A world without insects would be no world at all; we wouldn’t exist

Even though an insect-free world sounds great to most people, it world would be detrimental to our environment in many ways. First, there we would see the starvation of insect-eating animals such as frogs, moles, birds, lizards, and spiders who feed off insects to stay alive. Next there would be the inability to naturally recycle materials through composting which reintroduces nutrients into the soil. Our world would be buried in waste from all the trash we produce without insects such as beetles and their larvae, worm-like larvae, as well as true worms like night-crawlers. Another disadvantage would be the plummeting of crop yields due to lack of pollination. The honey bee alone is responsible for pollinating almonds, apples, avocados, blueberries, cantaloupes, cherries, cranberries, cucumbers, sunflowers, watermelon and many other crops. Last and most importantly there would be a collapse in the food chain. It has been said, “many plants would disappear without insect pollinators, and entire ecosystems would collapse in the absence of insects in the food chain.” A world without insects would be no world at all; we wouldn’t exist. However, even if our planet could exist, it would lack the wonder and beautiful that nature shows us everyday. People should think about the next they say, “I hate bugs,” for its because of bugs that we are alive.