Watson said that he had not removed from the nest, it would become even greater.
Ohio is called the “Bee Man” showed more courage than many during the removal of a massive European hornets’ nest of a car on Sunday.
Theo Watson, the owner of an Ohio-based bee-removal service, moved the huge nests of the driver’s seat of a rusty Chevrolet El Camino in Alliance, a video of the event.
Watson told Fox News on Tuesday he is estimated to be 800 to 1,000 European hornets were of life in the nest — marking the first time that he had ever seen one of that size.
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“It got my adrenaline going,” Watson, a 13-year veteran of the service, uninstall and lawyer by trade, said. The 28-year-old said he works in the removal of the industry for about three quarters of the year.
“You don’t have a group of European hornets if you are drafting a will,” he joked.
In the video, Watson can be seen pumping pesticides into the nest. He breaks off chunks of the hornets’ former home, while the picking of the disoriented creatures out of his arms and hands.
Despite wearing protective clothing, “if you give them enough time, they will find a way to cross,” he said, pointing to these hornets can deliver multiple stings. According to the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology, European hornets, which can be up to one and a half inches in length, will only sting if they feel threatened,” and “work together to defend their nest against anyone who comes too close.”
Watson said the nest weighed about four pounds, and he used pesticides, as the European hornets are an invasive species that can kill bees.
“It got my adrenaline going.”
– Theo Watson
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These insects were for the first time in the USA in 1840, when they were found in New York city. Since then, they have a house in the states as far as Florida to the Dakotas, according to Penn State’s Department of Entomology. Most European hornets die in the winter, but the “overwinter” women who survive to re-emerge in the spring to create a new colony.
For Watson, “it was one of the best jobs [he had] ever done,” he said about the removal of the hornets.
Madeline Farber is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @MaddieFarberUDK.