What's your biggest fear? I hate heights, spiders, and tight spaces. For a lot of people, their biggest fear is hornets or bees. That's why this home in New Orleans is probably going to be appearing in their nightmares for the rest of eternity.
"We got here, what I would say, is the granddaddy of all hornet's nests, European Yellowjacket," says Jude Verret, the exterminator tasked with destroying the massive hornet's nest.
The shed had been completely overrun with hornets as they built their nest, and eventually the homeowners had no other option than to contact professional help.
"I do see [nests] almost that big from time to time," Verret said. "But that one was really huge. An extreme amount."
Verret wore a GoPro camera as he took on what seemed like an impossible task, and the footage is going completely viral.
While some hornets can be harmless, Verret said this breed was potentially dangerous.
"They're bad, terrible," Verret said. "There's nothing good about them, I don't think. [I got stung once and it] felt like getting hit in the head with a hammer."
This time, however, there were no injuries.
"I usually get stung," Verret said. "But this time, no, I lucked out."
As Verret approaches the shed, he can be heard saying "actually, I'm not usually scared," despite being covered head-to-toe in protective gear.
You have to check out this video. The sheer amount of hornets is enough to make anyone's skin crawl.
Verret is lucky he wasn't stung! And we're all lucky there's people like him out there who are destroying hornets nests so that we don't have to.
Have you ever seen a hornet's nest so large?