Why we see more spiders and insects inside our homes in autumn

Dr Elizabeth Duncan, Associate Professor of Zoology, and Thomas Dally, Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Biology, write for RTE.

The tell-tale signs that autumn is here are clear to us; the days are getting shorter and the temperature is decreasing. We take this as a sign to pull out our winter woollies and think about turning on the radiators. But how do insects know that winter is coming? And what do they do to prepare?

Our biology experts help to answer these questions in this article