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Entomologist encounters huge 8-foot wide wasp nest

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jnelsoninjax    8,150

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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ahhell    1,306

This is what my nightmares of made of.

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Azies    337

Cool stuff, annoying video.

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+exotoxic    407
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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DocM    12,461

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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compl3x    6,252

Do.Not.Throw.Rocks.At.The.Nest

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Scroogled    61

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

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Shiranui    1,640

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

 

If he falls in, he falls in...

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Vykranth    527

Beautiful and industrious little things, aren't they?

 

Thermobaric bomb for me, please

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Osiris    802

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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+FloatingFatMan    12,753

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...

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He's Dead Jim    1,951

Interesting story, really poor presentation by yahoo though.

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Growled    3,880

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

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webeagle12    860

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Phouchg    2,050

FxVDEdX.jpg

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Pam14160    303

Seeing that nest just gives me the . . . :woot:

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Buttus    840

i LOL'd at one of the comments...   the wasp death star!

 

and i agree 100% with everyone that suggested as much fire as possible to kill those things!

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MDboyz    544

I don't think it's safe to use fire.  You could burn the whole forest.

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+FloatingFatMan    12,753

I don't think it's safe to use fire.  You could burn the whole forest.

 

WORTH IT!!!

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Growled    3,880

WORTH IT!!!

I'm right there with you on that. :)

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