Pesticides can be very harmful to animals, plants and sometimes even humans!
Pesticides can accidentally kill insects like bees that aren’t pests. Lots of birds and other animals rely on insects for food so when people use lots of pesticides these animals can go hungry. Some insects like bees and butterflies and moths help to produce food for humans by carrying pollen from flower to flower. Pesticides can also get into streams, ponds, rivers, and even soil, and can harm the wildlife living there too.
Pesticides can be harmful to all plants and sometimes even kills those that aren’t weeds. Plants are important for keeping our world healthy and green and they provide food and shelter for many animals. They also take in carbon dioxide and so are important in the fight against climate change.
And finally, pesticides can be bad for human health if they are in our food or if we come into direct contact with them.