Louisiana Exterminator Fights Refrigerator-Sized Hornet’s Nest [Video]
Louisiana exterminator Jude Verret has seen all manner of pests. From insects to rodents to snakes to bats - he's experienced (and vanquished) more than his fair share of creepy-crawlies. A video posted to YouTube documenting his recent encounter in Patterson, Louisiana most definitely takes the cake!
He was called out to remove a hornet's nest from a storage building. This is a common request for an exterminator anywhere in North America, as bee and wasps stings account for around 100 deaths each year in the U.S. alone. However, there are 2 very critical attributes uncovered in this encounter that make it anything but run-of-the-mill.
First, these were European Hornets. These nasty boys are the largest of the vespine (wasp) family in North America, and when they feel their nest is in danger - they attack en masse to defend their home. That brings us to the second unique fact about this run in: The nest was the size of a refrigerator!
Watch as this man demolishes a truly gargantuan hive! Don't worry, Jade is an expert and was wearing the proper protective gear. Don't try this at home, obviously.