Wear gloves and a protective beekeeper's suit that includes a netted mask.
Approach the entrance to the nest right before dusk. Move slowly and carefully and stay approximately 10 feet back from the hole.
Spray aerosol insecticide at any flying yellow jackets you encounter and directly into the entrance hole of the nest.
Push the rock down on top of the hole and pack potting soil over and around the rock to hold it in place.
Things You Will Need
- Beekeeper's suit with netted mask
- Jet aerosol insecticide spray
- Large rock
- Potting soil
- This procedure should only be followed for ground nests; aerial nests require different treatment.