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Re: Cicada Killer Wasps

Apparently they rarely sting, and only the female is capable of such.   
However, I would not want to chance it.  We just leave them alone, and they  leave 
us alone.  They definitely command the area when they are  around.  They might 
be solitary nesters, but when they are hunting, they  definitely can be 
numerous around the trees.  We leave all the insects  alone, too, they all seem to 
have thier purpose in the garden and keep each  other in check (we do not use 
any types of insecticides, etc).....perhaps this  is why we have quite a few 
of these Cicada killers.
zone 9
Texas Gulf Coast
In a message dated 7/18/2008 4:21:44 PM Central Daylight Time,  
gardenqueen@gmail.com writes:

hmmmm -  scary looking.  guess i'd better keep my eyes open if they're  in
Houston.  I have lots of cicadas so they'd be happy hunting  here.   Like all
stinging bugs (except skeeters) - I leave them  alone and they leave me
alone.  Best policy for me, especially since  I'm allergic to bee/wasp stings
and have no intention of giving up my  garden.

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