Traps used are made from a 2-liter or 64-ounce plastic bottles and target Asian giant hornet workers in the summer and fall.
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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.
Plans are to eradicate this latest nest within the next few days.
"We expect there are more nests out there and, like this one, we hope to find them before they can produce new queens."
WSDA entomologists are planning to eradicate the nest next week.