Scientists Will Set 1,000 Traps for Murder Hornets This Year

Scientists will set about 1,000 traps this year in their quest to wipe out the Asian giant hornet in Washington.

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FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2020 photo, Sven Spichiger, Washington state Department of Agriculture managing entomologist, displays a canister of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a nest in a tree behind him in Blaine, Wash. Authorities in Washington state said Tuesday, May 24, 2022, that scientists will set about 1,000 traps in their quest to wipe out the Asian giant hornet in the state. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Scientists will set about 1,000 traps this year in their quest to wipe out the Asian giant hornet in Washington, the state Department of Agriculture said Tuesday. Scientists believe the hornets, first detected in the Pacific Northwest state in 2019, are confined in Whatcom County, which is located on the Canadian border north of Seattle. “We are doing pretty good right now,” said Sven-Erik Spichiger, who is leading the fight to…

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