

 So that is 2 first hand reports that I personally have seen and heard of on animals in Kissimmee, FL, which I am sure it won't be long if it has not already happened on humans.......which we are watching a spot on my daughter which looks nasty praying it is not this just because disgusting and horribly painful. :( 

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