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Asian Killer Hornets are on their way to the UK

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Asian Killer Hornets are on their way to the UK

Asian Killer Hornets are on the way.....
Fears have been growing about the imminent arrival of the killer hornets, which can eat up to 50 honey bees each a day.

Those behind the deadly attacks this summer appear to be the Asian giant hornet, or Vespa mandarinia.
The Asian giant Hornet grows up to 5cm long with a 6mm sting  which injects a large amount of potent venom.
That's Two Inches long, with a very big sting
The hornet sting can be extremely painful to humans and has been compared to a hot nail being hammered into the body

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2648558/Emergency-powers-tackle-invasion-killer-Asian-Hornet...

I'm sleeping with my Windows shut Tonight !
Even though the Hornets are most aggressive in behaviour when they mate and migrate in September and October.
I actually have anti-insect nets which I place across open windows when it's really hot overnight, I wonder if they would keep out the Hornets ?
Anti-insect metal grills needed ?
Can you imagine hearing one (or more) of these in your dark bedroom buzzing around !!

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Re: Asian Killer Hornets are on their way to the UK

Doubt these will be any good then
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Re: Asian Killer Hornets are on their way to the UK

Nope !... they are FLY catchers.... other insects are not included in the menu !  Cheesy
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Re: Asian Killer Hornets are on their way to the UK

Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-FhiQosqO0
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Re: Asian Killer Hornets are on their way to the UK

Hornets and wasps all look the same to me and have the same effect.
Even bluebottles buzzing close have a similar effect on me Cheesy

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Re: Asian Killer Hornets are on their way to the UK

Looks like someone has captured one of the "Zanti Misfits" in the picture.
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Re: Asian Killer Hornets are on their way to the UK

They're really going to feel the cold when they get here  Grin
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Re: Asian Killer Hornets are on their way to the UK

No doubt a Chinese or Pakistani business will invent coats for the poor cold hornets
@ least it wont break nano(tm) / patent etc Cheesy
That said there are more countries inventing stuff these days Tongue