The danger of an Asian giant hornet or killer hornet to the average person is low at this time, Washington State Department of Agriculture entomologist Chris Looney told USA TODAY. But the predators kill between 40 and 50 people annually in Japan – many victims suffer from allergies, but some have died from the potency of the venom alone.
One of most important keys to being safe is to not be overly curious when suspecting a possible hornet nest. Be aware of your surroundings. Take necessary precautions when working or playing outdoors in areas with reports and sightings of the Asian hornet.
Below, we have put together a selection of products to protect yourself against the murder hornets.