"Murder Hornets" Vacuumed out of Tree in Washington State


The first nest of "murder hornets'' to be found in the United States was sucked into oblivion over the weekend by authorities in Blaine, Washington.

Asian giant hornets – dubbed murder hornets – kill about a dozen people a year in Asian countries, where the insect is more common. But this nest was wiped out Saturday to protect honeybees in the Washington state area. The world’s largest hornets, which measure two inches long, can destroy entire hives of honeybees, critical to crops like raspberries and blueberries because they provide needed pollination.