Tons of people across the US have watched the Bee Movie. If you have never had the chance, to here’s a quick summary: it’s a DreamWorks film starring a bee who is in love with a human and makes it not allowed for people to “steal” honey from bees. Then the bees no longer need to produce any honey when people stop eating honey, and the whole earth starts dying as a result since the bees have ended pollinating. In this unique movie, we learn how vital bees actually are to allow the world to run. Similarly, wasps are very important. Now, it can be much more allowable to accept that cute, fuzzy, little bees are important, than it is to accept wasps are very important too , but they are!
Not only do wasps, like bees, pollinate, but they too provide parasitism and predation. On many farms, wasps lay eggs in caterpillars that eat crops, so helping the farmer and also all the consumers of his produce. This is parasitism, where one species suffers (the caterpillar) but the other profits (the wasp, and in turn, the farmer). Wasps are most important because they are predators of many annoying creepy crawlers. Some people have heard wasps hunt spiders, but really they do a lot more than that. Without wasps to hunt the extreme amount of insects on this earth, the world would have exponentially more insects. So though they can sting and and make summer a little less enjoyable, and they don’t even make honey, wasps continue to be important to our world.
Still though, having wasps is never fun, and having a wasp nest safe in your yard is not recommended by any wasp professionals. If you’re in need of wasp control, or any kind of pest control, call Bulwark Exterminating in Knoxville at 928-440-2328 and we’ll help you out!