10,000 stinging wasps make colossal nest in English country house

A pest control company discovered the gargantuan wasp nest

Story highlights

  • Nest built by 10,000 stinging wasps discovered in UK home
  • Wasps also built an intricate tunnel leading from the nest directly outside
  • People on high alert as larger Asian giant hornet wasp heads north across Europe

(CNN)As many as 10,000 wasps have built a giant nest in the loft of a house in rural England.

The house, in the sleepy country village of Pipewell in Northamptonshire, has been unoccupied for several years. A pest control company discovered the colossal sphere after it was sold.
The large nest is thought to have housed between 6,000 and 10,000 wasps
As if the nest weren't enough, the wasps also built an intricate tunnel leading directly from the nest, to the outside world, which is perfectly reserved.
    It was discovered when the company, Pes