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Islanders asked to log Asian Hornet sightings on app

People in Guernsey are being asked to log Asian hornet sighting on an app as part of the new campaign Credit: States of Guernsey

People in Guernsey are being asked to log Asian Hornet sightings on an app as part of the new campaign, 'Track Don’t Trample'.

The app asks people to provide a picture and location of where they saw the insect so nests can be traced.

Sightings can also be reported by emailing asianhornet@gov.gg.

Since the start of the year volunteers have been working to trap queen Asian Hornets as they come out of hibernation.

During that time, a combined total of 21 Asian Hornet queens were caught; 15 in traps, one taken at its primary nest and five from inside properties they had flown into.

We would encourage everyone to be extra vigilant in looking out for small primary nests made by the queens at this time of year.

Please checkout the ceilings of any outbuildings, sheds and porches as we suspect there may be more of these early nests out there.

– Francis Russell, Asian Hornet Strategy Project Coordinator