Here we go again! For the third summer in a row, gigantic cicada killer wasps have moved into our front yard walkway. These giant, scary-looking wasps average two inches in length and can be intimidating. But unless they're aggravated, I can walk down our walkway without getting stung, although it can still freak you out!

According to the Smithsonian website, cicada Killer Wasps are solitary wasps but can occur in such numbers that they disturb lawns with their burrows. They also will sting if molested. They are considered a minor pest. Their value in the food chain arguably outweighs their "bad side." Take a look at my photo gallery below for the story behind these cicada killers.

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