How Many People Die Each Year from Giant Asian Hornet Attacks?

How Many People Die Each Year from Giant Asian Hornet Attacks

The Asian giant hornet, or Vespa mandarinia, in the United States, has left many people asking a burning question: “How many people each year die from Giant Asian Hornet attacks?” In truth, while the giant hornet possesses a formidable sting, the media portrayal of these insects as ‘murder hornets’ often tends to inflate the level … Read more

Tracking and Monitoring the Northern Giant Hornet: The Role of Technology and Citizen Science

Tracking and Monitoring the Northern Giant Hornet. Giant Asian Hornets

Introduction The Northern giant hornet is a dangerous invasive species that threaten our local ecosystems, especially honeybees. Tracking and monitoring these hornets is crucial to prevent them from spreading further. By using technology and the help of citizen scientists, we can work together to protect our environment from these unwelcome invaders. GPS Tracking and Remote … Read more

Introducing the Northern Giant Hornet: A Name Change to Reduce Fear and Stigma

Introducing the Northern Giant Hornet

The world’s largest hornet, Vespa mandarinia, has been causing concerns among environmentalists and beekeepers since it was discovered in the Pacific Northwest in 2019. Known for its size, painful sting, and ability to decimate hives in mere hours, the insect has been popularly referred to as the “Asian giant hornet” or the “murder hornet.” However, … Read more

Role of Citizen Science: Tracking the Spread of Asian Giant Hornets

Role of Citizen Science asian killer hornets

Introduction Asian giant hornets are known for aggressive behavior, and the ability to destroy honeybee colonies. In recent years, they have recently invaded North America, specifically the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and Canada. The emergence of killer hornets is a cause for concern. They pose a significant risk to local ecosystems, agriculture, … Read more

What do hornets eat?[Facts About Asian Killer Hornet Facts ]

picture of giant hornet being measured

The Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia), also called the Asian Killer Hornet or Japanese giant hornet is the world’s largest hornet. It is native to temperate and tropical Southeast Asia, and parts of the Russian Far East. It is also found in the Pacific Northwest of North America as of late 2019, with additional sightings in 2020 and 2021, drawing concern that it … Read more

The Murder Hornets Are Back, And This Time They’re Really Mad

close up photo of murder hornet

Just when we thought murder hornets had faded from the headlines for good, they’re back again and deadly as ever. In recent days, the Washington State Department of Agriculture has confirmed the first report of a live Asian giant hornet. Also known as murder hornets for their tendency to, you know, murder honeybees, humans, and other insects—in … Read more

“I was more worried about getting permanent nerve damage”

The scientist charged with vacuuming up a nest of “murder hornets” has said that he feared permanent nerve damage from squirted venom over their toxic stinger. Chris Looney, an entomologist with the Washington state department of agriculture, “I was more worried about getting permanent nerve damage in the eye from the squirted venom than being … Read more

Virgin Queen Captured in Washington State

Two murder hornet queens that escaped last weekend’s vacuuming of their nest in a Washington State tree have been captured. The Washington Department of Agriculture said at least one of the queens is a “virgin,” meaning it was still developing the reproductive system that would allow it to lay eggs and populate a colony. Entomologists used radio … Read more

What will kill a hornets nest?

Getting Rid of Wasp and Hornets Treating murder hornets and other wasps should be done at night, without agitating or disturbing the nest. You will need a quick spray of PT Wasp and Hornet Insecticide. Care should be taken when spraying directly on trees and bushes with the product, spraying as little as possible. If you … Read more