One of the most common questions concerning carnivorous plants is “do carnivorous plants eat wasps?” The wasp has been a long time friend to many plants, providing them with protection and food. In fact, some plants that are non-feeding hosts have lost their flowers to the wasps. Did you know that the plant kingdom consists of over 400 different species of insects, spiders, and bugs? While there are plenty of creepy crawlers out there, not all of them will eat wasps.
Did you know that there are actually certain types of plants that will not hurt a wasp? One of these is the wolf plant. Many people think that all carnivorous plants eat wasps, but in fact, there are some that will not harm the insects. Even if the plant were to have a sting, it would not be fatal to the wasp.
The plant called wolfberry is one of these exotic plants that will not harm wasps. There are even reports of them being used to attract male wasps to the flower, making them more attractive to the female wasps. This plant contains a compound that is very similar to a female wasp’s sting. The compound has also been found to cause certain types of brain tumors in laboratory animals. This plant has even been shown to increase sperm count in laboratory mice, which could explain why it has been used to help men impregnate women.
Another exotic plant is called the black queen cellflower. It too has been found to inhibit the wasp’s activity, but unlike the wolfberry, it does not cause harm to the insects. It has been shown to attract certain kinds of wasps, which could be beneficial to farmers who want to attract the beneficial winged insects, instead of the wingless ones. This could help with the management of the plant as well as with controlling the insect population.
The plant called phlox grows on trees, so you may have heard of them referred to as “lady bugs.” These insects often seek out plant food, and this is where phlox comes in. It has been found to inhibit the wasp’s activity by causing an allergic reaction in the insects, which then avoid the plant. Because of this, there is less need for spraying the plant with pesticides.
A plant that might not be so well known is the milkweed plant. Although it is well known to serve as a food source for birds, it is also used to control many kinds of insects. When the caterpillars on the plant are eaten, the plant produces toxic toxins that discourage the wasps from seeking out the nectar. You can therefore use this plant as a natural way to discourage wasps from attacking your garden or home.
While many people think that aphids are only a problem when dealing with a garden full of garden pests, this is not the case. They can be a real pest problem in dry, warm areas. One of the most effective ways to deal with these persistent insects is to grow an attractive display of ferns in your area. Ferns are a good choice because they are attractive, hardy, and attract a variety of wasps. You can also train the birds not to bother your plants by feeding them a special meal every day as a reward for not visiting your garden.
In order to find out more about how a plant is able to protect itself, or how it can be used to keep insects from being a nuisance, contact a local extension office in your area. Extension offices have a lot of information to offer about everything from climate to native plants. If you are having a problem with wasps or other insects, you might be surprised by some of the answers you will receive. Extension offices can also help you determine the best way to feed your garden creatures and how to get the most out of your garden by providing information that is specific to the types of plants you have.