A 52-year-old man was left astonished after discovering a giant hornet’s nest in his attic.
Les Stagg was cleaning his car in the driveway of his property when he noticed one or two hornets flying near to one of the corners of his roof.
After spotting “a bit of the nest” popping out from his roof Les made the decision to call Independent Pest Control to see what they’d make of his pest dilemma, reports Hull Live.
Upon inspecting Les’ attic however, the pest control employee was left horrified. She invited Les up to the loft to get a full understanding of what was occurring in his roof.
Les, from Liverpool, said: “I was telling her that I only saw the hornets flying around the house on Sunday so I thought it might be a new, small nest,” Les revealed.
“When she went up to have a look, she came straight back down and told me that I might want to have a look at it. She said it’s the biggest she’s ever seen.”
“Thankfully she was able to spray it and then waited an hour before taking the nest out.”
Les admitted that he initially thought it may have been a wasps nest in his attic but after receiving the professional opinion of the Independent Pest Control worker, he realised that it did in fact “definitely” belong to hornets, simply because of its sheer size.
The worker explained to Les that hornet season had “gone crazy”, primarily due to the weather. She also told him that this could remain an issue for lots of people until November and December.
Independent Pest Control have revealed that they usually receive a call out to deal with these such problems once or twice a week, however they are currently being called out every day.
Les explained: “I really hate wasps and hornets. I only saw about six or seven outside the roof but they were always there and they had started to come in through the bathroom window.
“Thankfully, they’ve completely gone now. The woman who came round to help was really great but she did say I may need to get my roof looked at now.
“It was lucky I spotted them. We only go into the attic three or four times a year to do things like get the Christmas tree down so they could have ended up being there a lot longer.”
Les said that the pest control worker had to wear a protective suit in order to remove the nest as the hornets were swarming around her. One hornet stung her on her shoulder through her suit.
“I was completely shocked when I saw the size of it. I couldn’t believe it.” he added.
“We have had hornets and nests in the past but never one as big as this.”
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