5,000 wasps build nest in bed

5,000 wasps build nest in bed

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A man in England opened the door of a rarely-used room in his mother's home and discovered thousands of wasps had made a giant nest in the bed.

The insects had chewed through the mattress and pillows to build the nest, which was three feet wide and a foot-and-a-half deep.

"In 45 years I have never seen anything like it," pest controller John Birkett said. "There must have been 5,000 wasps. It was a job to deal with it."

Related: Massive wasp nest removed from Winter Haven home

The exterminator believes it took about three months to build.

The home-owner thinks they got in through an open window.

NBC News contributed to this report. Copyright 2014 WFLA. All rights reserved.

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