This is not the news we needed, but two more murder hornet nests have been discovered near the B.C. border in Washington State.
According to the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA), the second Asian giant hornet nest of 2021 was located on September 10.
UPDATE – Our team on the ground has located the second Asian giant hornet nest of 2021. Eradication plans are under… https://t.co/J2Eeaf3bbw— Washington State Department of Agriculture (@Washington State Department of Agriculture) 1631296739.0
Thanks to some quick work, the WSDA tweeted just one day later that the nest had been destroyed, but a third nest was located within the same area.
The agency noted that all the nests so far have been discovered southwest of the first nest, "all within a few miles of each incident in North Whatcom county." Work is now underway to get rid of the third nest.
According to the WSDA, Asian giant hornets aka murder hornets, are the biggest hornets in the world and are not native to the area.
The Invasive Species Council of BC states that they can range in size from 2.5 to 5 centimetres.