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US First 'murder hornet' nest found in US successfully removed

15:30  25 october  2020
15:30  25 october  2020 Source:   cnn.com

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The first nest of Asian giant hornets found in the US has successfully been destroyed by scientists. The nest , in the state of Washington, was found by putting tracker devices on the hornets and it was sucked out of a tree using a vacuum hose. The invasive species insects, known as " murder hornets "

— The first nest of murder hornets discovered in the U . S . was successfully removed Saturday by wildlife officials. >> Read more trending news. A Washington State Agriculture Department worker found two of the insects found in a trap Wednesday. Two more hornets were captured Thursday.

The first nest of giant "murder hornets" ever discovered in the United States has been eliminated, two days after it was located in Washington state.

a close up of a plant: An Asian giant hornet with an attached tracking device is shown near Blaine, Washington on October 7, 2020. © Karla Salp/Washington State Department of Agriculture via AP An Asian giant hornet with an attached tracking device is shown near Blaine, Washington on October 7, 2020.

The Asian giant hornet nest was found on Thursday at 4 p.m. local time by entomologists from the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) in the cavity of a tree on a property near the town of Blaine.

WSDA staff tracked down the nest through radio trackers which they had attached to several captured hornets. They saw dozens of the insects flying in and out of the tree.

Authorities discover first 'murder hornet' nest in U.S.

  Authorities discover first 'murder hornet' nest in U.S. After weeks of searching, the agency said it found the nest of Asian giant hornets in Blaine, a city north of Seattle near the Canadian border. Bad weather delayed plans to destroy the nest Friday. The world’s largest hornet at 2 inches long, the invasive insects can decimate entire hives of honeybees and deliver painful stings to people. Farmers in the northwestern U.S. depend on those honeybees to pollinate many crops, including raspberries and blueberries.

Hornets , wasps and bees typically found in the United States kill an average of 62 people a year Washington state and the Canadian province of British Columbia are the only places the hornets have been found in North America. Workers vacuum murder hornets from first nest found in the US .

Entomologists in Washington State have discovered the first Asian giant hornet nest in the US , and are planning to destroy it as an invasive species. Entomologists with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) first received reports of these hornets last December, and this

An attempt to eradicate the nest took place on Saturday and "appears to have been successful," the WSDA said in a short statement. "The WSDA Pest Program vacuumed numerous specimens out of the nest," it added

The owner of the property had given the department permission to remove the nest and also the tree if necessary, WSDA said on Friday.

The department will give more information about the removal operation, which was postponed from Friday to Saturday due to "inclement weather," at a press conference on October 26.

Asian giant hornets, which are not native to the US, were first discovered in Washington state in December last year, leading the WSDA to set up a network of traps around the state with the help of citizen scientists. The first hornet was caught in the state in July.

Washington state discovers first 'murder hornet' nest in U.S.

  Washington state discovers first 'murder hornet' nest in U.S. The giant insects were first detected in the U.S. in December 2019.After weeks of searching, the agency said it found the nest of Asian giant hornets in Blaine, a city north of Seattle near the Canadian border. Bad weather delayed plans to destroy the nest Friday.

A nest full of deadly ' murder hornets ' was just found in Washington State, the first such discovery in the United States . The Washington State Dept. of Agriculture says they've located an Asian giant hornet nest on a private property in Blaine and as you can see, the murder hornets set up shop

First murder hornet nest in US is found in Washington state after radio trackers were attached to the bugs.

A small group of these hornets, which are the world's biggest, can kill a hive of honey bees "in a matter of hours," according to the WSDA. They usually nest in the ground but can also be found in dead trees.

a small bird perched on a tree branch: An Asian giant hornet is pictured in a tree at a property near Blaine, Washington, where a nest of the insects was discovered. © Washington Department of Agriculture An Asian giant hornet is pictured in a tree at a property near Blaine, Washington, where a nest of the insects was discovered.

Asian giant 'murder hornet' queens captured in Washington .
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