Climate change has already had unprecedented, world-altering effects on virtually every aspect of life on Earth, and pest life is no exception. As the world’s temperature goes crazy, insects and pests of all kinds are scrambling to acclimate. Their changing behavior already had huge consequences all over the world. They’re only going to become even more significant going forward. So: how are pests affected by climate change, exactly? What about the permanent alteration of the world’s temperature causes them to behave differently? What do these behavioral changes affect? Here are a few ways global warming is changing pests forever, and how we’ll be affected in turn.