PEST ALERT – Asian Giant Hornet

"The Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia Smith, is an invasive hornet that was first detected in the United States in Washington State near the Canadian border in December 2019. The pest is native to Asia and is a major threat to honeybees. This pest is not known to occur in North Carolina, but early detection is critical for protecting North Carolina honeybees and agriculture."


Fresh from the NCDA&CS Plant Industry Division Plant Protection Section: