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Have you seen Asian giant hornets aka Murder Hornets?

Currently, there are no confirmations of Asian giant hornets in California

May contain: animal, wasp, bee, andrena, insect, hornet, and invertebrate

There is an increased concern about the invasive Asian giant hornet (aka murder hornets) confirmation in Washington State.

Read NPR article "Murder Hornets Invade Pacific Northwest, Threaten The Honeybee Population"

How to report Asian giant hornets

Please report suspected sightings of Asian giant hornets to California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Report a Pest portal / Their phone number: (800) 491-1899

Asian giant hornets are primarily agricultural pests that can impact honeybee populations. They have secondary health significance to human health when they sting people who disturb their underground colonies.

May contain: honey bee, bee, animal, insect, invertebrate, andrena, wasp, hornet, and apidae

More information from Washington State Department of Agriculture

Currently, mosquitoes in L.A. County are considered more deadly than Asian giant hornets as they directly feed on people. Mosquito bites can result in the spread of diseases such as West Nile virus. 

Please continue to tip and toss stagnant water and protect yourself with repellent to prevent getting sick from mosquito bites.

Asian giant hornet nest in the cavity of a soil embankment. Source: Matsuura, M., and S. F. Sakagami. 1973. A bionomic sketch of the giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, a serious pest for Japanese apiculture. Journal Of The Faculty Of Science Hokkaido University Series VI. Zoology 19(1):125-162.