Edible insects go down a treat at Step into STEM 2023

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The 2023 edition of Step into STEM was held at City of Glasgow College this Monday, with Pest Solutions flying the flag for the future of the Pest Control industry.

Step into STEM is an initiative run by the Lanarkshire and East Dunbartonshire Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) group, introducing the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics sector to children and young people in a fun and interactive way.

The 2023 edition of the annual event went down a storm, with Pest Solutions’ edible insect challenge proving particularly popular amongst the S1 and S2 pupils in attendance.

A Monday morning spent chomping down on bush tucker trial worthy goodies, counting crickets, and examining bed bugs in various life stages? Better than school in our books!

With a phone charger on the line for anyone who successfully ate a spoonful of delicious mealworms, locusts, or crickets, the Pest Solutions stall was a hub of activity throughout, providing a unique and engaging opportunity to explore the joys of the pest control industry.

A special mention goes out to the winner of our ‘guess the number of crickets in a jar competition’, who was just one cricket away from the exact number of 361!

A small vial of bed bugs (carefully sealed!) was another star attraction at the Pest Solutions table, although perhaps not quite as popular as the £25 Amazon voucher given to the cricket connoisseur!

Despite the suggestions of one keen attendee, these were not the exact same bugs currently terrorising the streets of Paris, but they were taken from a recent job by one of the expert technicians at Pest Solutions.

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