These gentle giants have an intimidating name and look scary, but they do not pose a real threat to humans. Cicada Killer Wasps, a type of digger wasp, becomes prevalent in August and September in Florida. These wasps feed on cicadas, hence their dangerous sounding name.
Females make their nests in the ground by digging a burrow or hole in the soil. Usually they prefer well drained soils in full sunlight, near trees that have cicadas. They like to dig along sidewalk edges, in flower beds, gardens, or lawns, where they burrow their nests. In these burrows, they place the paralyzed cicadas that they catch which will be the food for their grub-like larvae.