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READING, Pa., May 20, 2015 - Ehrlich Pest Control, a leading provider of expert pest management services, today announced it will host its second annual Pestaurant in Boston on June 3 at historic Faneuil Hall in Sam Adams Park. The free outdoor event is open to the public and part of the Rentokil family of companies’ Pestaurant global event that is happening the same day in 13 countries. Boston is the only U.S. city to host this year’s event.
Held last year in Washington, D.C. with huge success, the purpose of Pestaurant is to educate the public about insects in a unique and fun way while celebrating Ehrlich’s rich heritage in pest control—87 years keeping the Eastern U.S. pest free.
In addition to sampling the edible insects, visitors can have their picture taken with the company’s large fly, take Pest Selfies, and use social media to tell friends and followers that they participated in the “Pestaurant Challenge”, the event’s extremely popular cricket-eating contest for a prize. For each person who tries a tasty insect or participates in the challenge, Ehrlich will make a donation to The Greater Boston Food Bank allowing Beantown to also “bite back at hunger”.
With the creative support of Hostess Catering, a local woman-owned and operated catering company with over 20 years of experience in the industry, Ehrlich will be serving an array of exotic cuisine that includes edible insects as well as tasty Grasshopper Burgers, Chocolate Chirp Cookies, Mealworm Fried Rice and Boston “Clorm Chowda.”
Professionally trained Ehrlich experts will also be on hand to discuss the edible pests being served, answer any pest questions and pass on ‘top tips’ for avoiding pest problems common to the Boston area.
Aside from helping to raise pest awareness and providing an opportunity to give back to the community, Ehrlich’s Pestaurant aims to motivate participants to be more adventurous with their food as well as promoting the tremendous health benefits of an insect rich diet already enjoyed by billions across the world. Entomophagy (eating insects) is encouraged and promoted by the UN as a viable source of food. Introducing insects into your diet provides you with high levels of protein, zinc and calcium. For example, a cricket can contain up to 25 grams of protein per 100 grams Insects are also extremely low in fat and rich in vitamins.
For more information and media inquiries, please contact Glenn Boyet (610) 372-9700 x29927 or Joe Scolaro (630) 964-8500 x224
Images of the event will be available to media soon after opening time. Interviews with Ehrlich Pest Control, the Greater Food Bank and Hostess Catering can be arranged either prior to the event or on the day.
About Rentokil North America
Rentokil North America is part of Rentokil Initial plc, one of the world’s largest and most diverse business service companies, operating in more than 50 countries worldwide. Ehrlich Pest Control (www.jcehrlich.com), Western Exterminator (www.westernexterminator.com), and Presto-X Pest Control (www.prestox.com) are all part of the Rentokil family of pest control companies in North America. They provide commercial and residential pest control, bioremediation, bird control, vegetation management, deer repellent services, wild-animal trapping and termite control from more than 200 local offices in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.