Help Wanted: Find And Report Washington's Murder Hornets

They should put a bounty on each one of their little heads.

Formally known as Asian giant hornets, but the nickname "murder hornets" is how we've come to know them. And now that the weather is warming up, entomologists are preparing for battle, according to the Washington State Department of Agriculture.

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Scientists found and destroyed the first nest in the US last year, in Washington state, and it was filled with budding queens. The hornets, which despite their nickname pose much more of a threat to honeybees than humans, also have been spotted in Canada's British Columbia.

The invasive species originated in Asia and may have traveled to the US in cargo containers, per CNN. So far, they seem to be contained to the Pacific Northwest and Canada, but that could change quickly, with dire consequences.

A Washington State Department of Agriculture worker displays an Asian giant hornet taken from a nest on October 24, 2020, in Blaine, Washington. - Scientists in Washington state discovered the first nest earlier in the week of so-called murder hornets in the United States and worked to wipe it out Saturday morning to protect native honeybees. Workers with the state Agriculture Department spent weeks searching, trapping and using dental floss to tie tracking devices to Asian giant hornets, which can deliver painful stings to people and spit venom but are the biggest threat to honeybees that farmers depend on to pollinate crops. (Photo by ELAINE THOMPSON/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

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