How Bugs Are Helpful To Humans

We all know how irritating bugs are, but they are essential for humans and the environment

Bugs become pests when they hide, nest, and breed in areas inhabited by humans. But they’re doing fantastic work for the ecosystem the rest of the time.

Here are some reasons we should be grateful for having bugs around:

1) Pollination

Bees are vital as they are pollinators. They form part of the food chain that provides us with seeds, fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Flies and beetles are also crucial pollinators that transfer pollen from plant to plant while searching for food.

Rather than killing off bugs, we should also consider finding another place for them. Bees don’t need to be eradicated. More often than not, beekeepers will gladly welcome a beehive after being transported from someone’s gardens or park area.

2) Product Creation

We often take clothes for granted but remember, silk is a critical element for manufacturing clothes. Silkworms account for most silk production. Furthermore, other insects, such as the cochineal, produce a colourant used in food and lipstick products.

3) Recycling

Believe it or not, bugs are fantastic recyclers. Whilst we recycle cardboard and plastics, bugs recycle plant material.
Many bugs consume dead leaves and decaying animals. For example, flies eat animal and food waste, and termites help break down dead trees.

4) They help keep other pests under control

While we specialise in pest control solutions, many bugs are also doing similar work. Insects, such as the praying mantis, like to consume other bugs.

Wasps are great at protecting vegetables, as they lay eggs on worm caterpillars, stopping them from eating vegetables.
Spiders enjoy eating flies and other insects, such as mosquitoes. So before killing a spider, think of the good things they do for you.

Despite the beautiful things bugs can do for us, they’re also intolerable in many other ways. If you notice an increase in the number of wasps, bees, flies, or beetles, there may be a nest near your home.

So don’t hesitate to reach out to us for expert help in finding the right solution for you.