Asian Hornet lands in UK
Asian Hornet lands in UK

Asian Hornet lands in UK. The Scottish Government has confirmed that a single Asian Hornet, Vespa velutina had been identified at a retail warehouse in the central belt of Scotland. The Asian Hornet is a non-native species. Moreover, it is a serious predator of honey bees and other pollinators which has recently become established in Europe. ‘Warning! Asian Hornet lands in UK’ sounds dramatic. However, there are no more public health risks associated with Asian hornets other than with bees or wasps.

Asian hornets were first identified in the GB during autumn 2016. The initial outbreak was dealt with and no further reports have been confirmed since. It is not possible to identify the origin of this individual and no further sightings have been made. However for surveillance purposes the Scottish Government has placed Asian Hornet traps in the area. Furthermore, they have alerted the pest control industry and beekeepers to be vigilant for this species.

‘Asian Hornet lands in the UK’ : the recent discovery of an Asian Hornet at a supermarket distribution centre in Scotland reinforces the need for vigilance for this invasive pest. The outbreak in Gloucestershire last autumn was contained by the Government’s quick response and speedy reporting by the public. We can only keep this pest from establishing in the UK if we have rapid reporting of any findings and the assistance of the pest control industry is vital for this. Early interception and reporting are key.

The Asian Hornet lands in the UK. Lve and let live.

‘Asian Hornet lands in the UK’. Hornets are yellow and brown in colour. They are between 20 and 35mm in length meaning that they are slightly larger than wasps. In addition, the biology and life cycle of hornets is similar to wasps. The young, fertilised females hibernate through the winter and emerge in the spring to form new colonies. In fact, they are from the same order (Hymenoptera). However, the distribution and extent of the hornet is usually limited to mainland Europe and the southern part of the British Isles. Climate change has had an impact on the range and extent of this insect. For example, sightings have been reported in North West England and Wales.

In spite of their large size, hornets are not particularly aggressive. Furthermore, because they are relatively uncommon, they should not be destroyed unless absolutely necessary.


Warning! Asian Hornet lands in the UK’.Hornets’ nest in conservatory in Wrexham. These insects are not very friendly when they feel threatened. If you find a nest in your conservatory or close to your house, leave it alone and call Moreover, stay well away from the nest if you have a known allergy. The hornets will get aggressive, so our experts will wear full personal protective equipment when dealing with the infestation.

Our trained technicians will devise a customised treatment plan for dealing with your hornets.

In conclusion, call when you first see hornets to prevent the nest from getting larger and reducing the risk of attack.

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