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Flying insect that makes "sawing" sounds. Is it a termite?
Burlingame, California, USA
September 28, 2011
Size: 1/2"
Was making a "sawing" sound inside wooden window several days in a row. Can fly. Is it a termite or a carpenter ant or something else I need to be concerned about?


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Neither termite nor carpenter ant.
It's a bee/wasp of some variety. It could be nesting in/around your window frames, but it's not a destructive creature. It won't be eating your house. :)

Others may be able to give you a more specific ID, so hold on for additional comments.

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