They look like aliens from some futuristic Hollywood blockbuster. But these ugly bugs have already invaded your home. Magnified over a million times, these are the true faces of the mites, flies and fleas that lurk in our carpets, sofas and kitchen cupboards. They include the flour mite – a revolting bug that infests packets of pasta, flour and bread bins – and the dust mite which thrives in furniture, curtains and carpets.

Hidden horrors: Extreme close-ups of the creepy crawlies that infest our homes, 8/3/10

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