What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject:  Should I be worried?
Geographic location of the bug:  Eugene, OR
Date: 12/01/2017
Time: 04:02 AM EDT
I found three of these really gross larva inside my house this week, November 2017. Based on internet searches, I think this may be a bot fly larva. We have cats which like to bring us “mice” presents which are not always dead. These larva were found in the room where I had caught the mouse the day before. If you kill the mouse would the larva try to leave the body or should I be looking closely on the cats assuming this a bot fly larva?
How you want your letter signed:  Grossed-Out Becky

Immature Bot Fly

Dear Grossed-Out Becky,
We concur that this is an immature Bot Fly.  Rodents are typical hosts, but we believe we have read that rarely a domesticated pet may also act as a host

Thank you for your quick response.  I’m checking my cats just in case.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Eugene, Oregon

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