Scientists have found that flying insects in nature protected areas have declined in numbers by more than 74 per cent since 1990.
This alarming study shows that diversity and abundance have declined and scientists in Germany who have studied the phenomenon believe insecticides and pesticides have a lot to do with it.
This has raised the question, should we ban pesticides and insecticides and what alternatives are there ?
With the decline in the number of insects, it’s a good idea to find a more environmentally friendly way of dealing with insects. For home-owners insect screens will do the trick, allowing you to keep bugs out without killing them. The answer for farmers wont be as simple.