First Asian giant hornet nest eradicated in U.S. this year
Last updated 8/27/2021 at 12:21pm
State entomologists eradicated an Asian giant hornet nest with nearly 1,500 hornets in various life stages in east Blaine August 25. The nest was three times the size of the first nest found just two miles away in October 2020.
The Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) vacuumed worker hornets from the nest that was found August 19 at the base of a dead alder tree, according to an August 26 WSDA press release. Entomologists discovered a nest with nine combs inside the tree. Using nets, WSDA caught more hornets during the eradication.
WSDA transported the nest to Washington State University's Bellingham extension for analysis.
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