Giant Murder Hornets Spotted for First Time Ever in US

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While the world is undergoing the biggest threat to humanity for years, it has become hard to remember that there are other stories out there.

Coronavirus dominates every thought, every hour, every headline – especially when one things of hospitals, doctors, and nurses. But there are other stories out there – and this is just one of them.

Unfortunately it’s another pretty terrifying tale! The tale of Murder Hornets in the US.

Keep scrolling to learn more.

Since December 2019, global headlines have been adorned by continuously terrifying news about the spread of the notorious virus.

At the time of writing, there are over 3,328,106 confirmed cases.

A horrifying number.

In a bid to combat the spread of the virus, various world leaders have imposed lockdowns upon their countries.

With strict social-distancing rules preventing them from having any physical contact with friends and loved ones.

And the only thing getting many people through these dark times is the idea that, by remaining self-isolated, they are helping to slowly rid the world of the devastating pandemic.

That there are millions of other stories out there that have nothing to do with COVID-19.

This is the story of murder hornets in the US. And yes, at first glance they sound even more terrifying than COVID-19.

The Giant Asian hornets, which have the nickname Murder Hornets, have been spotted in the US for the first time ever.

Washington state that is. And bee keepers have been left to discover some horrifying scenes.

Well multiple bee keepers have found countless bees with their heads ripped clean off.

Well, a bee breeder at the Washington State University’s department of entomology, Susan Cobey, said:
They’re like something out of a monster cartoon with this huge yellow-orange face.

Just look at them compared to normal insects.

Well, because they murder DUH. They’re well known for brutally massacring bees.

Multiple stings from a Murder Hornet and you can wind up dead, even if you’re not allergic.

Writing in WSU Insider, Seth Truscott said:
Hornets are most destructive in the late summer and early fall, when they are on the hunt for sources of protein to raise next year’s queens.

They attack honey bee hives, killing adult bees and devouring bee larvae and pupae, while aggressively defending the occupied colony,” he added. “Their stings are big and painful, with a potent neurotoxin. Multiple stings can kill humans, even if they are not allergic.

Well first things first: do not attempt to remove them yourself.

Don’t try to take them out yourself if you see them. If you get into them, run away, then call us! It is really important for us to know of every sighting if we’re going to have any hope of eradication.

If you are in Washington State and spot Asian giant hornets, you can report them to authorities using an app from the Washington Invasive Species Council.