Get Rid of Your Leaf Blower and Night Lighting to Help Bugs
I'm sure many here have read that the global insect population has been experiencing a dramatic drop. Sensational new media is dubbing it and "apocalypse", which isn't that far wrong. Insects form the base of the food chain and if we lose too many then most animals like birds and small mammals that depend on insects for food will start dieing off as well.
Two recent independent reports offer something you can do to help.
Neither report should be that unthinkable. I have a porch light that I leave on and I'm always seeing insects around it. Probably should install a motion sensor on it to limit the time its on. As for leaf blowers, I never understood the need for something that puts out clouds of exhaust and noise to do something I can do with a rake. Though with everyone using lawn services now, I can see the increase. Add in not using pesticides on your lawn and garden, as well as planting pollinator feeding flowers, can make your home a welcome retreat from the hazards for bugs.