Ants and insects help in Cleaning up City Streets

December 4, 2014 11:34 AM

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Ants and insects help in Cleaning up City Streets

According to a new study, ants and insects work as cleaners and can help in cleaning up city streets. It can be good news as billions of dollars are spent every year to pick up the waste that is casually thrown away and about half of the waste is discarded food.

So far, it was not known to scientists how much garbage a little ant could eat and to find out this, Insect ecologist Elsa Youngsteadt led an interesting study. Team of researchers from North Carolina State University and Elsa Youngsteadt performed a controlled experiment in New York City parks and ...

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