First 'murder hornet' nest in US is found near Canadian border

SEATTLE — After weeks of trapping and searching, entomologists from the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) have found an Asian giant hornet nest on private property in Blaine. It’s the first such nest found in the U.S., and the agency will set out to destroy it Saturday.Four live Asian giant hornets, known to some researchers as “murder hornets,” were caught in two traps this week and tagged, WSDA spokesperson Karla Sapp said Friday.One was followed back to its nest on Thursday.“The nest is inside the cavity of a tree located on private property near an area cleared for a reside…

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