August 22, 2014 12:40 pm

WATCH: Gigantic wasp nest found in Florida backyard

TORONTO – About 15,000 wasps are living large in a Florida backyard after building a giant nest behind an old, comfy reclining chair.

Tony Smarte went to check on his mother’s property this week when he found the massive nest.

“Every time I think about it I get chills,” Smarte told WFLA News. “See I’m getting chills now thinking about it.”

The Winter Haven resident called a pest removal company to see if the nest can be removed.

“This is off the charts,” said Westley Bass, a pest control technician. ” It’s going to be probably several people out here taking care of it at one time.”

Smarte told the NBC affiliate he feared for his mother’s well-being.

“She can’t run. If a bunch of them got her, they could kill her,” Smarte said.

The nest was scheduled to be removed Friday.

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