Man discovers giant wasp nest in his mum's spare room!

Published Thursday, Aug 28 2014, 19:00 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
A homeowner was stunned when she discovered some unexpected guests in her spare bedroom – in the form of 5,000 wasps!

The unnamed lady hadn't been into her spare bedroom since May but had left the window open to get some fresh air.

Unnamed woman had a giant wasp nest in her spare bedroom

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There were 5,000 wasps living in the giant nest

It was only when her son went to have an afternoon nap that he discovered the giant wasp nest, measuring a eye-boggling 3ft wide by a foot and a half deep!

The insects had chewed through the mattress and pillows to build the nest and the family were forced to call pest controller John Birkett to the five- bedroom house in Winchester, Hants.

John Birkett was quoted in theDaily Mirror: "In 45 years I have never seen anything like it. At one point there were 2,000 buzzing round me."

Thank goodness he went in to get some ZZZZZ's!

By Paisley Tedder