Bed Bugs emit a certain scent that is very similar to coriander. Coriander is a herb that is used to flavor curries and masalas in sumptuous South Asia dishes.
The leaves of Coriander is called cilantro.
How Bed Bugs Use Pheromones and Kairomones to Communicate
There are many theories on exactly how bed bugs to work and they will never stop baffling scientists.
They can either leave pheromones and kairomones or they can use other methods of communicating exactly where their food source is whether it is a human, dog, cat, bird, or a bat.
It is suspected that they use these signals to communicate the location of their nest to the person that lives in that home. This information could prove to be very valuable to pest control experts.
The fact that they go back to the same place each time they lay eggs is also an indication of this method of communication.
This would also explain why they return to the feeding station each feeding period.
While there are a lot of theories about how bed bugs work there is still no sure shot way of proving that or not.
I think that the best way to keep the bed bug problem under control is to clean up any infested areas as soon as you discover them.
Other Bugs Which is similar to Bed Bugs which smells like coriander can be also used for Curries and Masalas.
Some people do not like the smell or coriander found in curries and masalas
Related Bed Bugs Insects Are Eaten for Benefits and Nutrition in the Philippines
The Philippines is a country in Southeast Asia. The people here follow many religions including Christian, Chinese and Muslim.
Filipino people are nature friendly and unlike other countries, they do not kill off every insect and animal that cross their path.
The Philippines has a long history of being an important colony of Spain.
In fact, the Spaniards even considered the Philippines as their new territory.
The people here have a long standing relation with the Chinese.
Although the number of Chinese who visit the Philippines is small, almost all the Chinese people eat Filipino food like Kung sao soba or rice with meat.
The Japanese also brought rice here and they like to eat it called kamaboko.
But the main reason why most of the people here like to eat insects like crickets, locusts and beetles is because of the presence of P.M. tamarindo which is used in making sweet sauces.
This plant has a strong aroma which is liked by many humans. Locusts and crickets are commonly found in the rice paddy fields.
People eat these insects for their slimy and tasty meat, which is similar to ham.
In fact, you can find local vendors in the rice paddy fields selling this kind of food. Locusts are also known for their ability to cause damage to crops.
Northeast Region of Thailand Eating Insects is Common
Eating insects is a common practice in Thailand and other parts of Southeast Asia. Insects are easy to find because they are everywhere, and you don’t even need to travel far to find them. If you haven’t been to Thailand before, there really isn’t a better time than the current one for experiencing the fresh air and delicious foods provided by this country’s diverse natural resources. Eat right, insects are a satisfying snack.
Vietnam eating bugs
The Vietnamese call this insect cà cuống.
The water bug essence which is a pheromone produced by the male when attracting females for reproduction is collected on its liquid-producing sacs. The liquid is placed in glass containers.
The essence is eaten with rice noodle rolls ( bánh cuốn ).
This is very common in Northern Vietnam.
The water bug essence fetches a very high price since it is very difficult since it is done by hand in a very laborious process. And just to make 25 ml needs about 2,000 male water bugs.
Cung Is Typically Used Sparsely and Eaten With Bnh Chun
Cung is a primary ingredient in the classic Lidded Cung Cake Mini Bánh Chưng and it was first mentioned in Chin Yai Muo, a nineteenth-century Thai Buddhist scripture.
However, according to legend, Cung came from Canggu, a nearby hill town. Cung cake’s traditional source islets in the Andaman Sea, off the coast of Thailand. In addition to being a staple diet in Thailand, many foreigners like to eat this tasty pastry at restaurants all over the world.
Thailand Eating bugs
In Northern part of Thailand eating insects is a way of life.
They are called as malaeng da (Thai: แมลงดา), the insects are eaten whole, dry or fried. It is used to make a type of chili sauce!