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Discussion in 'Outdoor Gardening in the Pacific Northwest' started by Margot, Aug 12, 2021.

  1. Margot

    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    I am posting this story to hopefully side-step sensationalistic reports such as we have had in past years.

    Yes, the Giant Asian Hornet has been sighted again in our general area but, as this article confirms, the situation is under control and not a reason for panic.

    First live 'murder hornet' sighted near U.S.-Canada border, say scientists

    And another reason to be optimistic that we are all not at imminent risk of being stung to death is this:
    Vancouver Island could be deemed murder hornet-free zone by September | Vancouver Sun

    Really, there are only so many things a person can be worried about at any one time - aren't there?
     
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  2. Georgia Strait

    Georgia Strait Generous Contributor

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    On some « news » it says the Dept of Ag employees were attacked recently

    This article from a more reputable news site (Link below) says they took part of the alder tree to WSU Extension in Bellingham WA

    AND - Scroll down in this article to read about a person in France who invented a hornet trap

    Washington state officials destroy first ‘murder hornet’ nest of the season

    Edited by wcutler: that link is only to a small icon photo. Here is a link:
    Washington State Destroys The 1st 'Murder Hornet' Nest Of The Season : NPR
     
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  4. AlainK

    AlainK Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator Maple Society 10 Years

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    The ransom of globalisation. (emoticon: raised airbrows, or sthmg)

    I saw a video of bees killing these hornets with the heat they coukld gather when swarming around them.

    Can we (you) build a sort of "hornet-fence" the way they do in Australia for rabbits, or eliminate all feral cats ?

    We'll have to find ways to live in a global world. For good or worse...
     
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    Acerholic Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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