Green bottle flies lay their eggs almost exclusively in dead or rotting flesh or meat. These flies can pick up on organic odors of decomposition within minutes of death. They are one of the first insects to be attracted to a fresh carcass.
This cat food was put outside at about 9:00 a.m. to feed some farm cats. Most of the food was eaten. However, at about 1:00 p.m. the leftover bowls had a mess of green bottle flies all over them. Upon inspecting the bowls, fly eggs were found in the bowls.
Fly eggs laid on some leftover canned cat food that was left outside for only four hours.
Imagine going to a picnic where flys are in the area. Now imagine the food everyone is being served is sitting out on a table. It is uncovered as people dish out their lunch onto their plates. This could be in your food in only a short amount of time, and it looks like chicken flavored rice. So depending on what the dish is, you may not even realize what you are eating is actually fly eggs.
Up close the eggs look like rice; to the naked eye they look almost like part of the cat food.
Have you ever been at a picnic where the food was left out for half of the day? Were there any flies in the area?? Hmmm, better think twice about eating uncovered food.
Fly eggs in can cat food