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Fun Facts: Insects and Our Environment

Insects and Our Environment

Insects play an important role in our environment. Only 1% of all insects are considered pests and are harmful to people and property. Insects work hard to make our world work.

Insects play a large role in the food chain as a Source of food for larger critters who call them lunch. Frogs, birds, fish, lizards, snakes and mammals all have insects on the menu!

Insects make silk, honey and bees wax.

Insects are pollinators helping to disperse seed for plants and food crops.

Insects recycle plant and animal material eliminating waste and keeping our soil healthy.

 Fun Fact: Did you know that insects found at crime scenes help to unlock clues and solve crimes?

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