Homicide hornets higher be careful — the bees are exhibiting they will nonetheless be killers.
An aggressive swarm of bees fatally attacked three dogs in Arizona, hearth officers stated Wednesday.
Firefighters responded to a house in Tucson and first sprayed foam on the swarm to cease their assault.
“Crews are foaming the aggressive bees earlier than tending to the opposite dogs. We by no means get pleasure from killing treasured bees, however in these uncommon instances it’s essential,” the Tucson Hearth Division tweeted throughout its response.
The dogs had been taken to a veterinarian, however died shortly after arriving, the division stated.
The division urged residents to “be conscious of your animals at all times, however notably when there are bees in your property.”
The lethal bee assault comes lower than two weeks after it was reported lethal hornets from Asia that measure as much as 2 inches lengthy had been discovered for the primary time in the US
The aggressive bugs, nicknamed “homicide hornets,” can wipe out bee colonies inside hours and have stingers lengthy and highly effective sufficient to puncture beekeeping fits.