At Rentokil we think some pests are good. Lady bugs for instance… they’ll protect your roses from aphids, keep away scale, devour garden mites and look like a Volkswagen Beetle with a great paint job.
It turns out we all like to connect with nature – it goes back to the cave man days when we had to fight for our food and got wet when it rained. This need to connect with the natural environment is called Biophilia.
The concept was identified by Biologist Edward O Wilson in his 1984 where he details the close association of humans to nature, which includes plants, animals and weather.
Wilson found that, when given a choice, people gravitate towards environments that incorporate features found in a natural environment.
I don’t know about you, but I spend most of my day sitting in front of a computer at work. Luckily, our sister company, Ambius, are indoor plants specialists so we live the benefits of having nature inside the workplace – and benefits there are: improved productivity, removal of Volatile Organic Compounds from the air and greater staff morale.
I enjoy having Biophilia. It’s good for the soul.
Find out if you have Biophilia and get a free plant for your efforts: http://www.ambiusindoorplants.com.au/biophilia/survey/