While there were no sightings last year, the hornet is not yet considered eradicated.
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The species won’t be considered eradicated until at least 3 years of no sightings and no captures.
WSDA officials have said they will continue to set traps until there have been 3 successive years with no confirmed northern giant hornet captures.
Traps used are made from a 2-liter or 64-ounce plastic bottles and target Asian giant hornet workers in the summer and fall.
AGHs captured live have been followed to 4 nests, 1 in 2020 and 3 in 2021.
"The location was well within the flight distance from the US nests."
"We received a concerning report of a suspected Asian giant hornet today - concerning because of the location, which is much further east than any confirmed sighting."
This nest was reported last Saturday during an announcement that the 3rd nest had been eradicated.
While finishing up with the 2nd nest found this year, plans are being made to eradicate a 3rd.