Good news, everyone! It appears that while "murder hornets" have made their way to the U.S., it's likely that it will take years before they get to Michigan, if they make it here at all.

FOX-17 spoke to board certified entomologist Mark VanderWerp from Rose Pest Solutions and he gave some insight into the insects, what makes them murderous, and the likelihood of them making their way to the Mitten State.

Some important things to note about these hornets:

As far as us in the Great Lakes region, we really don't have anything to worry about for the foreseeable future. So even if this thing does establish in the western US, it will be many, many years before we see them over here.

So, that's good news for us.

VandenWerp also told FOX-17 that now is kind of the prime time for eradicating, which means that they would never get to Michigan (or the Midwest) at all.

Also of note, according to the interview with FOX-17, you may see some giant bugs in your backyard that aren't murder hornets. The Eastern Cicada killer is also a giant insect that looks similar to the murder hornets, but pose no threat to humans.

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