Letter: Bug population is declining in Iowa

Once upon a time Iowa was environmentally sound when it came to the bug population. Those in control were natures’ feeders. Birds, bats and the like. The question now is where are the bugs and those who depend upon them?

Your windshield and the front of the car are like new after a trip. OK, there may be a few splashes, but they are sparse. Years ago the windshield would have to be cleared of the devastation. It appears our collective efforts to purify the earth of this so-called pestilence has taken a huge toll on the population. No doubt it’s what we spray in the air and on the ground that is our misdeed. It’s time to wake up and correct the problem.

John Carver

Decorah

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