Eric Pfeiffer of Yahoo News brings us an awesome wasp story. A giant wasp nest is in a Chinese village, high up in a tree. The wasps have stung dozens of people. One man has died of stings. Local pest control can’t help. What can be done?
The small village of Jiangjin Tsz Wan Yuen Tsuen called the government. The Chinese government doesn’t mess around. They sent in the army with flamethrowers. A 3 man unit aimed their flame thrower at the nest, destroying it in seconds.
I assume the wasps involved are the Asian Giant Hornets, Vespa mandarinia, (aka: Yak-Killer Hornet). These hornets have a potent venom that can kill people even without an allergic reaction.
KPLR documents the atrocities!