A man was left horrified after uncovering a massive hornet's nest in his attic.

Les Stagg, 52, was washing his car when he glanced up at his house and spotted two hornets hovering around the corner of his roof on Sunday, September 19.

Upon taking a closer look, he noticed a 'bit of a nest' poking through the tiles and called Independent Pest Control to carry out a proper inspection.

After heading up to the loft, the worker was left in disbelief and called Les to see the giant nest for himself, reports the Liverpool Echo.

He said: "I was telling her that I only saw the hornets flying around the house on Sunday so I thought it might be a new, small nest.

"When she went up to have a look, she came straight back down and told me that I might want to have a look at it. She said it's the biggest she's ever seen.

"Thankfully she was able to spray it and then waited an hour before taking the nest out."

Les said at first he thought it could be a wasp's nest but the Independent Pest Control worker said it was 'definitely' hornets because of the size.

She explained to Les, from Aigburth, that hornet season has 'gone crazy' due to the weather and the problem could last until November and December.

Independent Pest Control said they are usually only called out once a week to deal with a problem like this but, at the moment, they are being called out every day.

Les said: "I really hate wasps and hornets. I only saw about six or seven outside the roof but they were always there and they had started to come in through the bathroom window.

Hornet season has 'gone crazy' due to the weather.
Hornet season has 'gone crazy' due to the weather.

"Thankfully, they've completely gone now. The woman who came round to help was really great but she did say I may need to get my roof looked at now.

"It was lucky I spotted them. We only go into the attic three or four times a year to do things like get the Christmas tree down so they could have ended up being there a lot longer.

"The woman had to have protective suit on but they were swarming round her. One of them still managed to sting her through the suit on her shoulder.

"I was completely shocked when I saw the size of it. I couldn't believe it. We have had hornets and nests in the past but never one as big as this."

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