Are Non-Pest Insects On The Decline?
How often do you see a non-welcome insect in your home or yard? When you do, is your first inclination to kill the pest? If so, you may want to rethink this line of thinking. While many pests are unwelcomed and can cause significant damage, other creatures are beneficial to our ecosystem. Unfortunately, scientists fear that these non-threatening insects are on the decline. Before killing the next one you see, call your local general pest control experts.
What Bugs Are Declining In Population?
Scientists fear that numerous flying insects are quickly dying. However, many experts admit that it’s difficult to measure the results tangibly because they never correctly recorded these populations beforehand. The insects that scientists fear are declining include:
Why Is This A Problem?
Scientists worry about a decline of these populations because of how necessary they are to our ecosystem. For instance, these insects play a role in helping to produce up to 80 percent of the food that we eat. Doug Tallamy, an entomologist at the University of Delaware, told U.S. News, “You have total ecosystem collapse if you lost your insects. How much worse can it get than that?”
Worried About Pests In Your Home Or Yard?
If there is a bug in your home or yard that you would like removed, be sure to give us a call before doing so. Because certain pests can be beneficial to the ecosystem, it’s best that you allow general pest control experts to determine what the bug is and how harmful it can be. If the pest is not detrimental, and is instead beneficial to the ecosystem, we’ll work to remove it safely. We handle everything from ants to raccoons. Be sure to contact us today to learn more.