Daddy Long-Legs season has begun, and people are starting to spot the creature in their homes.

It is likely we will have already seen a peak in the number of Daddy Long Legs in your house lately.

The end of September is the time of year where crane flies or ‘Daddy Long-Legs’ come into our homes to keep warm and look for a mate.

The urban myth is that Daddy Long-Legs are venomous but this is not true, in fact they can’t even bite.

The good news is that they won’t be around for long as they only live for ten to 15 days.

The little critters are attracted to light so, to prevent them scuttling in at night it is best to keep windows closed.

It is strongly advised not to kill these creatures as their numbers are in decline and they provide essential food for a number of British bird species.

The numbers this year are thought to have been affected by the hot summer as crane fly larvae also known as ‘leather jackets’ survive best in damp soil.