Although you may not be a big fan of bugs, it’s bad news for everyone that insect populations are rapidly dwindling around the world. Insects are the foundation of nature’s ecosystems, and without them, we would run the risk of a ‘catastrophic collapse’ of those ecosystems.

Still, if we act quickly and remove the pesticides responsible for killing mass amounts of insects, we can reverse the tide and save our little critters. This past week, the European Union did just that by voting to ban the most used pesticide in the UK, chlorothalonil, after safety officials reported human health and environmental concerns.

The pesticide has also been linked to the steep decline in bumblebee populations. The ban will be passed formally in April and will then enter into force three weeks later.