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Giant Asian Murder Hornets Found in Washington State
We have been getting lots of questions about Asian giant hornets, aka “murder hornets”. So far, these insects have not been spotted anywhere in the US other than Washington state. It is very unlikely that you will find one in Arkansas.
If you have any questions for us about insects or plant pests, you can always ask our pest crew and submit photos at
To see a recent story about ‘murder hornets’ check out https://www.5newsonline.com/article/news/murder-hornets-unlikely-to-show-up-in-arkansas-anytime-soon/527-7de512a8-8560-4550-ad85-0cc6b7dd9116
Check out this piece done by Jon Zawislak to find even more information on the subject: