The 7 creatures that bite you then lay eggs underneath your skin


THERE could be thousands of microscopic creatures crawling around inside your body right now.

It’s a gross thought, but it’s actually more common than you might think.

There are several bugs that frequently feed off human blood before laying eggs underneath the skin.

It’s often nothing to worry about, but it can lead to life-threatening infections.

Professor Adam Hart, ecologist, conservation scientist and entomologist at the University of Gloucestershire, said: “Lots of creatures see us as a potential place to live, and in some cases to raise a family.

“If they cause harm, then we call them parasites.

“Laying eggs in or on us may seem gross, but parasites are a fact of life for all animals, especially large animals like us.”


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