Grasshoppers play a very vital role in the ecosystem as they consume and harvest about 10% of the available biomass of plants and in doing such harvesting they perform a critical action of nutrients cycling. They have shorter live span and the fecal matter of grasshoppers as well as their own bodies on decomposition are returned to soil as nutrients more rapidly as microbes work on them far speedily than on larger herbivores.
Grasshoppers are basically pests and they contribute very little in human life. Grasshoppers excrement is very useful and energetic. It has also been reported that grasshoppers are also eaten by human being to get energy into their body. Grasshoppers are available in market as in cans and they are eaten by human with great interest.