Investigators detail how they tracked down Asian giant hornet nest

The officials who found and destroyed the nest in Washington state revealed that they did not capture the queen murder hornet.
1:40 | 10/27/20

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Back now on "Gma" with the latest on the hunt for those murder hornets. Officials who destroyed that nest in Washington state revealing they did not capture the queen. Kayna Whitworth has the latest. Reporter: This morning, scientists who eliminated the first murder hornet nest in the U.S. Say they killed nearly 100 of the invasive species but a even bigger concern is what they didn't find. The queen is still inside. The hornet we tagged is still inside the tree or the tag itself has fallen off. Reporter: The murder hornet with a stinger a fourth of an inch long that can penetrate a beekeeping suit. The fact they can sting you multiple times and deliver venom multiple times is the problem. Reporter: They can spit that venom also. Our protective suits have a face covering and come with goggles. Reporter: These special suitsotect the scientists as they wrap the nest the size of a basketball in plastic then they vacuumed out the hornets. Afterwards pumping carbon dioxide into the tree in an fort to kill any remaining hornhe U.S. Experts say these hornets attack honeybee hives capable of killing thousands in just a few hours and since honeybees pollenate our crops experts worry this could be a threat to our food supply if action wasn't taken. Therobably a few more nests we need to locate. Reporter: Now scientists say this problem remains localized, they think eradication is possible but they're taking it seriously. Not just for Washington state, but for the rest of the cou As they should. Yeah, thank you for that.

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