NORTHERN GIANT HORNET STAKEHOLDER UPDATE #22.11 – DECEMBER 6, 2022
CITIZEN SCIENTIST TRAPPING UPDATE
Citizen Scientist Trapping Ends: Citizen trapping ended November 30! You can empty your trap(s) and process the last collection. You do not need to rebait any traps until next year! Recycle or Keep Bottles for Next Year
Please recycle your bottles or keep them for next year. We will be revisiting our citizen scientist trapping program over the winter and if you would like to participate next year, the bottle(s) may come in handy.
Evaluation Out Now: Whether you participated in citizen scientist trapping for a week or several months, we would like to hear from you about your experience. We are conducting a survey of our citizen scientist trappers. Your feedback will help shape our citizen scientist trapping program next year. Click here to take the short survey.
There have been no new confirmed sightings of northern giant hornets reported to WSDA in Washington. You can view current detection and trapping data online by visiting the 2022 Northern Giant Hornet Public Dashboard.
It is still important to be on the lookout: dead or alive, AGH reports are helpful. Any confirmed report can provide detection points to help guide trapping efforts and collected hornets can aid in future research. If you think you see a hornet, take a picture and report your sighting! Report online at agr.wa.gov/hornets.
UPDATE FROM CANADA
The B.C. government is continually engaging the public to report potential sightings. Throughout the season their team has monitored traps throughout the end of the season. There have been no new detections.
WSDA is educating the public on the hornet through presentations and attending conferences. In November the hornet went to the Small Berry Conference, Pest Management Association Conference, The Wildlife Society Conference, Pacific Northwest Vegetable Conference, and Washington State Grape Society Conference. If you are interested in a presentation contact Cassie Cichorz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WSDA is dedicated to working with the public to provide information on Northern giant hornets.