|Insects play many roles in the environment,
whether it is digesting dead plant and animal matter to controlling another
When someone hears the word niche usually they think of a woodpecker eating grubs in a tree or a bobcat eating rabbits (The woodpecker controls the beetle population and the bobcat controls rabbit populations). But most people never think of the animals that do most of the behind-the-scenes work. Termites for example (though a homeowners worst nightmare) actually play an important role in the environment; removing dead trees since they are one of the few animals that can digest cellulose directly, or the European honey bee one of the most beneficial insects, in that it pollinates eight million dollars worth of crops annually.
- There is no such thing as a “bad” bug. The insects are
only considered this because they have established a niche where they
use our crops to reproduce or eat.