Ground Nesting Wasps - Knowledgebase Question

The Villages, FL
Question by ochknox
May 23, 2001
Are the ground nesting wasps were I planted my canna bulbs using the bulbs for food source or just a convenient place to live? I prefer not to kill the wasps if I don't have to.

Answer from NGA
May 23, 2001


They're not feeding on the bulbs - they eat insects and sip nectar. They're considered beneficial in the garden because they prey on other insects. They also pollinate flowers. I'm with you - I wouldn't want to kill them, either!

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