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Winchester woman finds 3ft wasp nest on bed

Wasps on bed
The wasps had chewed through the pillows and the mattress of the bed in order to make their nest larger

A pest controller said he took on “the biggest job of his career” when he was called to deal with a nest of more than 5,000 wasps.

John Birkett, of Longwood Services Pest Control, said removing the 3ft (91cm) nest from a bed in Winchester was his most unusual job in 45 years.

He said it would have been “extremely dangerous” if the homeowner had tried to remove it herself.

“I just stood back in amazement,” Mr Birkett said.

The nest was discovered by a woman at her house in St Cross, in an unused spare room, where a small window had been left open.

“Wonderful job”

Mr Birkett believes it may have taken about three months to build.

He said: “I did think what a wonderful job they had done.”

The wasps had chewed through the pillows and the mattress of the bed in order to make their nest larger.

However, Mr Birkett did manage to save the owner”s crocheted blanket.

He said: “The nest split in two and I have never seen so many wasps and I have been doing this for 45 years.

“I had to go in to the room and close the door, otherwise the house would have been filled.”

It took him about two hours to spray the insects and dismantle the nest.

You”re welcome to use the spare bed, the room is well aired

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Date: 08/30/15 10:45 AM

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    Nickel2 Male 50-59
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    August 30, 2014 at 6:05 am
    Link: Extra Buzz Bedding - You`re welcome to use the spare bed, the room is well aired
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    August 30, 2014 at 12:31 pm
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    Jake_Justus Male 50-59
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    August 30, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    "When she told me she was a superhero, I was thrilled to rent the room to her. Now look at this mess!"

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    Runemang Male 30-39
    2676 posts
    August 30, 2014 at 1:31 pm
    Aw HELLLLLLL no! Time to move and set ablaze.
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    Wendypants Female 30-39
    2420 posts
    August 30, 2014 at 1:44 pm
    At least it wasn`t spiders in that huge mess.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
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    August 30, 2014 at 3:49 pm
    I read this on the BBC website
    How could you know hear the darn buzzing of that lot?
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    August 31, 2014 at 12:41 am
    "I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It`s the only way to be sure."
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    CreamK Male 40-49
    1423 posts
    September 1, 2014 at 1:09 pm
    It could also be that she knew about them but didn`t have money to pay for extermination.
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
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    September 5, 2014 at 2:33 pm
    I went out this morning, to feed the feral cats that haunt our porch, and found a big-toe-sized wasp nest. Damn, they just appear overnight.

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