Dealing with wasps is best left to the experts, in this case the team of exterminators, especially if the size of the nest is huge.
However, if the nest on your property is a relatively smaller one, and you think you can get rid of it without any danger to yourself or those around you, you can very well go ahead, but with caution!
The first, and most important lesson you need to keep in mind while dealing with wasps is that obtaining all the necessary information on these insects is essential.
Here are a few details that will help you learn more about this particular pest, and therefore, equip you to tackle the problem with relative efficiency too.
Wasps are of three types, Parasitic Wasps, Solitary Hunting Wasps and Social Wasps. Social wasps are again of three types, Yellow Jackets, Hornets and Paper Wasps.
The most important element you need to know while dealing with wasps, and especially if you intend to get rid of the wasp nest yourself, is the possible outcome of a wasp sting. While a sting from a wasp is extremely painful, the aftereffects of a sting usually lasts for around 24 hours.
However, some people are highly allergic to the venom that a wasp sting can leave in the body, and an Anaphylactic Shock is the worst possible outcome. A serious anaphylactic shock can sometimes even prove fatal. Therefore, if you intend to deal with wasps on your own, first finding out whether you are allergic to the venom of wasps is highly recommended.
Now that you have your basic homework done, you can go ahead and make an informed decision on whether you wish to handle that wasp nest all by yourself, or would rather call in professional exterminators to do the job.