Sven Spichiger, Washington State Department of Agriculture managing entomologist, displays a canister of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a nest in a tree behind him on Saturday in Blaine. (Elaine Thompson / AP)
Sven Spichiger, Washington State Department of Agriculture managing entomologist, displays a canister of Asian giant hornets vacuumed from a nest in a tree behind him on Saturday in Blaine. (Elaine Thompson / AP)
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Crews vacuum ‘murder hornets’ out of nest in Washington state

Crews wearing thick protective suits vacuumed the invasive insects from the cavity of a tree into large canisters. The suits prevent the hornets' stingers from hurting workers, who also wore face shields because the trapped hornets can spit a painful venom into their eyes.  VIEW Updated

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