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First Male Asian Giant Hornet Trapped in Washington Weeks Earlier Than Anticipated

09/02/2020

The Giant Hornet is a new invasive pest in the United States and Canada. These hornets attack and destroy honeybee hives. A few hornets can destroy a hive in a matter of hours. The hornets enter a "slaughter phase" where they kill bees by decapitating them. They then defend the hive as their own, taking the brood to feed their own young. They also attack other insects but are not known to destroy entire populations of those insects. As reported by PCT Online, the first Male Asian Giant Hornet was trapped in Washington last week.

In general, these giant hornets do not attack people or pests; however, they can attack if they feel threatened. They are a large insect with very large stinger that can sting repeatedly.

Here at Magic Exterminating, we treat for Hornets, Bees and Wasps that nest on properties in New York City and Long Island. It is not uncommon to see wasps or hornets build nests on a structure. Below is an example of a bald-faced hornets building a nest below the overhang of a garage. If you see a hornet's nest like this being built, call Magic Exterminating for a free pest control estimate to exterminate these or any other pests.

Hornet Nest in New York City