Are pests good for the ecosystem? Do they benefit the ecosystem? Are they useful for the ecosystem?
- Elaine MLv 77 months agoFavorite Answer
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.
- MARKLv 77 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.
- CowboyLv 67 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?
- YYYZZ 2Lv 77 months ago
all organism have to eat to stay alive. Pests are a very good staple diet. Owls ~ mice, Snakes ~ rats. Secretary birds ~ Snakes.
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- John DDLv 77 months ago
A big "YES!" to all.