Based on the increased media attention to the “murder hornets” from the New York Times article on May 2, 2020 the TRB board thought it would be appropriate to share some additional information.

Here are some resources to get some further information about the Asian Giant Hornet:

Current map of reported Asian Giant Hornet Sightings:

Washington State University Extension Factsheet:

Washington State Reporting Webpage:

USDA New Pest Response Guidelines (Feb. 2020, very detailed on biology, spread, etc.):


Submitted by Tim Fredricks

Posted May 5, 2020