The Asian Giant Hornet aka “Murder Hornets” are creating a buzz after their recent discovery on the Pacific coast of North America. I have previously posted about this insect and efforts in China to control them: https://livingwithinsects.wordpress.com/2016/11/10/living-with-asian-giant-hornet/
In one instance these hornets were nesting in a tall tree, out of reach from the ground and too high to control with insecticide spray. The nest was located near a popular footpath. Several residents had been stung, one fatally. The village asked the government for help. They sent the army complete with flamethrower. Problem solved. Villagers were thankful for decisive action. I don’t know that this could get a permit in the US.