Asian giant hornets are still making headlines after many sensational news have come out this summer citing these as “Murder Hornets”. While the click bait has drawn in a lot of views, their have only been a total of five of these seen on U.S. soil. If you’re running a pest control business then you will have to deal with a lot of calls from people who think they are dealing with these. You’ll want to be compassionate and let them know you can deal with their situation with professionalism.
- Only five Asian giant hornets have been sighted so far in the United States, with all five found in Washington state.
- Cicada Killers and European hornets can easily be mistaken for Asian giant hornets.
- The Washington State Department of Agriculture has launched a program encouraging the public to report any and all Asian giant hornet sightings.
“The fright associated with the insect has led to countless ‘2020 in a nutshell’ memes as the public deals with the pandemic, protests and more this summer.”