Eating termites has been happening for thousands of years. They have a high oil content with a nutty flavor, high nutrient content, and possess quite a lot of protein. Termites are also very easy to catch because they are attracted to light. Termites that have wings are larger and considered great for toasting in a hot skillet to eat like finger food or a light snack. The wings of the termites fall off quite easily or can be removed with a slight toss in the pan. In a survival situation, termites can be found in fallen trees or rotting stumps.