New Rules Could Help Get Rid Of Asian Giant Hornets

SEATTLE (AP) – The Washington State Department of Agriculture is moving forward with new rules that would give them more tools to combat the spread of invasive Asian giant hornets.

The pests pose a threat to bees.

Throughout 2020, the agency tracked and trapped the hornets.

Late in the year, they destroyed a nest in a tree in Blaine.

About 200 queens were found.

Now, the department is proposing new rules that would empower them to limit the hornets’ spread.

The agency seeks to impose a quarantine on all live hornets, which would outlaw the sale, distribution or knowing movement of hornets in Washington.

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