THIS is the horrifying moment a family cowered in their home after being trapped inside by a whopping swarm of wasps.
Shock footage, recorded in Lower Kersal, Salford, shows thousands of the stinging insects thronging outside the terraced property and landing on the roof.
The Rushley Street residents say they’re frightened they’ll be stung to death if they leave the property, the Manchester Evening News reports.
However, the wasps are now starting to make their way inside as temperatures climbed to 23C today.
Julie, whose daughter lives in the house, said: “They’ve been there for a couple of days but it’s getting worse and worse.
“There are swarms of them.
“My daughter and her neighbours have had to lock their windows and doors. They can’t come out, they can’t let their children out.”
Julie’s son Kieron said rescuers “can’t even go near the door.”
“They’re starting to come into the kitchen, they’re in the garden, the street,” he said.
“You can’t even go near the door because there’s that many.
“I’ve been on the internet and apparently if they sting you, they leave a scent in you and then they all come for you because they protect the queen.
“If you get stung, it can be fatal because your body can take a bad turn, so it’s dangerous.”
He said the creatures are believed to have a hive in the loft space.
“We’ve rung four different [pest controllers] and no one’s answering,” he said.
“We’re a bit stuck, we don’t know what to do.
“I don’t know if it’s because it’s the weekend but I don’t know if it’s even safe to leave that for another couple of days because there’s four kids in there.
Pest controller Andrew Dellbridge, 51, previously told The Sun that warmer temperatures early on in the year often “accelerate the growth of the insect population”.
“This has meant the wasps have been more active for longer – giving them more time for the queens to build nests to hibernate in during the winter,” he said.
“There are large nests all over the place – there are lots more wasps, and the nests are huge.”
As a result of higher temperatures and warmer springs, wasps can stay active until October.