Huge 6ft Wasps Nest Occupies Newly-Built Home

Story By: John FengSub-EditorJoseph Golder, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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This is the huge wasp nest found in a newly built home after it was left unoccupied for a year.

Owner Zhang Juwei, who is from Yichuan County in China’s central province of Henan, said he only spotted the nest when he decided to furnish his empty home after a year of it being empty and came across the 6-foot-long next on 10th March.

Footage supplied to Asia Wire shows the giant nest dangling from Mr Zhang’s ceiling, having been built along the concrete and then expanded downwards into the room.

Mr Zhang called local authorities in the town of Shuizhai for assistance, with video showing a uniformed officer sawing the wasp nest from the ceiling.

The natural structure, which looks something like a giant art piece, was not occupied by many wasps at the time. Typically wasp colonies die off during the winter months as most of the insects die from starvation, leaving only fertilised queens who survive over winter by hibernating.

Mr Zhang told Asia Wire: “I built the new home, but no one was occupying it at the time, so no one noticed for a year.

AsiaWire / Qiangge Yingxiang

“I never paid much attention to the property either until I wanted to furnish it recently.

“There weren’t many wasps there because they were hibernating.

“It gave everyone a big scare.”

Mr Zhang will be allowed to keep the nest, but he did not say what he planned to do with it.

Wasp nests are made of a paper-like substance obtained after the insects mix chewed wood pulp with their saliva.

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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