(Trends Wide) — The second nest of “killer hornets” from 2021 has been eradicated in Washington state and the third nest has been located in the same area, according to a tweet from the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA).
The first nest of the year was eradicated late last month in rural Whatcom County.
According to the WSDA website, they will continue to catch the Asian giant hornets, referred to as “killer hornets,” until the end of November.
Asian giant hornets are the largest hornets in the world and were first detected in the United States in 2019. The WDSA is working with local, state and federal partners to prevent them from settling in the United States.