A video is making the rounds of a pest control guy discovering a giant wasp’s nest in a client’s garage. In the video, you can hear pest control expert Shane Jones say, “We have here, a monster!”
Without using gloves, Jones opens a cupboard inside the garage only to discover a three-foot next housing thousands of angry wasps. He says he’s wasp season started earlier this year, which gave the pests more time to build the nest. Jones says wasp queens were able to hibernate longer this year, because of the lack of warm weather at the beginning of spring.
Jones says the nest was so “humongous” that even after it was removed, it was still too big to fit in a garbage bag. Watch it all unfold here.
For the record, there are a few DIY options to get rid of wasps. There’s an all-natural repellant you can use that is nothing more than water and peppermint oil. Combine 1 Tbsp of peppermint oil and 4 cups of water and add to a spray bottle. Spray directly onto wasp’s next, preferably when they’re asleep or groggy, like at night or early in the morning. Wasps hate peppermint oil and won’t return to the next.
You can also try a wasp trap by cutting the top off a two liter bottle of soda. Invert the top and pour in some sweet liquid, anything from fruit juice to beer to simple syrup. The wasps will be attracted to the nectar, but won’t be able to escape the bottle. Place several around your yard or wherever the pests are bothering you.