Did you know some insects are good to have around? It’s true! We call these types of insects beneficials.
O.K. — so it may seem a little odd that a pest control company is “singing” the praises of bugs, but hear us out.
Many of the benefits provided by these insects often go unseen and unappreciated. We thought we would take a little time today to highlight some of these “bug benefits!”
Let’s take a closer look at these constructive critters…
Everyone knows honey bees are good guys, right? Without them we would not have honey nor beeswax! Bees also play a crucial role in pollination. Pollination is the process of development for a flower’s seeds. Flower seeds must be fertilized by pollen from the same or another flower in order to reproduce. Pollen can be “delivered” via the wind or transferred from the bodies of insects such as bees!
And although we love honey and beeswax, their importance pales in comparison to the role pollination plays in our blooming world! Thanks, honey bees!
Yes, you read that correctly…fruit flies! These tiny critters are helping scientists complete research to better understand genetic or inherited diseases in humans. Yes, fruit flies are still a “pest” in general, but if they end up helping scientists find a cure for a terrible disease, we think that’s pretty beneficial!
Crickets are noisy, but did you know field crickets are known to feed upon the eggs and pupae of indoor pests? That’s pretty helpful, huh? They also feed on animal remains, so they kind of turn into a cricket clean-up crew! Now, we think that is very beneficial!
Learn something yet? We hope so! Stay tuned next week for Part II of Helpful Insects.
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