Space-suited bug specialists successfully vacuumed up a nest of so-called “murder hornets” in Washington state on Saturday.
I'd love to see the videos from Hornet King on an Asian Giant Hornet keeping journey, lol. His series keeping the European hornets was really fun! I hope they wait to take over Michigan until after I die because as much as I find wasps to be fascinating, important animals, I still can't cure my phobia of them and would greatly prefer not to have to potentially see a live and uncontained one that size. XDIt will be interesting to see if hornet enthusiasts start keeping this species...I wonder...
Oh yes yes, he has a channel on YouTube! He started out because he gets hired to remove problem wasp nests from homes and yards. He takes the comb and feeds the larvae to his chickens (and rescued squirrel lol). He got interested in them and gets wonderful footage- most of what I know about them I learned from watching his videos because he really goes deeply into their interesting little lives. I already knew they were totally metal with the workers starving after the larvae stopped coming in late summer and early fall, but from him I learned how organized and efficient they are and how the larvae drum on the comb, scraping it with their mandibles to signal that they need food, and how the nests are built, and a lot more. Some of the nests he is able to relocate to his own property, and he raised a European hornet queen and built a box for her to make a colony in (she chose to go find a tree instead). Thanks to him I was able to make my fears much much better than they were- I still can't handle the thought of one landing on me but can watch them outside without freaking out or running away. I love arthropods (well, obviously lol) but wasps and the larger bumblebees are just very unsettling to me. It's a bit embarrassing perhaps, but I can't do much about it except keep learning about them and hope I can override the lizard brain one day. Part of it I'll never be able to do anything about- I have certain noise sensitivities and the frequency of buzzing of large winged insects in flight feels somewhat akin to having someone rub tinfoil over my back teeth, can't stand it. There are certain airplane engines that make that sound too and I hate when they are flying overhead. If I heard one of these Asian ladies I'm sure I'd head for the hills. XDCan't say I've heard of that fellow before, I'll have to check him out.
Probably best to face your fear instead of banking on that chance, ha ha.
It’s this, but everyone always wants to turn a blind eye and blame other things, but no this has a large part in it, I used to do pesticide work and chemicals are no joke and they do damage and kill insects, it’s what insecticides are produced to do hahahah. Like really people....we don’t want to blame pesticides..!?Take a good hard look at the chemical industries in the US