The noisy bugs will appear for the first time since 2004 in 15 states.
Experts are concerned that the hornets could decimate honeybee hives on the continent.
"They're kinda like discarded chicken bones," said Adrian Smith, who studies the Formica archboldi ants.
It stacks its old molted heads on top of one another, sometimes up to seven skulls high.
Within the first two hours of the gila monster venom taking effect on my arm, I was in a state of delusion where I actually started considering that removing my arm would be less painful.
The hornets represent a significant threat to Western honeybees, which have no innate defence against them.
Triple E is a rare but deadly disease, with a 33 percent fatality rate in humans and 90 percent fatality rate among horses.
Farmers in the state have lost hundreds of cattle due to the massive insect swarms, which arrived after Hurricane Laura brought heavy rainfall to the area.
The harmless insects that make way into people's homes in the late summer and early fall are nothing to fear unless you're a farmer.
A wasp found across much of the United States resembles the murder hornet, but isn't generally dangerous to humans. Here's how to tell them apart.
A video of a cicada-killing wasp shines a light on the life-cycle of a large insect commonly mistaken for the Asian giant "murder" hornet.
The male murder hornet was the first to be caught in a trap in Washington state.
Firefighters and paramedics who responded to the incident attempted to save the man, however, he could not be resuscitated and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Experts say that if the invasive hornets do become established in the United States, the biggest threat they pose is to honeybees.
Periodical cicadas spend the majority of their lives underground as "nymphs."
The mosquitoes can spread dengue, chikungunya and Zika, viruses which can cause fever, fatigue, muscle pain, joint pain and rashes.
Teouna and Ken Thomas saw the large, creepy-crawly guest climbing up the window outside their house.
The murder hornet sting is initially excruciating, then doesn't get any better, with pain lingering for hours after initial contact with the stinger of an Asian giant hornet.
Scientists in Washington state are working to eradicate the first observations of a hornet species that had never been detected in North America until late last year.
Asian giant hornets are known to be capable of killing people with some regularity, including up to 50 per year in Japan, but they're more dangerous to honey bee populations, with the capability to kill 40 bees in a minute.
The most extensive investigation to date finds global insect numbers drop 0.92 percent a year. However, the world's freshwater insects, like mayflies, are bucking the trend and seeing numbers rise.
Chinese authorities say locusts could reach the country from a number of entry points but for the moment, the risk remains low.
"The most interesting about bees is their communication," said entomologist Morgan Carr-Markell.
Researchers studying insecticide use on U.S. crops show that overall use has declined in the last 20 years, but what is being used is more toxic to bees.
Wasps belonging to the genus Acrotaphus are notable for their size as well as their striking coloration.
Some insects can find their way into your home by hitching a ride on Christmas trees.
Researchers places bees in water and watch them do what is know as hydrofoiling.
The discovery could have important implications in the fight against the invasive bagrada stink bug, which has spread across the world.
The report includes dozens of studies from across the world and highlights the widespread decline of insect populations.