Bow to the queen
Courtesy The national Pest Management association
According to the National Pest Management Association, a mature colony of bald-faced hornets has 200-400 workers—that’s a lot of stinging power. The nest in this picture is about a month old; they can get as big as a basketball if they’re in a location where the winters are mild or the nest is in a protected location like a barn or garage. You won’t want to miss these 14 creepy things found in people’s homes.
Fluff cycle only, please
Courtesy dryer vent wizard
You can’t blame this bird for picking a dryer vent for its home—it’s warm, safe, and dry! “While seemingly harmless, bird nests in dryer vents can cause poor dryer efficiency, human respiratory infections, and dryer fires,” says Jason Kapica, president of Dryer Vent Wizard. “The safest way to remove a nest once spotted is to call a professional.” That’s because built-up lint is extremely flammable and a fire hazard. It’s one of 15 hidden home dangers you should never ignore.
What’s a small hole?
Courtesy fantastic pest control
A completely renovated kitchen is a pleasure—at least until you notice the mice droppings. Imagine the surprise Jordan Foster, pest technician with Fantastic Pest Control, got when he saw this gaping hole in the wall. “A family had their kitchen refurbished and the contractors left a giant hole in the wall,” says Foster, allowing the rodents to come and go as they pleased. Here are 13 more horrible home improvement fails you won’t believe are real.