Washington state scientists to set 1,000 traps for ‘murder hornets’ – IOTW Report

Washington state scientists to set 1,000 traps for ‘murder hornets’

Just The News: Scientists will set about 1,000 traps this year in northern Washington state as part of an effort to wipe out the Asian giant hornet, preventing the menacing insect from establishing a foothold in the state and beyond.

Asian giant hornets are the world’s largest hornets, with queens reaching up to 2 inches in length. The apex predators are considered an invasive species in North America and are well known for their aggression and ability to kill bee and other hornet species.

A small group of the Asian giant hornets can, in a matter of hours, kill an entire honey bee hive. Honey bees pollinate many of the crops in Washington’s multi-billion-dollar agriculture industry.

The Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, was first detected in the Pacific Northwest in 2019.

Sven-Erik Spichiger, Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) managing entomologist, said three Asian giant hornet nests were detected last year. more

10 Comments on Washington state scientists to set 1,000 traps for ‘murder hornets’

  1. Hope they’re better at trapping hornets than the Hawaiians are at trapping feral chickens but I have doubts.

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  2. Glad to see that murder Hornets are back in the news because nobody’s falling for monkey pox…

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  3. So, what about trapping the swarms of murder migrants coming across the Mexican border? A thousand traps sounds like a good start.

    -FJB

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  4. Worthless fucking state government here is a pathetic joke. I know Inslee is champing at the bit to restart the bullshit.

    If they set those traps for the idiots in Olympia, they’d need a lot more than a 1,000. It’s an infestation.

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  5. If they are only he Washington State payroll, it’s a hundred to one that will they are “scientists” and not scientists we are talking about

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  6. In the mean time over at NIAD, Dr. Fauci says that we all need to be wearing masks to help stop the spread of murder hornets.

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  7. I can give them a better deal. Just gimme a pass on my Texas license being good there.

    Amateurs.

  8. Biden, Pelosi and Schumer are calling for comprehensive stinger control of all insects.

    However, Murder Hornets are released after capture with their stinger intact after Liberal Cockroach Judges agree Murder Hornets were singled out and wrongfully discriminated against.
    (BLM) Bee’s Lives Matter support the Murder Hornets release to sting again.

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