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Hornets set up shop inside home of Cheney woman who is deathly allergic

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“It's been a nightmare. It's been a complete nightmare,” she says. “It's been a nightmare. It's been a complete nightmare,” she says.
CHENEY, Wash. -

One Cheney woman feels like she’s literally trapped in her own home. Some unwanted guests have made themselves a nest in-between the walls. While it’s a nuisance for most, it’s a matter of life and death for her and she has no clear answer on how to solve the problem.

Brenda Luquin barely makes it outside these days. But on Friday, she could sit on her porch without a worry because of the colder weather. That’s because wasps and hornets made themselves a home in her home, and she can die if she’s stung by one of them.

She says she has a critical allergy, and an epi-pen isn’t enough. She has to go to a hospital before her throat closes.

“It's terrifying because I've had it happen before. It's a terror you wouldn't want to go through,” she says.

She hasn’t been able to sleep because the buzzing is keeping her up at night, and it gets worse when it’s hot out.

“It's been a nightmare. It's been a complete nightmare,” she says.

But Luquin's on disability and doesn't have the money to remove this nightmare. That’s because she’s been told they have to take down the wall to get to the wasps. She’s reached out to several different services, but unfortunately they can’t help her.

“I feel helpless, hopeless and kind of threatened in my own home,” she says.

So for now, she has made the inside of her home a fortress, putting a net outside her front door to prevent bees from getting in.

“This is my home. I couldn't afford to get that done. And this is all I have. It may not be much but it's mine,” Luquin says.

If you are having a trouble with a bee swarm, you can call the Inland Empire Beekeepers’ Association and they can help you out. It’s a little different for wasps and hornets though.

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