BLAINE, Wash. — Officials with the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) reported today, September 10th, they had located another Asian giant hornet (AGH) nest, the second this year.
On September 8th, WSDA confirmed 2 new public reports of AGHs in north Whatcom County including a live specimen that was able to be tagged with an electronic tracking device and released. There was also the first confirmed bottle trap catch of the year.
Citizens are encouraged to report suspected sightings, and learn how to set up bottle traps on your property through the WSDA “citizen scientist program” at agr.wa.gov/hornets
Plans are to eradicate this latest nest within the next few days.