The sickening clip has left viewers disturbed after it went viral online amid warnings that the UK is under siege from a wave of the miniature parasites.
It begins showing a surgical camera being slowly lowered into the patient’s ear, travelling until the eardrum comes into view.
But as the picture becomes clear, viewers are shown the horrifying sight of the creature latched onto the delicate patch of skin, leeching blood from its host.
Earlier this week, former England rugby captain Matt Dawson lifted the lid on his shocking near-death experience after being bitten by one of the bugs.
Known to transmit various infectious diseases in their bite, Dawson became one of the unlucky victims after being diagnosed with Lyme disease following a bite in a London park last year.