posted on Oct, 3 2013 @ 11:59 AM
reply to post by tweetybird0428
I'm in Kentucky and I want to say that these have been here for as long as I can remember, but are quickly becoming more numerous... however, I'm not
positive what I've seen here my whole life is the same as the Asian hornets, although they do look identical.
The ones I see here only come out at the end of summer and are usually found on rotting fruit that has fallen off trees and collected on the ground.
Also, they tend to come out at night and buzz around porch lights, which I've never seen other wasps or hornets do before. This year, there was a
whole nest of them in a hollow tree in our yard and as soon as the porch lights came on, they would swarm to them, which made entering or exiting the
house absolutely terrifying! It was nearly impossible to get in or out without at least one of these monstrosities flying inside and buzzing around
the ceiling fan, which led to the whole family going berserk. We ended up putting out a bug zapper light... had to modify it, because the damn things
were too big to crawl through the grid on the outside of the light. We killed hundreds of them.
I've never known of anyone to get stung by one but I did see the stingers of some dead ones and they were HUGE! I've seen them attack other bugs,
bees and such... cicadas mostly. We always called them wood hornets or wood wasps, so maybe they really aren't the same thing and just look similar.
I hate them, whatever they are. I had one crawling on my foot about a month ago and almost lost it, lol. I'm glad we managed to get rid of most of
the ones that were around the house.
edit on 10/3/2013 by gemineye because: (no reason given)