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Asian giant hornet? Probably not!

The emergence of wasps and hornets this spring means a lot of Massachusetts residents are once again worried about the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia). Despite the stories in the media, there is still little to fear about this invasive insect in Massachusetts. Asian giant hornet has still only been found in Washington State and […]

Cicada Killer or Murder Hornet?

With all of the media coverage about invasive Asian giant hornets this summer (sometimes called “murder hornets,” but we prefer the more appropriate “Asian giant hornet”), our online pest reporting website has been flooded with reports from the public. Fortunately, Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia) has still only been found in Washington State and adjacent parts […]

More information about the Asian giant hornet

By now, most people have realized that there is not much to be worried about regarding the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia). Though it looks intimidating, and it preys on honey bees and other colonial insects, it has yet to be spotted outside of Washington state and Canada. We know that seeing lots of stories […]

What’s the deal with Asian giant hornets?

News broke this weekend about the appearance of the Asian giant hornet (Vespa mandarinia, aka the “murder hornet”) in Washington state. The Asian giant hornet (“AGH”) is the largest known species of hornet in the world, and a highly aggressive predator of honey bees. The hornets attack hives in a brutal way, decapitating honey bees […]