Wasp infestations can be fairly common in residential areas. If you notice a few wasps flying near your home, that can be an indication that a nest is located near by and you should inspect your home to determine its location and eliminate it. Wasps nest are usually small in size but some can grow to be a very large home to an enormous population of wasps. Nests can be found both on and near homes. Generally, wasps prefer to nest in a location that provides shelter from the elements, such as under siding, in corners of homes, in gutters or in trees.