INSECT GENOCIDE People worried about ‘murder hornet’ invasion are slaughtering MILLIONS of innocent
"Murder hornets” recently found in Washington state don’t often kill humans, and bug experts have warned that unless you’re a beekeeper or a honeybee, there’s not much need to worry.
“Millions and millions of innocent native insects are going to die as a result of this,” Yanega said of the “hype” caused by the Asian giant hornets.
Yanega continued: “My colleagues in Japan, China, and Korea are just rolling their eyes in disbelief at what kind of snowflakes we are.”
Washington Agriculture Department entomologist Chris Looney, who is working on the state’s search for the large hornets, told The Associated Press: “They are not ‘murder hornets.’ They are just hornets.”
Yanega told the Times that as of Friday, there haven’t been any reported sightings of the hornets.
But despite that, people across the US, including beekeepers, have been putting out traps with orange juice and rice cooking wine.
The mixture in the trap, Yanega said, will not just lure in the “murder hornets” — but all types of native insects that are important and beneficial.
Of bees and wasps, he said: “They eat several times their weight in caterpillars from people’s vegetable gardens and ornamental plants, so indiscriminately killing them does much more harm than good.”
The number of honeybees has been declining for years, with the winter of 2018 to 2019 one of the worst on record.
3 Problems like mites, diseases, pesticides, and a loss of food are clearing out the population.
Yanega said of the giant hornets: “I don’t want to downplay this — they are logistically dangerous insects,” Yanega said, but noted that people in Asia have learned to live alongside them for years — and even eat them.
“But having people in Tennessee worry about this is just ridiculous. The only people who should be bothering experts with concerns about wasp IDs are living in the northwest quadrant of Washington (state).”