The Importance of Bees and Wasps in the Ecosystem

Bees and wasps both get a bad reputation as nuisance pests because of the panic they often cause during outdoor activities. Individuals who are allergic to wasp or bee stings or those who may have been stung at a young age may not hesitate to try and kill the stinging insects when they are nearby. However, both bees and wasps provide various benefits to our ecosystem that are important for you to know.

Importance of Bees and Wasps

Both bees and wasps play similarly important roles in the stability and health of our ecosystem.

A wasp’s main diet of flies, caterpillars, and spiders serves as an eco-friendly, natural pest control for our gardens. This reduces our reliance on harmful pesticides to kill off invasive pests. Wasps also work to pollinate flowers; however, they are not picky like bees when it comes to pollination. Therefore, wasps help to pollinate areas with low numbers of flowers that bees often ignore.

Bees are one of the most important pollinators for food crops and play a big role in the food we eat. From fruits and vegetables to nuts, coffee, and spices, bees ensure they all have the proper means to grow. Additionally, bees help the environment by producing 33% of our food supply, providing 50% of the world’s fiber, oils, and raw materials, aiding in the creation of medicine, generating food for wildlife, and preventing soil erosion.

Dangers of Bees and Wasps

Despite the clear importance of bees and wasps, most homeowners are unable to look past the dangers that the often territorial insects pose to humans. Both bees and wasps are known to sting and inject a painful venom into their victim. Such stings can be fatal to those with allergies, so the presence of bees and wasps on your property should not be overlooked or ignored.

To protect yourself and your loved ones from harmful bee or wasp stings, do not attempt DIY bee and wasp control methods. Instead, rely on the effective and humane bee and wasp control services provided by the licensed, trained, and experienced pest removal experts at Critter Control® of Polk County.

Your Source for Professional Bee and Wasp Control Services in Polk County, FL

The experienced pest control technicians at Critter Control® of Polk County will quickly and safely remove nuisance wasps and bees from your property and keep them from returning. To schedule your consultation and receive a free estimate for our bee and wasp control services, call Critter Control® of Polk County today at 863-204-2815.


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