Environment Dec 5, 2015

Taking the sting out of household infestations

by Melynie Yoneda

The vast majority of telephone calls on household pests fielded by the Shibuya Ward Office's Public Hygiene Division in 2014 were not about rats, cockroaches or spiders but they involved something with a little more sting in its tail — hornets, wasps and bees. Of ...

National Mar 10, 2014

Venomous Asian hornets found for first time in Japan, on Tsushima

The first Asian hornets discovered in Japan have been found on Tsushima Island, between Kyushu and the Korean Peninsula, prompting the local and central governments to launch an extermination program against the insects, whose stings could be fatal, researchers said Monday. The Asian hornets, which ...