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The Asian Hornet

Not a seasonal topic, but one worth investing a little time in!

Getting to know our new enemy!

The Current State of affairs:

No Asian hornets have been seen in the UK since 14 October 2018.

The risk of an active Asian hornet nest being found in the UK is negligible during the colder winter months. A risk remains of accidentally transporting an Asian hornet when returning to the UK from abroad.

To date, there have been 13 confirmed sightings of the Asian hornet in England and six nests have been destroyed.

Nine of these sightings occurred in 2018; an individual hornet in Lancashire (April) and Hull, three in Cornwall, two in Hampshire, one in Surrey (all September) and the latest in Kent (October).

It is crucial you report any possible sightings so our experts can take quick and effective action to eradicate Asian hornets.

Click on the picture of the Asian Hornet

The link will take you to a new external page of the BBC

Scroll down the page to view the BBC’s video

How to report an Asian hornet

If you suspect you have seen an Asian hornet you should report this using the ‘Asian Hornet Watch’ app:

You can also report sightings by email: alertnonnative@ceh.ac.uk. Please include information on location, date and number of Asian hornets you have seen. Please also include a photo if you can to help our experts identify the insect.

Alternatively, you can fill out an online report form

If you find a nest, don’t try to remove it yourself – it can be dangerous and should only be done by experts.

 

 

 

 

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