Freaky Insect

I need some help identifying this insect.

It’s huge and the sounds it makes when it flys by freaks me out.
It looks like it has a huge stinger but it hasn’t gotten any of us yet. I’m guessing it’s about three inches long.

There are several of them and they dig up big holes in the dirt where they live.
I guess more than needing help figuring out what they are …. I mainly want to know whether they sting…. and how to get rid of them.

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