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Put the swatter away – we need insects to thrive and survive, say experts as sun brings out flies and wasps

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Bees are essential to a thriving ecosystem. Photo: Ludmila Smite

Bees are essential to a thriving ecosystem. Photo: Ludmila Smite

Wasps are really important predators that feed on other insects that might cause us trouble

Wasps are really important predators that feed on other insects that might cause us trouble

Stock image of flying ants in the north Dublin area. Photo: Adrian Weckler

Stock image of flying ants in the north Dublin area. Photo: Adrian Weckler

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Bees are essential to a thriving ecosystem. Photo: Ludmila Smite

Warm weather means a greater likelihood of encountering insects but experts are pleading with the scared and squeamish to please not swat.

Flies can be our friends, wasps are warriors for the good and, even when airborne, ants are harmless.


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