Asian hornets spotted in UK - what you should do if see one
Date of alert:
Thursday, 11 May 2023
Brits have been issued a warning following reports of Asian hornets being spotted in gardens across the UK.
The British Pest Control Association (BCPA) received reports of credible sightings of the invasive species from the National Bee Unit (NBU).
The species has been spotted in Northumberland, Dorset and Kent.
Natalie Bungay, from the BCPA, said: “If you're not sure what that stripy flying insect buzzing around your garden is, get in touch with a BPCA member who will have the technical knowledge to identify and deal with any infestation.