Cockroach Stew

Pam Ellingson Recipe

By Pam Ellingson wmnofoz

As many as you have, I guess
Prep Time:
No-Cook or Other

I found this recipe for exterminating cockroaches on the internet. I have it saved in my "Occasional Odd Recipes" file on my computer which includes such recipes as Fungicide Recipes for the Garden, Tomato leaf juice to conquer Blackspot on roses, and Homemade Insect repellents.


1 clove
1 small
1 Tbsp
cayenne pepper
1 qt
water, hot

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large pot, let all the ingredients soak for one hour and then stir the solution. The recipe did not indicate if they were to be chopped or whole, so do what you want there.
Place the pot on a countertop or on the floor before you go to bed. The roaches will smell and find the solution, ingest it and die

Just make sure you do not have pets around who might decide to try it. If you do, I would put a bowl of it under the cabinet or somewhere they could not get to it, or close off the room where it is.
And you thought this was going to be a dish with veggies and cooked Cockroaches. LMAO

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Main Ingredient: Non-Edible or Other
Regional Style: American

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Mar 3, 2012 - Pam Ellingson shared this recipe with discussion group: In the Garden----Out of the Garden
Pam Ellingson wmnofoz
Jan 24, 2012
Here are a couple of suggestions I found: #3 sounds the easiest.

Chiggers are not only found in the woods and out in nature, they can be found right in your own backyard. Chigger bites cause intense itching, redness, small bumps, blisters and possibly a bacterial infection from scratching. Chiggers will feed off of humans, pets and other animals. There are some steps you can take to get rid of chiggers in your yard so you can enjoy your yard without getting bitten.
Mow any tall grass and remove weeds. Rake and remove the grass after it has been cut. Don't give chiggers any hiding places. Wear long pants, boots, long sleeve shirt and mosquito repellant when cutting grass in areas suspected of a chigger infestation.

Use powdered soil sulfur. Spread powdered sulfur all over your yard. Spread the sulfur early in the morning before the sun becomes too hot. After you have spread the sulfur water your lawn and yard for at least 30 to 45 minutes. Use care when handling soil sulfur. Be sure to wear gloves, eye protection and a mask over your mouth and nose. Soil sulfur is available at garden centers.

In a yard sprayer add 1 gallon of water, 1/4 of a cup of dishwasher detergent and 2 tablespoons of canola oil. Mix the ingredients thoroughly. Spray your backyard to eliminate chiggers. Keep children and pets away for 24 to 48 hours.

Read more: How to Get Rid of Chiggers in Your Yard |
virginia parrish virginiaann
Jan 24, 2012
Thanks, I didn't know much about them but the woods in eastern NC is full of them.they don't all die by autumn cause every year we have a bigger crop of them.Infact I think with our mild winters they just go under the pinestraw, I live in a neighborhood full of pinetrees. In fact I'm itching now just thinking about them. Maybe they are active all year indoors. Do you know how to kill them?
Stormy Stewart karlyn255
Jan 22, 2012
I looked up a picture. I have seen them but not in a large quanity here. No idea what they would taste like. not much to them. check out the Florida Sand flea Scampi with noodles? I posted
Diane Hopson Smith DeeDee2011
Jan 22, 2012
Trombiculidae ( /trɒmbɨˈkjuːlɨdiː/) is a family of mites called trombiculid mites (also called berry bugs; harvest mites; red bugs; scrub-itch mites; and aoutas.[3] In their larval stage, those species which bite their host and "causes intense irritation"[4] or "a wheal, usually with severe itching and dermatitis,"[5][6] are called chiggers.[7] The term chigger is often confused with the term jigger, the Chigoe flea. Trombiculidae live in the forests and grasslands and are also found in low, damp areas where vegetation is rank such as woodlands, berry bushes, orchards, along lakes and streams, and even in drier places where vegetation is low such as lawns, golf courses, and parks.[8]

They are most numerous in early summer when grass, weeds and other vegetation are heaviest. In their larval stage they attach to various animals, including humans, and feed on skin, often causing itching. These relatives of ticks are nearly microscopic measuring 0.4 mm (1/60 of an inch) and have a chrome-orange hue.[9][10] The (best known) species of chigger in Northern America[11] is the hard-biting Trombicula alfreddugesi of the south-eastern United States and humid mid-west[12] and Mexico; in the UK the most prevalent chigger is called the "harvest mite," the Trombicula autumnalis, with distribution through Western Europe to Eastern Asia, but is not found in North America nor Australia.[13]

Trombiculid mites go through a life cycle of eggs, larva, nymph, and adult.[14] The larval mites feed on the skin cells, but not blood, of animals, including humans. The six-legged parasitic larva feeds on a large variety of creatures including humans, rabbits, toads, box turtles, quail, and even some insects. After crawling onto their host, they inject digestive enzymes into the skin that break down skin cells. They do not actually "bite," but instead form a hole in the skin called a stylostome and chew up tiny parts of the inner skin, thus causing severe irritation and swelling. The severe itching is accompanied by red pimple-like bumps (papules) or hives and skin rash or lesions on a sun-exposed area. For humans, itching usually occurs after the larvae detach from the skin.[15]

After feeding on their hosts, the larvae drop to the ground and become nymphs, then mature into adults which have 8 legs and are harmless to humans. In the post larval stage, they are not parasitic and feed on plant materials. The females lay 3–8 eggs in a clutch, usually on a leaf or under the roots of a plant, and die by autumn.[15]