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Agricultural Benefits of the Parasitic Wasp


A Parasitic Wasp is actually, or should actually be called a Parasitoid, as it does not feed on its’ host for life.  A parisitoid feeds on its’ host, then kills it!  Now this is probably gross to some (and yes this post will most likely give me a nightmare) but it’s kinda cool too, when ya think about it.  And yes, it’s true they ARE helpful to the agricultural world, which makes for a double cool thumbs up from me.

The parasitic wasp will tap into the very little buggers that, well, annoy us and cause great distress in our rainbows, butterflies and greener pastures factor.

There are many varieties of parasitic wasps but they all provide a benefit in one form or another.  They are often mis-identified as winged ants or stinging wasps.  However…

Wasps with Benefits

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Managing Flying Insects


Ok, contrary to the title of this post, I’m not actually going to talk about the life of any flying insects.  But more of an admittance of how annoying they are to us.  And the health hazards they pose to our livestock.

Flies and the like will manifest in or near any barn, corral or pasture area that maintains animals.  They can and WILL become a health hazard if measures are not taken to prevent them from… well… living.

Let me explain

 

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