When the Pest Controller Sean Whelan was called to a break out of wasps at a Southampton Pub it didn’t take long to find the source of the problem.
In a corner of the watering hole’s loft he found the biggest wasp nest he had ever seen.
In fact the nest was so large it was the size of a double bed mattress and was home to up to half a million killer wasps.
Built around a chimney stack the six foot by five foot nest was 15 times bigger than a typical one and is thought to be one of the biggest in the UK.
The wasps were buzzing all over the place. There was enough to kill someone if they weren’t wearing the right clothing,” said Sean, from Whelan Pest Prevention.
“It was without doubt the biggest nest I have ever seen. It was an amazing sight – I couldn’t believe my eyes.”
This was 2010 and to this day it is the largest wasp nest ever found.