A fascinating article on National Geographic recently highlighted the fact that while most of us can’t stand the sight of insects, without them we might all be dead.
According to author David MacNeal who wrote the book Bugged, there are 1.4 billion insects for each person on the planet. He describes them as the “level pullers of the world”, responsible for such vital purposes as feeding us and cleaning up our waste, yet many species are actually facing extinction.
If all the world’s insects were to suddenly disappear, the consequences for the planet would be cataclysmic. This is even more reason why we should avoid killing insects – insect screens are a much friendlier way of keeping them out of your home, leaving them outside where they are meant to be.
Read more about why insects are so important to our planet: http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/animals/without-bugs-we-might-all-be-dead.aspx