What is the best way to deal with an underground yellow jacket nest? The neighborhood kids found one in my backyard, about 7' from my deck. One of them put her butterfly net over the entrance, so when I got out there, I saw a bunch of angry yellow jackets buzzing around it with the neighborhood crew of 5, 6, and 7 year olds watching it. Fortunately, I was able to get the kids away and remove the net without anyone being stung. Now I need to figure out what to do about the nest. I've heard wasp spray can be hit or miss and some suggest pouring gasoline down the hole and covering it. My concern with gasoline is that my yard slopes toward a pond with ducks, geese, turtles and the occasional blue heron. I'd rather not have the gasoline seep down to the pond. On the other hand, I have 3 young kids, plus some of the neighor kids are allergic to bee stings, so I need an effective solution. Is there an effective way to deal with it, or should I call in a pro?