Pests can disrupt ecosystems by consuming native flora and fauna, outcompeting native species, and altering food chains. This ecological imbalance can lead to the decline of native species and affect overall biodiversity.
Pesticides and Their Environmental Consequences
While pesticides effectively control pests, they can have adverse environmental consequences. Chemical pesticides may harm non-target species, including beneficial insects, birds, and aquatic life. Runoff from pesticide-treated areas can contaminate water bodies, leading to water pollution.