Facts about Giant Hornets
At 1 and 1/3 inches long, Asian Giant Hornets are the largest hornet species in the world and are found in Japan, China, and several other Asian countries. They attack bees nests, often devastating colonies. They kill honey bees and carry off the developing brook to their nest where they fee their colony.
For a stinging insect, Asian Giant Hornets cause a higher than average number of human deaths when victims are stung repeatedly by the same hornet. Unlike honey bees, hornets can sting repeatedly without a problem. The venom is highly toxic and causes damage to body tissues and the nervous system. Typically, stings cause pain and swelling. However, allergic individuals and people who suffer multiple stings may need medical attention.
Controlling this hornet requires the service of a professional. It is similar to controlling aerial nests of Yellow-jackets, Bald-face hornets, and European hornets. Although, great care is needed because of the potential of being stung.
Products registered for stinging insect should work effectively for these hornets. They have no known pesticide resistance at this time.