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Scientists raise alarms about the revival of the killer wasps


Scientists and state agencies are concerned about the revival of the killer wasps, a giant flying insect known for its deadly sting and its ability to destroy a colony of bees within hours . Experts are warning the public that this invasive species’ hibernation is coming to an end and that scientists need help to eradicate them before they become a bigger problem.

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The killer Hornet began to build its nest in springBut the operation is accompanied by a trail of destruction. In the past two years, this beetle has been discovered in the state of Washington and British Columbia.

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“This is not one species we want to tolerate here in the United States. We might not get them all, but we should get as much as we can. “Sven-Erik Spichiger, manager of entomology at the Washington State Department of Agriculture, said.

Scientists are now calling on the public for help. Washington State Department of Agriculture announced one declare Encourage people to set traps of orange juice or brown sugar.

“Washington’s plans remain similar to last year’s response, including the emphasis on emphasis towards the community, reporting, and trapping outside of the agency’s traps, ”the department said. “[The department] will continue to use orange juice and rice wine in traps while citizen scientists will have the option of using orange juice or brown sugar bait. “

Last year, traps and villagers reported were instrumental to contain wasps. Nearly half of the confirmed reports of murderous wasps in Washington came from members of the public. The agency says it will still rely on the community this year as part of its broad approach to elimination. invasive species.

The so-called murderous wasps, called by science Vespa mandarinia, is the killer insect accounts for dozens of deaths each year in Asia. However, their biggest threat is not to humans, but to bees. A wasp can kill a bee in just 14 seconds.

+ Washington State Department of Agriculture

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