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3 Sweet Bug Treats You Must Try

Grasshopper Cookie

Those who know me best know I have a bit of a sweet tooth, so it would come to no surprise if I told you I was browsing indulgent recipes last night to satisfy my cravings. Upon doing so I came across this bug treat… This bug inspired snack: http://www.bulwarkpestcontrol.com/bug-treats While this particular lovebug treat only looks like a delicious bug, it got me wondering, “Are there any sweet treats that actually have bugs in them?” In my search, I found that there are actually a lot of tasty treats out there that have insects as a main ingredient. These three seemed to look the most appetizing. Here are three… Read More

5 Strange Parenting Habits From The Original Modern Family

stink bug

Think your parents did weird? Well they are nothing compared to these guys! These creepy crawlies have some really strange ideas of how to take care of their babies. Here are five shocking habits insects perform on a regular basis to keep their kids safe and healthy: 1. Setting up the nursery The dung beetle starts off our list with their strange habit: setting up the baby’s room. Dung beetles will roll up balls of dung and use them for nursery. Talk about one smelly room! These insects get all of their nutrients from dung. When two beetles are ready to mate they will create a ball of dung, bury… Read More

10 Authors Inspired By Bugs

While most people were screaming and running away from our little insect neighbors, some authors actually received inspiration from them. If you find yourself in the mood for a story inspired by, and written with, pests in them, we have the perfect list for you! Find out which writers let their imaginations wiggle away at the sight of creepy critters: Here are ten authors inspired by bugs and other pests: 1. Edgar Allan Poe  Poe was famous for his dark poems and short horror stories, so it is no surprise that he could find inspiration from something that makes so many people squirm. His 1843 work, The Gold- Bug portrayed… Read More

10 Super Famous Bugs

Here are 10 creepy crawlies named after famous celebrities: 1. Arnold Schwarzenegger   First discovered in 2002, the Agra schwarzeneggeri is a carabid beetle discovered in Costa Rica. It is named after Arnold for the beetle’s physique. It has bicep-like legs which remind scientists of Schwarzenegger. 2. Marilyn Monroe    Trilobites are extinct marine arthropods. The Norasaphus monroeae was named after actress Marilyn Monroe for its hourglass-like shape resembling the actress. 3. Bill Gates   The flower fly Eristalis gatesi is found in the Costa Rican high montane cloud forests and is named after Microsoft founder Bill Gates because of his great contributions to the science of Dipterologvy. 4. Angelina Jolie   … Read More

Bug Dishes You Can Serve This Thanksgiving

Pecan Pie

Are you growing tired of the same old Thanksgiving dinner? You know the typical turkey with cranberry sauce, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, and pumpkin pie! Well, me neither. My stomach’s growling and my mouth watering just thinking about the savory meal! But for those adventurous types out there, do you want to mix things up this turkey day? Why not try a “buggy Thanksgiving!” It’s called entomophagy, or the art of eating insects, and it can offer a rather nutritional twist to your Thanksgiving dinner. Here are a few bug dishes you can serve this Thanksgiving: Main Dish: Deep Fried Scorpion On A Stick   We eat turkeys… Read More

Top 5 Killer Scorpion Movies

Scorpion Gigantus Movie

What do you get if you put scorpions in Hollywood? Giant mutant bug flicks relaying tales of unrenowned horror! In real life, scorpions are scary enough as it is, but when you blow them up to six-feet or more on the big screen and add the killer element… well, you’ll be having nightmares for weeks to come! OK, maybe not, but you’ll certainly have an entertaining way to waste a couple hours. Below is the top 5 killer scorpion flicks that you must watch if you enjoy giant mutant bug movies. 1. The Black Scorpion (1957)   The Black Scorpion is the film that started it all – at least… Read More

Bug Themed Halloween Snacks

Spider Cookies

Halloween is the time to get all buggy – quite literally. Bugs are a common theme associated with the holiday that embraces all things creepy and crawly. A fun way to incorporate bugs into your Halloween plans is by making bug-themed snacks. No, this does not require the use of actual bugs (although technically you CAN eat most bugs if you really want to…) Below are some fun Halloween bug-themed snack ideas that not only will your children love, but adults will love as well. Chocolate Chip & Spider Cookies Got your favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe on hand? Good. Now gather the ingredients and make your cookies the way… Read More

Ten Insect Dishes You Must Try

Spicy herb fried insect wings in food dish and blue fork.

Entomophagists are people who include bugs in their diet. While consuming insects is not for the faint of heart, there are some interesting recipes out there from various cultures which regularly incorporate bugs in their diet. Below is a list of ten unique insect dishes that you might want to try if you’re ever feeling adventurous or are simply looking for an additional source of protein. 1. BBQ Silkworm Chrysalises    These hard shelled pupa are a byproduct of the silk industry and are canned or sold by street vendors throughout Asia. They can be enjoyed deep-fried or barbecued. This Asian delicacy can be eaten whole or you can just… Read More

5 Ridiculous Bug Bits Online

Praying Mantis

We all know the internet is wonderful. I recently needed to find some information in a book, yes books still exist, and asked, “How do I Google in this thing?” Haha, brain fart, but the internet is also known to be home to some of the world’s weirdest, creepiest, and totally ridiculous truths and lies. The following are some of the most wonderful bug related treasures we’ve found online: 5. Sure Fire Pest Control: Man Blows Up His Apartment   One sure way, proven to be 100% effective, to get rid of the bugs in your bachelor pad is to blow up the joint. Hands down you’ll be bug-free. A New… Read More

Top 10 Edible Bugs

Bug Suckers

Most people agree that insects are unappetizing, but did you know that some people actually enjoy munching on them? It’s true- people who consume insects are practicing entomophagy, which is actually more common that you would think. Many insects are actually a good (and cheap) source of protein, and while most people eat bugs out of necessity, nowadays they are also considered a delicacy. Below you will find a list of the top 10 edible insects, based on taste and popularity. 10. Weaver Ants Eggs    Weaver ants eggs are used as a tasty dip or topping for salad and tortilla chips in Thailand. However, they can only be collected… Read More