No one wants a wasps' nest near their home, but fortunately there are different ways to effectively get rid of the creatures. Bees are bad enough, but wasps have the ability to sting repeatedly with a more painful sting. Wasps who live in large colonies, unlike their solitary counterparts, are social species that build communal nests and exhibit territorial behavior against intruders, including humans.
If you see wasps coming and going, but don't know where their nest is located, the first step is to do some detective work. Find the nest by following the trail of the wasps. Wasps especially prefer undisturbed protected areas such as attics, garages, chimneys, or even wall cavities.
Once you've located the wasp’s nest, it is time to plan your attack. (If you are allergic to bee stings, this would be your time to call in a professional exterminator.) Go to your nearby home and garden store and purchase a can of wasp poison in accordance with your particular needs. Many feature strong pesticides, but there are poison-free solutions made with mint oil and foaming agents that work just as well. Choose projectile sprays that will give you more distance in your offensive.
The best time to spray a wasps' nest is at night, when wasps are inactive inside their nest. Wear work clothes, especially thick shirts and pants that will give you extra protection from wayward chemicals and wasps. If you have gloves and goggles, put these on as well. Approach the nest and give the nest or its entrance a liberal spray with your poison and then get out of there.
You may need to repeat your attack two or three times before you kill or drive away all of the wasps. Besides using spray, there are methods using gasoline (as a poison), a fire strategically set under the nest location (when it is not in or near a home), or a cauldron of boiling water that the nest is pushed into.