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#1 jnelsoninjax


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:39

Entomologist and insect control expert Jonathan Simkins was called by a private property owner to an area in the woods of Central Florida to get rid of a humungous yellow jacket wasp nest. The nest measured over 6.5 feet tall and 8 feet wide. Simkins, owner of the insect removal company, Insect I.Q., filmed his encounter with the giant nest and is heard on the video saying, "This is the largest nest I’ve ever seen in my entire life. I’ve been doing this for over 20 years." The nest was in a remote area, but if anyone happened upon it, the results could have been deadly. Simkins told WFLA News Channel 8, "We definitely did save lives. This land is hunted. It's leased out for hunters, if somebody comes across this, you're not going to get away."

Simkins estimated that the nest housed more than a million wasps adding, “With the southern yellow jacket they develop multiple queens the second, third and fourth year. So this nest did not have one queen, it has thousands of queens in there.” To eradicate the wasps, he used spray and his own technique he declined to share. The veteran insect expert admitted that he was terrified at several points during the removal job but “It was so exciting. It was one of the best times in my business and professional career to deal with something like this.”



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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:41

This is what my nightmares of made of.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:47

Cool stuff, annoying video.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 02:53

The nest was in a remote area, but if anyone happened upon it, the results could have been deadly.



So do these wasps just attack anything?? :s


The "commentator" on the video was horrible :/

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 03:27

Entomologist encounters huge 8 foot wide wasp nest

Entomologist runs his bloody ass off because wasps are territorial as Hell and AGGRESSIVE SOB's

Entomologist calls in napalm strike

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:11


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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:13

Insects will one day rule the Earth, if don't already do so today.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 04:26

The Chinese have a very effective method. 



I personally prefer something a little more enclosed...



(btw, how does one embed youtube videos?)

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:03

Get the narrator jump up and down on the roof of the nest.


If he falls in, he falls in...

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:40

Beautiful and industrious little things, aren't they?


Thermobaric bomb for me, please

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 06:51

ah you could go at it with a can of mortein if you had one of those fancy suits the guy in the video had. 


Anyway, being eco friiendly like I am my solution totes would have been to drop a tonne of spiders to get rid of the wasps...

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 07:20

That loud boom you just heard? That was me, breaking the sound barrier, on foot after seeing that video!


I'm -really- allergic to wasp stings...

#13 He's Dead Jim

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 07:30

Interesting story, really poor presentation by yahoo though.

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 20:19

That's one big nest. I would run away too. 

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Posted 25 June 2013 - 20:25


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