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Pestaurant in Washington, DC

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

The event in the nation's capital will be apart of a global Pestaurant event that is taking place on June 4th in 11 other countries around the world from Australia to the UK.

"Pestaurant on Pennsy" to Raise Pest Awareness 

The aim of Pestaurant will be to educate the public about pests while celebrating Ehrlich’s rich heritage in pest control – more than eight decades of helping to keep the region pest free. There are 79 Ehrlich technicians with more than 550 years combined experience in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. The experts from your local Washington, DC branch will be on hand to offer valuable advice and top tips on how to avoid a pest infestation in your home or business and answer any of your pest-related concerns.

Ehrlich Pest Control will be donating $5 to DC Central Kitchen for every person who eats 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 will be serving 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 event details. 

All are welcome

Wednesday, June 4th from 11:30 am-3:00 pm.

Occidental Grill, 1475 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004.

Entrance on Pennsylvania Avenue patio area.

Eating Insects for Health Benefits

With this event we hope to encourage you to be more adventurous with your food and aim 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.

Come and join us on June 4th and take our insect eating challenge!

See our menu here!

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Get Your Own Pest Photo!

Get proof that you were brave enough to eat a few creepy crawlies by visiting the Pestaurant photo station! Ehrlich staff will be on hand to snap photos for you to share with your friends.

Ever wonder what you might look as a fly? During the event, we will have giant size cardboard cut-out of a fly’s body. Search for #pestselfie on Twitter and Facebook to see pictures of others trying out this new look!  


Join in on the fun on June 4th online by posting about the event on your favorite Social Media Networks using #Pestaurant and sharing your photos. The Ehrlich Twitter and Facebook account will be sharing #Pestaurant posts throughout the day.

Vote for Your Worst Pest!

Can’t stand the thought of spiders? Does the mere sight of a mouse send you running?

Tell us which pest sends shivers down your spine. Vote on the worst pest!

Results of this first ever international vote will be revealed on June 15th, 2014.