Investigators wipe out Asian giant hornet nest in US

Experts were able to track down one of the murder hornet nests, the first in the U.S., and destroyed it.
2:25 | 10/26/20

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We are back with that breakthrough in the hunt for murder hornets. Experts tracking down one of their nests for the first time here in the U.S. And destroying it. Kayna Whitworth has that story for us. Good morning, kayna. Reporter: Yeah, hey, robin, good morning. Scientists see this as a huge win. They've been hunting the Murdoch H hornet -- murder hornet for near Aly year. It came as a surprise when they found it because they normally nest in the ground. This morning, a ground breaking discovery as scientists battle the invasion of the murder hornet in Washington state. Experts dressed in special suits designed to protect them from the vious stings of the hornets removing a massive nest, the first ever in the U.S. State scientists using dental floss to attach radio transmitters like this one and track them back T their nevertheless. I took a step back and realized we were actually standing right under the nest. We had, I fact, tracked her straight back to where she came from. Reporter: Then in the dark of night, the protected scientists went on the hunt. First wrapping a tree in plastic. Then vacuuming the murder hornets into this tube. We never thought that they were going to find a nest on our property. Reporter: A big victory in the battle to keep the species from getting a foothold in the U.S. Expert warned if action wasn't taken now the murder hornet could decimate thehoneybee population. Only a few Asian giant hornets can take out 30,000 healthy honeybees and we have no match that's effective at all. Reporter: They also are known to kill, up to 50 people a year. Oh, searing pain. Reporter: Coyote Peterson showing how painful those stings can be willingly getting stung here for his YouTube show. You can imagine getting yourself into a scenario where somehow Mike Tyson was able to taken open shot at your jaw. I literally saw stars like I had been punched in the face. Reporter: Yeah, these things are no joke. Now, they plan on cutting down the tree that they found and will remove any murder hornets that might still be there. Scientists say it's highly likely there are more nests around so plan on keeping their traps up at least through Wow. Kayna, happy Monday, everyone. It is 2020, right? Kidding. We have a much less scary

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