In colloquial speak, yes, but technically not. In techspeak "bug" refers to critters that have a sucking mouthpart thing, which ants and bees haven't got since they've got mandibles instead.
Fair enough. Thanks for making my education :).
Microbes can cause severe indirect damage though. For instance, imagine a species of bacteria that lays waste to bees, buggering up pollination. Better still, something that killed photosynhesizing plankton or anything that eats said plankton since that could change the composition of the air. The possibilities are as endless as they are unlikely.
Well, I doubt life on earth is entirely dependent on any single specie, but I see your point.
They could certainly shake the existing eco-system in a major way and cause a massive wave of extinctions.
i'm appalled at the apparent ease which some of you would kill a trapped animal with.
Anyone who is a meat eater and condemns the killing of animals for practical reasons is being hypocritical
So, if push comes to shove, I can understand the killing, but at least do it quickly and mercifully.
If it was me however, I'd probably bring it to a park somewhere.
I just don't have the stomach for it and would probably become vegetarian if I had to kill for my meat.
I really owe my meat eating habits to butchers who are enabling it :P.