Invasive pests pose a major challenge to biodiversity, and the economic damage that they cause exceeds 5% of the global gross product. When pests enter a new area, they often arrive without natural enemies and the population can explode without anything standing in the way, which can push out native species and upset the balance of unique ecosystems. Here pest control contributes to protecting biodiversity and the local ecosystem, particularly considering trends like increased travel, globalization and climate change.
Usage of biocides to battle pest poses another challenge to biodiversity. If overused or misused it risks spreading into freshwater, or causing unintentional poisoning by consumption, either directly or through the food chain. Hence, using biocides more effectively, with early detection and non-tox alternatives, becomes essential to minimize potential harm on the environment.