Forget about the bogeyman in the cupboard or the monster under the bed. These creepy crawlies really might be in your house (or nearby, at least), so enjoy these coloured scanning electron micrograph portraits . if you dare.
Electron micrograph of a meal (or flour) mite (Acarus siro). It has long hairs extending from its body and large powerful front legs. This species is a common pest of granaries, mills and kitchens, feeding particularly on grains and cereals.