AN HUGE wasp nest has been removed from a district resident’s home.
Stratford District Council’s pest control service were called to deal with the 2ft 6inches wide nest at a property in Armscote.
It was discovered in a storage cupboard in the roof space of the property and had been made by German Wasps, and would have been home to several thousand wasps.
District pest control officer Andy Deeks said: “Wasps can and do build their nests inside houses.
“We have treated wasp nests in bedroom cupboards, lofts and many surprising locations, but this is definitely the largest nest that I have ever had to deal with.”
Residents finding wasps inside their home on a daily basis are being warned they could have a nest in the building.
Mr Deeks said: “Very often wasps find their way into the house from the loft space through small gaps and cracks in cupboards and also badly fitting loft hatches.
“Also look out for wasps flying in and out of facia boards and roof tiles and if nests are left untreated they can potentially damage plasterboard by chewing. Wasps are attracted to the light and fall through the small gap between the light bulb and the metal casing.
“If you experience this issue, pest control officers can safely and efficiently remove wasps’ nests.”
Visit www.stratford.gov.uk/environment/pest-control.cfm or call 01789 267575 for futrher healp and advice.