If you dislike insects, we have good news and bad news for you. The good news is that 40 percent of the world’s insect species are in danger of extinction. The bad news is that cockroaches and black flies won’t be affected.
The bitter joke aside, whether we like insects or not, they fill up a large portion of the food chain, and they’re too many: the number of insects per person on the planet is 1.4 billion! In addition to being an important food source for birds, bats, and mammals (including humans), they are responsible for the pollination of three-quarters of agricultural products on our tables. They are experts of recycling wastes and keep the pest populations under control. To summarize: if we lose the insects, this will result in major changes in our lives.
According to the research, human beings are responsible for this, and the reasons are listed as follows:
1. Destruction of natural habitats because of intense agricultural practices and urbanization
2. Pollution caused by agricultural chemicals (insecticides and herbicides, fertilizers, etc.)
3. Diseases and invasion by exotic species
4. Climate change