Category: Shelby—Zolkower

Why Bugs “Bug” Us or Don’t

The root of this study’s importance stems from our need to, as humans, neutralize the threat. Due to our instinctual (and usually unnecessary) violence towards insects, urban ecosystems surrounding human living spaces generally display a lack of small wildlife. The insects and bugs our environments need to thrive are being disproportionately wiped out by uninformed humans.
Our study aims to answer the following: does our previous lifestyle (traveling, past experiences, residency) alter how an individual currently perceives and behaves towards bugs?