Without bees and other pollinating insects, we would be dead. Bees, especially, are essential in helping plants reproduce. If plants don’t reproduce, they die. Without bees and other pollinating insects, who will pollinate the trees whose shade we enjoy, the flowers whose fragrance soothes us, the shrubs around our home, and the crops that we need to survive? Without them, we would have no sources of food to feed ourselves and our animals. We would die.
Today, many bees and other pollinating insects are dying in large numbers and from a variety of causes. One such cause is the overuse of pesticides. Some of these dangerous pesticides have been taken off the market; however, lethal ones are still available. All pesticides need to be use with caution and used sparingly. The more we kill off “pests,” the more we may be killing off ourselves.
When you think about it…a world without insects at first seems wonderful—no fleas on our animals, no roaches in our bathrooms…but then we wouldn’t have animals or bathrooms if pollinating insects didn’t rule the world.