Vespa velutina

In France, control of the Asian hornet is based on the destruction of the nests that are found and on the trapping of queens or hunting workers when there are large numbers of hornets in front of the hives. Although recommendations are issued concerning what types of traps should be used and during what periods, with a view to minimising damage to the local fauna, this method is not specific enough. In Switzerland, the control strategy is defined by the different cantons. In order to take rapid action, it is important to report suspicious cases as soon as possible via the website, together with a photo or video.