murder hornet

Crews vacuum ‘murder hornets’ out of Washington nest

Heavily protected crews in Washington state worked Saturday to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the United States. The state Agriculture Department had spent weeks searching, trapping and using dental floss to tie tracking devices to Asian giant hornets, which can deliver painful stings to people and spit venom but are […]

Omaha residents report seeing murder hornets, expert says not to worry

Omaha residents have reported seeing giant bugs in the metro area recently, worried they could be murder hornets — properly known as Asian Giant Hornets. 6 News’ Lileana Pearson looked into it. First, the good news — while huge and buzzing around my ankles, these bugs are not murder hornets. There have been no reports […]

Invasive ‘murder hornet’ spotted in US for first time

Just when you thought 2020 couldn’t get any worse, we have giant hornets with freakish eyes and a venomous sting to add to this year’s list of worries. For the first time, Asian giant hornets have been spotted in the United States, specifically in Washington state, scientists say. Beekeepers have reported piles of dead bees […]