Hornet's Nest Stirs up a Nest of Controversy

August 13, 2012 Updated Aug 14, 2012 at 9:11 AM EDT

By WKBW Admin

August 13, 2012 Updated Aug 14, 2012 at 9:11 AM EDT

Eden, NY (WKBW) - An Eden resident has a dangerous journey every time he leaves his house, thanks to an angry hornet's nest hanging right above his driveway.

That hornet's nesting is resting on a utility pole, and the utility companies have not been much of a help until now.

Robert Bojan, a senior citizen, says he can't get to it and no one will help him get rid of it.

The grandpa of three says he's "looking at it as a danger to (his) grandkids."

Bojan says the nest is stirring up a lot of trouble.

He explains "these hornets seem with vibrations ... The more the vibrations increase around them, the madder they get. And so if you have any kind of truck traffic, yeah they're going to go after the closest person."

Bojan has been stung a few times while taking out the garbage and doing household chores.

Pointing to the sting marks, Bojan explains "i've been bitten three times, and thank goodness the kids have not been yet."

In the last two weeks, Bojan says he has tried calling Time Warner Cable three times. Bojan said he was told "they said it wasn't there responsibility because it wasn't affecting the performance of our television and cable."

He was then told to call National Grid, who gave a similar response.

Bojan said both companies told him to call an exterminator.

To that, Bojan responded "it's their pole, it's their lines, I can't afford an exterminator."

Now Bojan is hesitant to take out the trash and worries and about his three grandchildren getting in and out of the car.

After Eyewitness News sent a picture of the nest to National Grid, the company said since it's closest to the cable wires, Time Warner should take care of it. However, due to safety concerns, National Grid says it will take down the nest within a day or two.