Good morning. This is Wil l White here with Nexus Pest solutions, bringing you another edition of questions were asking were out in the field. And today’s question is going to be a good one, because this is why we get well, since last year, we started getting a lot of concerns about the murder Hornet are murder Hornets in Wisconsin. And Reader’s Digest version of that is, no, they’re not. And hopefully, we never get a chance to see him. You know, I think the first murder Hornet was found in the Washington State area back in 2020. And then, of course, you know, we had two stories last year, they were all over the news, murder Hornets. Very, very deadly sounding name.
But keep this in mind. From what I’ve read, this particular Hornet is native to Japan, which we know. And even there, where it’s native, not to make light of anything. But there’s only there’s only they only cause 20 to 30 deaths per year. So when we hear that name, and the media kind of pumps it up, you know, murder Hornets, we think that these bees or these Hornets are going to invade a neighborhood and, and wipe out everybody in that neighborhood. Well, that doesn’t seem to be the case. You know, if for some reason, these things, were able to hitchhike, you know, from what I understand, our weather is our weather here in Wisconsin, is not suitable to them being able to live and thrive. But let’s just say it does happen. One of the things I’m going to tell you right now, if you were to find a murder Hornet, and you were pretty sure you had a murder Hornet in your backyard, not the nests, you found the murder Hornet.
Get ready for your 15 minutes of fame because you know, you’re going to be very, very popular. All the news media is going to show up at your house to find out. What was the first thing you thought of when you saw this thing? Well, listen, if you did happen to find one, and keep in mind, now I don’t think it’s going to happen anytime soon. First thing is you’re going to want to contact, you know, our state, our state university, our Entomology Department in Madison, because they’re going to really, really want to know about this, because it is going to be a big story, if you find it, because they’re going to want to track this thing and try to find out where to nest is and see what is going on. But I I don’t believe it’s going to happen. I could be wrong, but I really don’t believe it’s going to happen anytime soon. But if it does, you know, here’s a number. You know, if you if you happen, you know, if you’re able to snap a picture of it 262-501-8030. I mean, that’s our that’s a cell phone number to our company, you know, you can take a picture of it, send it to that number, and we can identify it. And not only is that our murder Hornet text line, that line also works for other insects as well.
Anything you need identified, you can really send it to that number and we’ll get we’ll get an answer for you absolutely free. But you know, in the meantime, until we meet again on this podcast, no, there are no murder Hornets in Wisconsin, and I don’t think we’re going to see that anytime soon. But if you think you have one, feel free to send it to that number. Well, I’m gonna sign off here. This is Willa white once again with Nexus pest solutions. Thank you for listening to our podcast.