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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 7 months ago

Are pests good for the ecosystem? Do they benefit the ecosystem? Are they useful for the ecosystem?

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  • 7 months ago
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    What WE consider pests are just one of the large mass of life on this planet. Mosquitoes are pests, yet swallow birds live nearly exclusively on them, they also feed bats and many other insect eaters. And their larvae in the water are a major source of food for fish.

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  • MARK
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    7 months ago

    You need to understand what a 'pest' is. Without knowing the definition your question does not ask what you want it to ask.

    The term 'pest' is used to describe any animal being where humans do not want it. So, for example bees are very important pollinators but if you found a bees' nest in your loft you would count them as pests.

    It is not possible to simply say such and such a species is a pest. A cow in the field at the farm is not a pest. It could be a source of milk from which we get milk, cream, butter, yoghurt, cheese and other dairy produce. However, a cow in your front garden eating your prize blooms that you have grown from seed would definitely be a pest.

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    Pests are only called that because they interfere with human activity - a beautiful rose bush growing in a corn field is a pest - in your front yard, the corn would be a pest.

    Almost anything or anyone might be a pest in a given situation, so when you say 'pest' what exactly do you mean?

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  • 7 months ago

    all organism have to eat to stay alive. Pests are a very good staple diet. Owls ~ mice, Snakes ~ rats. Secretary birds ~ Snakes.

    Peace.

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  • 7 months ago

    A big "YES!" to all.

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