If you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em. Finding larvae in your larder? Pests in your pantry? They might just be edible. Those mealworms in your cornmeal share your taste in food, so why not enjoy the extra protein? Most bugs taste like a combination of nuts and mushrooms. You could add them to a stir fry or toast them up crispy in your oven. Bug appetite!

Daniella Martin
Owner, Girl Meets Bug
Author, “Edible: An Adventure into the World of Eating Insects and the Last Great Hope to Save the Planet”
May 11, 2017
Daniella Martin

Pest control up close and personal

If you can’t beat ’em, eat ’em. Finding larvae in your larder? Pests in your pantry? They might just be edible. Those mealworms in your cornmeal […]
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Buddy Jasper

Lose the leaves for roach control

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Holly Ferguson

Try natural pest solutions

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Thomas Green

Leave the lights on

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Lisa Steele

A natural fly repellant

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Dawn Gouge

Back to pest control basics

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Nancy Hinkle

Be inhospitable to bugs

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Alan Luxmore

Don’t overdo the mulch

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Think about the pests’ perspective

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