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June 4th, 2014
Global Pestaurant Day
Occidental Grill, Washington, DC

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In order to celebrate more than 85 years of pest control expertise and give back to a great cause, Ehrlich Pest Control hosted a Pestaurant in Washington, DC that offered a unique dining experience of sweet and savory edible insects, grasshopper burgers and much more.

The event in the nation's capital was a part of a global Pestaurant event that took place on June 4th, 2014, in the U.S. and 11 other countries around the world from Australia to the UK.

Biting Back at Bugs to Raise Pest Awareness

The aim of Pestaurant was to educate the public about pests while celebrating Ehrlich’s rich heritage in pest control – more than eight decades of helping to keep the Eastern region pest free. Experts from the local Washington, DC branch were on hand to offer valuable advice and top tips on how to avoid a pest infestation in your home or business and answer any pest-related concerns. Contact us today to arrange a FREE inspection for  your property.

We aimed to motivate participants to being more adventurous with food and wanted to promote the health benefits of an insect rich diet already enjoyed by billions across the globe. Encouraged and promoted by the UN as a viable food source, eating insects (entomophagy) can enrich your diet with higher levels of protein, zinc and calcium - not to mention their low-in-fat status.

Ehrlich Pest Control donated $5 to DC Central Kitchen for every person who ate something at the event. Founded in 1989, DC Central Kitchen has prepared 25 million meals for low-income citizens in the nation's capital. We served up an exotic cuisine, including a wide range of edible insects like crickets, meal worms and other savory delights. View the full press release for more of the details.

Pestaurant Menu

In case you're curious about what was served, the Ehrlich Pestaurant selection of savory and sweet pests are available on the menu.