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SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -
They are large, a little scary, and are probably flying around your neighborhood right now.
Cicada killers fly by day and burrow in your yard at night.
They are a type of wasp that looks big and scary, but entomologists say the good news is they aren't aggressive.
Still, if you would like this winged creature out of your sight, they recommend using standard wasp killer.
There are liquid and dust treatments that you can put on the ground. Usually the liquid ones work a little bit better, to try to get those cicada killers in their burrows. If you were to do that, I would recommend doing it at night. When the cicada killers aren't as active," Ted Wilson, an Assistant Professor of Biology at Briar Cliff University said.
Wilson says the cicada killers track cicadas by the sound they make.
Once they find one, they paralyze it and take it underground, laying an egg on it.
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