WASPS PART OF ECOLOGICALWEB

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - OPINION -

DR PETER B BAKER Moat Lane Prest­wood

CLEARLY it is not sen­si­ble to set fire to a wasps’ nest in a build­ing (‘St­ing in the Tail of a House Fire’, Septem­ber 8) but the de­mon­i­sa­tion of the com­mon or gar­den wasp (kill, kill, kill) is re­ally OTT.

Of course, a small mi­nor­ity are li­able to suf­fer ana­phy­lac­tic shock if stung, but we don’t go around killing all bees do we?

Wasps are part of the eco­log­i­cal web in which we live (in­creas­ingly frag­ile as time goes by) and un­less they are a real haz­ard, live and let live should be our watch­word.

Undis­turbed, wasps do not show a par­tic­u­lar ten­dency to at­tack.

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