Not all insects are troublesome, venomous, biting enemies of people. Many are actually helpful to our very existence as well as the earth's ecosystem.
Insects play an important role in the disposal of wastes, dead animals and plants. Even termites play an important role in breaking down dead trees. Insects are underappreciated for their role in the food chain as they are the sole food source for many amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.
Here are some common beneficial insects and the positive things they do:
American Salmonfly – Larva are extremely sensitive to water pollution, allowing scientists to recognize polluted supplies.
Antlion – They control ant populations and help pollinate flowers while being no threat to humans.
Big Dipper Firefly – Larva feast on earthworms, slugs and snails.
Black and Yellow Garden Spider – Called the “Guardian of the Garden,” they help control pest populations.
Eastern Carpenter Bee – Beneficial pollinator.
Great Northern Bumble Bee – Great pollinators that produce beeswax and honey.
At DA Exterminating, we target those pests known as “bad bugs” like cockroaches, ants and termites among many others. Call us if pests are bugging you! 800-650-PEST.