Washington state bug hunters laid waste Saturday to the very first “murder hornet” nest discovered in the U.S.
The Washington State Department of Farming discovered lots of Asian huge hornets in the nest on Thursday.
” Got ’em,” WSDA tweeted Saturday. “Vacuumed out a number of Asian Giant Hornets from a tree cavity near Blaine today.”
State entomologists were preparing to set up scaffolding to get to the nest, seal the hole with foam and after that draw the hornets out with a vacuum through a little hole developed in the foam, the Spokesman-Review reported Friday.
The bug hunters prepared to wear unique protective clothes and face guards to secure versus being sprayed with hornet venom that can trigger eye damage, the paper reported.
They were resulted in the nest by a hornet that had actually been caught and fitted with a tracking gadget.
The hornets are two-inch-long aggressive predators that victimize honey bees.
The researchers are now on the lookout for other Asian huge hornet nests.
” There’s absolutely a great chance there’s more than this one,” WSDA handling entomologist Sven-Erik Spichiger stated, according to the paper.