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More AGH nests found near Canada border

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Officials have discovered their third nest this year and fourth overall.

Officials in Washington state have discovered more Asian giant hornet's nests near the Canadian border, a local newspaper has reported.

The state Department of Agriculture was seeking to eradicate another nest in Whatcom County -- the third found this year and the fourth overall, the Bellingham Herald reported.

The agency said on Twitter that it found the nest in the knot of a tree by catching a live hornet, tagging it and tracking it to the nest.

WSDA has said it will continue to trap for Asian giant hornets through the end of November.

The hornet, which is non-native to North America, is migrating from Canada and is known to devastate honey bee hives.

The hornets were first detected in the United States in 2019 when a hornet was reported in Whatcom County. Since that time, WSDA has been working with local, state, and federal partners to find and eradicate the hornets and prevent them from establishing in the United States.

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