Do you ever catch yourself saying, “Gotta eliminate those pesky Bugs!”
As the Citronella Queen I have many “Mosquito” (Citronella) Plants in the front and back of my condo. I have even considered a Bat house although I can’t figure out how to let them know only two are allowed…not 15 or 20 stuffed in one little house. LOL.
Then my friend reminded me how God created Bugs, too, and we need them in the big scheme of things. Did you know: Without insects operating dutifully about their ecosystems, our world would be a very different place than the one we’ve come to enjoy?
Without Honey Bees, we would not have honey or beeswax.
Blister Beetles – the chemical they secrete from their joints – called “Cantharidin” is, ironically, used in some wart removal products.
Lady Bugs are your ultimate garden protector, feeding on insects bent on the destruction of your plants.
Love ’em or loathe ’em, Spiders serve a greater purpose than creeping you out. Spiders are the ultimate insect exterminators and work to keep the insect population in check by feeding on just about anything with more legs than you.
And even Mosquitoes serve a purpose as a fabulous dining delicacy for my Bats. Smile.
So, next time you catch yourself complaining about the Bugs (which, by the way, His Word says we shouldn’t do, complain, that is) – remember insects are part of God’s creation, too and Do serve mankind in various purposes.
Last, but not least, All Praises to God, He also gives gifts to mankind to create wonderful items to keep the bugs out of our five-foot perimeter: like Avon Skin So Soft – it keeps the Bugs at Bay and smells great, too!
May your days be Blessed and Bite Free.