We stand for a new way of dealing with insects and promote products, prevention and projects that raise awareness and promote insect areas.
INSECT RESPECT® is the seal of approval for a new way of dealing with insects. These animals have a great benefit to society. That’s why we’re building new habitats for them and promoting products and projects that raise awareness of the value of insects. In this way, we strengthen biodiversity and a sustainable transformation of the economy.
- We respect insects as living beings that have a high value for us and our ecosystem
- We want to actively promote insects and stop insect deaths
- We want to raise social awareness of the value and threat of insects
- We are committed to reducing insect control
- We create insect-friendly habitats
We want to save insects and promote them sustainably.
What originally began with the individual question of the value of an insect has become an urgent rethinking. We also want to anchor this change of consciousness in society. For insect control, this means: reduce, ecologize and compensate!
Rescuing Flies in Deppendorf
A one-day rescue operation, which took place on the September 1, 2012, a whole village was mobilized and a flight took the world’s first ticket for an insect to the wellness hotel. The supposedly absurd action led to a radical corporate change – with the newly created product label INSECT RESPECT® as a lasting result.
Insect stroke by car
How many insects die on a windshield? In collaboration with a Swiss ecology office, INSECT RESPECT® researched this issue in 2013. The result: The number of traffic casualties that nobody thinks of is serious. Over 4,000 insects were killed per 100 kilometres driven.
Research on balancing surfaces
In cooperation with the Westfälischer Entomologen and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology), INSECT RESPECT® investigated the insect fauna on the compensation areas of Reckhaus in Bielefeld and Switzerland in 2016.
Effectiveness test on a horsefly trap
The TAON-X 2016 brake trap was tested by an INSECT RESPECT® employee as part of a product test. This was a common, non-toxic trap for the control of various species of horseflies (Tabanoidae), as it is often used by horse owners. The study was particularly interested in which types of horsefly are caught, how efficiently the trap intercepts them and what proportion of other insects is caught (by-catch).
Where control appears necessary, insect-friendly compensating areas are created according to the INSECT RESPECT® compensation model. Products whose effect is compensated by such surfaces are awarded our seal of approval.
Visit our compensation areas in three different countries.
Insect surfaces on your roofs offer several advantages.
- Insect-friendly habitats enhance areas
- Networking function with other green areas (stepping stones)
- Longer lifespan for roofs
- Rainwater retention
- Shielding from radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation
- Improved environmental climate and cost savings (e.g. energy costs, wastewater charges, refurbishment).
- The land allocation can be used as a unique team event.
A product kills insects that are then missing from the ecosystem. Compensation is created for this loss. Compensation is provided by the construction of insect-friendly extensive flat roof greening in the settlement or industrial area. New green flat roofs will be created or existing ones will be upgraded.
So simple the principle, so difficult to implement it. In order to calculate the required compensatory area, an ecological model for the control-neutral insect protection was developed with the help of ARNAL – Büro für Natur und Landschaft AG. The developed methodology – the world’s first of its kind – is based on the weight of insects (living biomass).
Trapping away live biomass total (WBT)
Total weight of insects destroyed by a particular insect repellent (WB) multiplied by the number of pieces of the product (P) that is placed on the market and sold during a year.
Biomass on compensating area (BA)
Weight of insects to be expected on a fully developed extensive flat roof (balancing surface).
Biomass origin area (BU)
Weight of the insects to be expected on the original surface.
Correction Factors (K)
The corrective factors (u, l, e, b and s) multiplied by the expected weight of the insects take into account the quality of the area of origin and compensation and the biomass present and expected.
- Date of implementation (u): Time of creation of the compensation area
- Habitat (l): conservation and qualitative value of the compensatory and original area
- State of development (e): Level of development or age of the compensatory and original area
- Biodiversity (b): expected biodiversity, animal group structures (s): existing structures that increase the quality of habitat and biodiversity
Balancing area (AF)
The size of the compensating area (AF) required for the intervention is determined by the difference between the total captured live biomass (WBT) and the expected biomass on the compensatory area (BA), taking into account the corrective factors (K), minus the occurring biomass on the original area (BU), taking into account the correction factors (K).
The following video is in German.