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First ‘Murder’ Hornet Nest Found in U.S., Scientists Helped by Dental Floss

October 26, 2020
by CTV News


Scientists in Washington state have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials said.

The process of how scientists discovered the nest was equally surprising, and involved attaching radio trackers to hornets with dental floss.

Spokane is a six to seven-hour drive south east of Vancouver. News of the Asian giant hornet in Washington comes about a year after B.C. first found a nest of these invasive insects in Nanaimo, B.C.

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