Murder Hornets

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:

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.

Awesome Video

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Jonathan Neal is a retired Associate Professor of Entomology at Purdue University and author of the textbook, Living With Insects (2010). This blog is a forum to communicate about the intersection of insects with people and policy. This is a personal blog. The opinions and materials posted here are those of the author and are in no way connected with those of my employer.
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3 Responses to Murder Hornets

  1. hdbd says:

    Murder hornet is too risky.
    i am really afraid of it.
    Thank you very much for the informative post.
    i learned a lot from your article.
    Let’s hope for the best.

  2. Hemmerling says:

    Those hornets can be spotted in many regions of the world, even where they weren’t earlier seen. The climate is changing and the hornets are beeing taken with the planes, ships with the cargo.

  3. jjneal says:

    Invasive species are an ongoing problem. Entomologists have a steady stream of new problems to address

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