If You See This Insect, You Might Want to Keep it Around

Jan 8, 2014

Ensign Wasp
Ensign Wasp
Credit bugguide.net

When most of us see bugs of any kind in the house, our immediate response is to grab the fly swatter or the bug spray, but there’s one insect you might want to consider having as a house guest.  

KUT News reported ensign wasps or Evaniidae are black, look like they might be a cross between a housefly, grasshopper and a wasp.  They fly and jump.  The reason you might want to keep them around?  They kill baby cockroaches.

The presence of these creatures means you have cockroaches.

They will help control the cockroach population, but they won’t get rid of them completely.  They’ll need a little help.