Are Wasps Pollinators?


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If you have been keeping up with world news at all in the past five years, you are probably aware some bees are endangered. The problem with the declining bee population is that it impacts crops because the bees do such a great job pollinating. If bees are helpful, does that mean other stinging insects like wasps are pollinators?

Are Wasps Pollinators?

Yes! You might wish wasps were gone, but they are very important pollinators in some areas. For example, in the tropics, minute fig wasps are essential to the ecosystem. These wasps are responsible for pollinating approximately 1,000 species of figs. And sorry, other pollinators! This type of wasp is necessary because figs’ flowers are actually inside the immature fruit. These wasps are able to enter through a tiny pore, where they mate, lay eggs, and pollinate the flowers.

However, wasps are at a disadvantage when it comes to pollinating because they generally do not have the fuzzy hairs that make bees so valuable.

You Don’t Need to Share Your Space.

Just because wasps are pollinators doesn’t mean you need to share your space. That’s why Green Pest Solutions is here. Call us today at 877-636-9469 to learn about our stinging insect services.

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