Insects, which often go unnoticed or have a poor reputation, play an essential role in self-regulating urban ecosystems.
Cities are increasingly focusing on certain species to control pests, activate pollination, and promote biodiversity.
When we talk about biodiversity, we think of natural spaces and wildlife, but rarely insects. In reality, these small invertebrates are essential for the health of all our ecosystems, including urban ones.
Certain beneficial insect species have proven to be great allies of urban sustainability. These small animals have an increasingly larger role in the planning of new green areas and public spaces. Indeed, insects can play a dual role in the environmental health of cities. On the one hand, some species, including the eye-catching ladybugs and certain beetles, are a sustainable alternative to pest control chemicals that are harmful to the environment. Insects such as bees, bumblebees and butterflies are directly involved in the pollination of 75% of cultivated plant species. It should not be forgotten that insects are the primary source of food for many animals, especially the birds that populate our parks and streets.