Dealing with pests inside of your home is no fun; it’s an invasion. Bugs don’t belong inside of our homes, but even we can agree that not all insects are bad because some of them are responsible for saving wine vineyards.
According to WineEnthusiastNetwork, some bugs are vital in the production of grapes and ultimately, wine.
If you’ve ever dealt with a wasp nest near your home, you know that they are ruthless. They have a very painful sting and they are a danger to children and pets. They have no place in or around our home.
When out in the vineyard, wasps work as a natural pesticide by laying their eggs into the eggs of other insects that might be harmful to the crops. Many pesticides can be harmful to crops and our environment, however, the wasps eggs are not.
Predatory mites also act as a natural alternative to pesticides; the hungry bugs feed on spider mites, which eat the sap from the vines and cause damage to the leaves and shoots of the vine.
Bumble bees are also an important factor in some vineyards. The bees help to pollinate the crops, which is what helps the crops flourish. Without bumble bees, grape vine crops wouldn’t grow.
You can’t have a healthy crop without good soil, which is where earthworms come in. Earthworms help keep soil healthy by degrading plant matter. Without earthworms to keep the soil healthy, it would be impossible to grow healthy grape crops in the soil.
Although we don’t love insects inside of our homes, we do appreciate the work that they put into our vineyards.
If you have a pest problem, call the experts at Comfort Pest Control.