DETROIT (WXYZ) - When a hornets’ nest in a city tree grew to the size of a volley ball, concerns started growing over the safety of nearby residents.
Neighbors say they tried for two weeks to get the city out to fix the problem, but it took a story here on 7 Action News yesterday to get action.
Residents in the Collingwood and 14th Street area are breathing a sigh of relief, now that the nest has come down.
Residents say that just before 6:00 am a city crew cut down the branch that held the huge nest and hauled it away.
It was filled with bald-faced hornets that had been threatening the block.
One neighbor whose home sat near the nest said she kept her 93-year-old mother indoors because of the nest.
"We can't even bring her out on the porch and sit. It just was humongous,” she said. “I said I was gonna go get a card and send to you all and tell you how much I appreciate it."
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