The past few years have seen alarming reports emerge about insect populations, with one study suggesting 40 per-cent of known insects species are in decline.

Along with habitat loss, insecticide use is a huge factor in the health of insect populations.

In a new report, scientists are calling for a change to the way we manage ‘pest’ insects like flies and mosquitoes, saying it’s time to reach for other solutions before the bug spray.

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