During the last decade, the demand for pesticides has grown so much, that experts expect the grow of this industry by 20% in the following years. Unfortunately, we all consider insects like something invasive and gross, and we fail to recognize the beneficial influence they have on our life and our ecosystem. If you want to learn more about them, check out our list below.
We all know how bees are essential for the survival of the plants. They are harmless and if they sting you, then you know they didn’t have other option. Fortunately, their venom isn’t dangerous for humans, and many scientists use it to cure some medical conditions. According to some research, if bees didn’t exist, the government will need to spend several billions of dollars to artificially pollinate every plant. Albert Einstein once said, if there are no bees on our planet, people will be able to live only four years. Without bees, there will be no humans, no plants, no life.
Ladybirds are one of the most favorable insects among the humans. They have a particular red body covered with black dots. Gardeners just love these bugs because they destroy greenflies and their relatives. If you encourage these insects to visit your garden, you will protect your crops and plants.
You can easily spot these insects during the summer if you leave your light outside or curtains open. They will appear on your windows, even though, they might seem scary with their green bodies and long antennae, lacewings are beneficial for your garden, and they are just one step behind ladybirds. They will destroy greenflies which tend to suck the life out of your plants. Unfortunately, lacewings will only eat greenflies while they are young, once they are fully grown, they will abandon this habit.
People often mistake hoverflies with bees and wasps because you can see them wondering around, from one flower to another. In America, they are known by the name flower flies because they like to hover over yellow flowers. Recently scientists have discovered the much significant role of hoverflies than previously thought. They have an equally important role as bees in pollinating many gardens and crops. The females will lay eggs in plans which are previous invaded by aphids, so when the young come, they will have something to eat for three weeks. In this way, hoverflies represent an excellent pest control.
Beetles are the most spread insect in our plant, and many kinds, especially ground beets are natural predators that will devour a broad range of insects. Some of the larger species will even attack slugs and eat them.