People were advised not to kill flies or wasps that entered their homes.
This summer, people are being asked not to kill flies, wasps, or bees as they enter their homes. The warning was triggered by declining insect populations in the United Kingdom.
According to a new study, the number of flying insects has decreased by as much as 60% in the last 20 years.
The survey was conducted by the conservation organisations Buglife and the Kent Wildlife Trust
who asked members of the public to count the number of insects splattered on their vehicle number plates and compared the results to a previous study conducted in 2004.
It discovered that bug numbers were down the most in England, with a 65 percent decrease, and the least in Scotland, with a 28 percent decrease.
"The findings of the Bugs Matter study should shock and frighten us all," said Paul Hadaway, director of conservation at Kent Wildlife Trust.