Dozens Killed By Freakishly Huge Hornets In China – And Now They Are Attacking People In The U.S. Too

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Asian Giant Hornet - Photo by Blogger Kurt Bell

The photo of an Asian giant hornet posted above was taken by blogger Kurt Bell, and as you can see, these Asian giant hornets are freakishly huge.  They are also extremely aggressive and they are not afraid to attack people at all.  And as you will read about below, getting stung by one of them is exceedingly painful.  If they only attacked humans once in a while, it wouldn’t be that big of a deal.  Unfortunately, Asian giant hornets appear to be multiplying rapidly and they have killed dozens of people in China in recent months.  But most Americans are not going to get too concerned about a plague of giant hornets on the other side of the planet.  Well, what if I told you that Asian giant hornets are now spreading like wildfire in this country and attacking people all over the United States?  Would I have your attention then?  Because that is precisely what is happening.

The recent giant hornet attacks in China have made headlines all over the globe.  For example, the following is an excerpt from a recent article in the Guardian

Twenty-eight people have died and hundreds have been injured in a wave of attacks by giant hornets in central China, according to reports.

Victims described being chased for hundreds of meters by the creatures and stung as many as 200 times.

How would you like to be stung 200 times?

And when you get stung by one of these giant hornets, it is immensely painful and it can dissolve your skin

Being stung feels “like a hot nail through my leg,” as one entomologist put it, and their venom can dissolve skin. They’re fast, too, flying up to 25 miles per hour (41 kilometers an hour). They’re also the largest hornets on the planet, reaching 5.5 centimeters (2.2 inches).

You can’t outrun these hornets and they are unbelievably vicious.  Just check out what they do to other bees

The Asian giant hornet is the world’s largest hornet, and is a voracious predator that dines on mantises, bees and other large insects. It has a deservedly evil reputation for wiping out entire hives containing thousands of honeybees by biting off the bees’ heads and then stealing their honey and bee larvae. The hornets are capable of flying up to 62 miles (100 kilometers) in a single day at speeds of 25 mph (40 km/h).

Asian giant hornets are five times larger than regular honey bees, and they have absolutely huge jaws.  They work incredibly quickly and they can kill up to 40 honey bees in a single minute.

Perhaps this is one of the factors that is contributing to the massive decline in the honey bee population around the globe.

But much more frightening is what these giant hornets are now doing to humans.  Just check out the following example from a recent Quartz article

Here’s a chilling scene that Chen Changlin, an Ankang farmer, witnessed one evening a few days ago. As he harvested rice on evening, hornets swarmed a woman and child working nearby. When they reached Chen, they stung him for three minutes straight. Chen made it; the other two died. “The more you run, the more they want to chase you,” said another victim, whose kidneys were ravaged by the venom. When he was admitted to the hospital, his urine was the color of soy sauce.

Of course these giant predators no longer reside just in Asia.  Thanks to “free trade”, they are now also in Europe

That’s why bee populations in France, where Chinese hornets arrived via a Chinese pottery shipment in 2005, have already taken a hit. Since then, Chinese hornets have spread at a pace of up to 100 km (62 miles) a year. Within the last three years, they’ve invaded Spain, Portugal and Belgium; soon they’ll arrive in Italy and the UK, says the European Environment Agency.

And even though most Americans don’t realize this, they are also spreading all over the United States as well.

According to one very disturbing news report, there have been recent sightings of Asian giant hornets all over the United States…

A forum on DSLReports.com Need to kill Asian Hornets and comments on a BadSpiderBites.com Giant Hornet article includes reports of Asian Giant Hornets in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. One of the pictures from a contributor from Tennessee shows a European Hornet. Last Fall posters reported aggressive infestations in recent years. In Georgia a poster reports he doesn’t go a day without seeing one of the giant hornets. One poster reports the insects flying into lights at night, and an infestation in a chimney with about 200 hornets getting inside the house. Many posters scoff at the comments that the insects aren’t aggressive. Some posters report that the large hornets are not affected by wasp/hornet spray.

Over time, Asian giant hornets will greatly multiply in this country and will be found almost everywhere.

So not only are millions of Americans losing their good paying jobs to “free trade”, we are also getting the added bonus of an endless plague of human-killing giant hornets.

These giant hornets don’t just attack little kids and elderly people.  They will even attack full grown men.  For example, just check out what happened to one man in Virginia

I live in Richmond Virginia, & my parents live in King William Virginia. One day while visiting my folks, I was standing in their yard, talking to my mother with my arms crossed, when I heard what sounded like a rc airplane in a full on nosedive. I looked up just in time to see a humming bird sized hornet, identical to the picture of the Asian giant hornet, coming straight at me. It stung me on top of my ear & I have NEVER experienced such pain in my life, before, or since. The pain lasted for hours.

I am pierced & tattood all over, none of them hurt. This hurt. I cursed & cried like a little baby right in front of my mother. I am not allergic to bee or wasp stings, yet my entire face swelled up to extremely scary proportions. I have seen European hornets & cicada killers before. Nope, not it. Plus this thing was huge, & quite obviously, extremely aggressive, since I was doing NOTHING. Standing in the yard with my arms crossed. Not messing with a nest, not cutting grass, not doing jack. I have easily seen a dozen since that incident, & NO ONE will convince me they are not here. Yes it gets hot in VA, but NEVER over 100-105 degrees, so try again with the “It gets too hot here” B.S.. They ARE here.

Yes, they are here and now there is even a Facebook group dedicated to sharing spottings of Asian giant hornets in the United States.

What will you do when these vicious predators decide to take up residence in your neighborhood?

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  • RobertLaity

    As a first aid measure, If you get stung by a bee or a jelly fish,for that matter,have some Adolph’s meat tenderizer available. It has Papaya in it which is what tenderizes meat. Papaya will dissolve bee venom and jelly fish venom.

    • Maryalice

      Thats good to know I remember back in 1974 i was down in Corpus Christi Tx I stepped on a jelly fish and it stung like crazy my foot swelled up like a football my cousin actually peed on my foot and the stinging and burning stopped she said that the urine stops it from stinging she had been stung several times while wading in the water and had some one do it to her

  • gwen cat

    There is nothing like having one of those looking you straight in the eye!

  • DJohn1

    What is needed is going to be worse. We will need a natural enemy of this little insect to control and eradicate it in the wild. I have trouble figuring out what could kill such a creature. It appears to be a mutation of some kind of an existing species. Or was it created in a lab somewhere in China and then backfired on them?
    Either way, existing pesticides probably won’t work. They were not designed to handle something like this. What about those agressive little jungle killer bees from South America that have been working their way north?
    I would suggest the electric hanging machines with some kind of decent bait. They are not designed to handle something that big but it might work. I am sure it would be overwhelmed with a colony of these things.
    Praying Mantis have been making a come back in Ohio this year and they are predators also. They have been known to kill anything up to a small mouse in size.
    Pipe traps might work also. A 4 inch pipe that opens one way with a bait like honey. The hornets go for the honey and get trapped in the pipe. I would suggest a P pipe on one end and have it close on a 1 or 1/2 inch opening on the pipe. After you have a batch of them in the pipe put boiling water down the pipe, killing anything in side. Once everything is dead, clean the pipe and start over. A similar device is used in Africa to kill Roof Rats that get to be quite a size.

    • sadnana

      Diatomaceous earth will pierce the exoskeleton of insects so they bleed out and is non-toxic to people and animals. You can buy a small bellows type applicator to keep with you; it doesn’t weigh much.

    • gwen cat

      Praying mantis’s are harmless to humans though! Many people pick them up and play with them.

  • Kim

    Another thing for me to be horrified by.

    • Hammerstrike

      Why be horrified? More like frigging amazed!

      • Kim

        I’m afraid of regular sized hornets!!!!

    • Grover Grandle

      Hey,good lookin!

    • Major Solutioil.com

      I saw these sitting on the asphalt walkway and all over the playground equipment in an empty park in Vicksburg, Michigan. I was supposed to give an estimate on asphalt maintenance. Some of them were 9 inches long. At first I thought they were birds until I saw one take off with a bird in its clutches. I slowly backed up and got the heck out of there & refused to give an estimate. I figured out why the park was empty. Not sure why they were so big. Some weren’t. Maybe there are variations of conditions condusive to huge growth. This article said they only grow to 2 1/2 inches, but those were the small ones. They flew all around me, but didn’t come after me (thank God…I didn’t have my epipen with me). Since then, i’ve seen these all over, but they’ve never been aggressive, even when I bumped a nest. I seam to be a ball-faced hornet magnet, also. I get lit up all the time by those. These look scary, but not so sure about the aggressive part.

  • Hammerstrike

    If you can harvest the poison, that can give ou an advantage in a post-crash society.

  • BeBe Bible Bits

    Which one of the plagues at the time of the Exodus involved stinging insects? The species never has been identified. Could we be in Round Two of the plagues?

  • Houtex77

    The rapture occurs before the tribulation.

    • ejody

      You better hope it does. Theologians are mixed and the Bible is inconclusive.

      • Houtex77

        The Word of God rightly divided teaches that the departure of believers happens before the judgement of God upon the nations and Israel’s final discipline begins. The bride of Christ does NOT go through one second of the tribulation.

  • Bob Bsdetector

    sounds like fear mongering to me. Remember the attack of the killer bees? what a load of crap.

    • Rick Nielson

      Right-on. More fear.

  • Rufus T Firefly

    That’s no ordinary hornet!

  • Susan

    I was stung by one of these in Gatlinburg Tn in July 2011. I saw it sting me and got a good look at it. Never knew a hornet could be so big. I was standing in parking lot doing nothing when stung on my arm. Dr. said had I been stung higher I wouldn’t haveade it. If my husband had not seen what happened and delivered my first aid kit to me immed. I would have died . I could not barely breathe in about 2 minutes. I had no previous bee sting allergies or any other allergies. I was barely able to get down a bottle of liquid benadryl and claritin and homeopathic apis mellifica plus the herb shegoi for poisoning. I had no epipen as i had no previous need for one. We were at least a half hour away from walgreens and at least hr from ER. Ambulance takes awhile there with all the tourist traffic. My kidneys shut down 3 days later from the venom and i was on the renal diet for over a year. Then I developed Addison’s disease (adrenal failure) as they sit on the kidneys so adrenals got stressed. Am under care for that and drs say will take a couple more yrs to recover from that. My health sucks now. I carry epipens everywhere i go just in case.

    • Kim

      My god. I don’t mean to be insensitive, but, did it hurt? I would freak if I saw just one of those Satan’s spawn.

      • Susan

        It did hurt much more than other stings i’ve had from wasps or hornets and the effects were immediate. I was instantly almost paralyzed all over, so although it hurt a lot it didn’t last long because then i couldn’t feel anything. I also couldn’t hear. I just couldn’t believe how fast i was literally dying. I am an herbalist so always carry an extensive first aid kit in my car which my dr agrees saved my life but i wasn’t able to open the bottles without my husband there to help. They weren’t childproof bottles either. I am so hyper about having my epipens with me everywhere now it’s ridiculous. I have master gardener friends who know about these hornets and how dangerous they are and that they ARE here killing people who are even big strong men with no bee sting histories.

        • Kim

          Man, ugh. I’m sure hope you’re feeling better. I can’t believe how awful those bugs are. What a literal nightmare,

      • gwen cat

        Why? The critters are cute. They look like Charmy Bee and you can train them to attack your nasty next store neighbor. Just Kidding! I would freak out if I saw one of these things in my house. I seen a Gynormous Beetle last summer on my porch but compared to this thing, it seems like a harmless little lady bug now!

  • Tatiana Covington

    “What will you do…”?

    “The White House is that way.”

  • heather smith

    I lived in lcaroline county – LadySmith VirgiNia and I have seen many of these! They even fly around at night!

  • John Doe

    This is false.

  • Jedd

    Hahahaha, this is classic.
    So not only are millions of Americans losing their good paying jobs to “free trade”, we are also getting the added bonus of an endless plague of human-killing giant hornets.

  • Grover Grandle

    well there is always some fly in the ointment isn’t there,ha ha?