Asked in Locusts
Why does man often see locusts as being pests?
Asked in Wolves
Why are wolves considered pests?
That creature or plant which is not beneficial to Man and is rather detrimental to Man's desires, is considered a pest. Regardless of the severity and manner of being a pest, all pests are lumped together as a negative stereotype. This is Man's opinion. The pest, outside of the realm of Man, is not a pest or detrimental to nature. It is neither good or evil, it merely is. Often, Man is directly to blame for these pests, by fostering invasive species, selectively targeting native species, or by promoting/suppressing an environment that benefits/hinders the pest. You do not need to look into wild nature either. Consider your own body. How many benign bacteria have been removed for the sake of being "clean"? Our immune systems have nothing to do but turn against us with auto-immune diseases: asthma, allergies, diabetes, psoriasis, etc. As for the wolves, they are detrimental to Man's want to raise livestock, to hunt deer, etc. They therefore are pests.
Asked in Garden Pests, Ants, Bees and Beekeeping
Why are ants and bees considered pests?
Asked in Supernatural and the Occult
Is there a devil in the form of an old man wearing suits?
Asked in Actors & Actresses
What actors and actresses appeared in The Bargain Shop - 1992?
The cast of The Bargain Shop - 1992 includes: Philip Bolger as Locusts Anthony Brophy as Locusts Lana Citron as Locusts Brendan Conroy as Antique Man Damien Doyle as Locusts Stephen Gately as Locusts Brendan Gleeson as Jim Kennedy Stuart Graham as Packy Rosemary Henderson as Newsreader Doreen Hepburn as Mrs Martin Eamonn Hunt as Foreman Rachel Hyland as Locusts Garrett Keogh as Billy Pat Laffan as Charlie Ruth McCabe as Oracle Donal McCann as Narrator Emer McCourt as Maria Brid Mhic Fhearai as Trader Wesley Murphy as Duncan Fionnuala Murphy as Josephine Paul Tylak as DJ Mal Whyte as Cecil
Asked in Animal Life
How are pests dangerous to man?
Pests are dangerous to humans because they carry biological hazards or diseases that can affect a single human being or a populous of humans. For instance one pest that helped strengthen the black plague would be the rat, it spread biologically hazardous materials from place to place and object to object, humans then in turn come into contact with these 'objects' causing spread of disease and so forth.
Asked in Australia, Wombats
Are wombats pests?
Wombats are native animals that generally keep to themselves and are not classified as pests. They are protected by law. If they are seen as pests, it is only by man who has intruded on the wombats' domain. Wombats are quite stubborn, and will make their way in a direct straight line to wherever they are going. This may sometimes result in damage to fences, crops and fields. Wombats are also often blamed for crop damage, although rabbits and kangaroos are more often the culprits. Although solitary animals, wombats live in large and complex networks of warrens, with interlinking burrows. These can weaken the soil surface, causing farm machinery to fall down wombat holes. It can also increase soil erosion.