No Bug Zappers

I pledge to not use any electronic bug zappers in my yard because they have been found to kill very few mosquitoes while killing thousands of beneficial insects. I will use insect repellent on myself instead and will choose the safest brands to protect myself and my family. I will also reduce or eliminate mosquito breeding habitat in my yard.

Insects are in decline and that’s alarming because they are the basis of food webs where they serve vitally important roles: food for animals, pest control, and pollination to name a few. Insects are already under attack by pesticides and habitat loss; please don’t kill them indiscriminately.

Learn more in this article that summarizes field research about bug zappers and this one about the Insect Apocalypse.

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