Scientists Analyze First Asian Giant Hornet Nest Found in US

The first Asian giant hornet’s nest in the US has been examined in Washington after the tree it was discovered in was chopped down and a section of it opened up.

The Washington State Department of Agriculture said in a tweet that it “may be some time” before the final number of insects is known.

The nest was found in Blaine, Washington on October 22 after a number of hornets were trapped and tagged with tracing devices. The nest was then eradicated “by vacuuming the hornets out of the nest,” the department said. Credit: WA State Dept. of Agriculture via Storyful

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