Wasps play a crucial role in the ecosystem

Do you hate wasps? 🐝 They can be very annoying but… 

Wasps have such a bad reputation compared with bees. 

They are the enemies of picknickers, always want to eat your food, and people think they are agressive and sting all the time.

But actually, wasps are as important as bees in the ecosystem.

They are very big pollinators, and help develop diversity of flowers and food crops.

They also regulate populations of crop pests such as caterpillars and whiteflies, contributing to global food security.

Finally, a small wasp colony can eat up to 3,000 flies, mosquitos and spiders each day, and kills insects that carry human diseases.

So wasps are as useful as bees for our planet!

Unfortunately, bees and wasps population is a strong decline.

This is due to climate change, pesticides and habitat loss. This will put at risk the balance in our ecosystem, and could trigger food shortages.

What can we do to help them?

1️⃣ Don’t use chemicals and pesticides to treat your garden.
2️⃣ Keep a small basin of fresh water outside your home because they are thirsty.
3️⃣ Buy local, organic food. Organic food fields contain less pesticides and toxic chemicals.
4️⃣Remember: bees and wasps are not here to sting you! Just let them do their job 

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