Wasps… they’re pretty annoying. But what would happen if all the wasps in the world just disappeared? Well, before you start celebrating, let’s have a little look at some of the lesser-known wonders of wasps. If there are no wasps, it’s not just the insect that would be lost, but a complex society with some surprising similarities to our own. All wasps have a role to fulfil – be it as a queen, or the wasp equivalent of a caretaker, a guard, or even a nanny.