While finishing up with the 2nd nest found this year, plans are being made to eradicate a 3rd.
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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.
The captured hornets were equipped with tracking devices to be followed back to their nest(s).
This hornet is exhibiting the same behavior we saw last year – attacking paper wasp nests.”
"... the nest will educate county residents at next week’s Northwest Washington Fair in Lynden before reaching its final destination – the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C."
Property owners do not have to do anything other than allow WSDA staff to place the traps and check them every week or 2.
DNA testing and the color variation of the specimen indicate it is not a relative to specimens found in Whatcom County and Canada.