murder hornets canada

Murder hornets have been spotted in Canada and people have had enough

Murder hornets have recently been spotted in Canada and the U.S. for the very first time, as if we need another reason to hide inside right now.

Actually called Asian giant hornets, the massive insects got the nickname "murder hornets" because a series of their painful stings (which have been compared to piercing hot thumbtacks) can be fatal, and they feed on other bees.

They kill up to 50 people a year in Japan, have been found in Washington State as well as White Rock and Vancouver Island in British Columbia, and are now totally freaking everyone out thanks to a recent New York Times article published on the subject.

There are now fears that Asian giant hornets could establish themselves in North America and wipe out domestic bee populations.

Scientists are currently tracking and trapping the hornets in the hopes of keeping them from establishing a deep presence.

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