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Nibbles Woodaway
Providence, RI
Nibbles Woodaway is modeled after a blue termite. The statue was installed in 1980 and refurbished in 2002. It is made of steel and fiberglass and weighs two tons. The statue is nine feet tall, 58 feet long, with 40 foot long wings and seven foot long antennae. It is perched on the roof of New England Pest Control right next to I-95. The statue is dressed up for various holidays. For the 4th of July, Nibbles wears a red, white and blue hat. For the Christmas holidays, he is wrapped with blue bulbs and is disguised as Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer. He wears antlers and has a flashing red nose. In 2012, the name of the business was changed to Big Blue Bug Solutions. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3.

Termite
El Centro, CA
This giant Termite is installed on the roof of IV Termite & Pest Control.

Termite
Tucson, AZ
This giant Termite is installed above the entrance of Arizona Pest Control. It has been here since at least the 1990s. The neon tubing is lit at night. For more, see this website.

Terminix Bug
Austin, TX
This Terminix Bug, aka Willie N. Festus, was created in the 1960s. It originally revolved on top of the a Terminix Pest Control sign. The sculpture has been moved a few times. It is now located at Threadgills South. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Cockroach
originally Akron, OH; now Youngstown, OH
Grasshopper
Kaleva, MI
This Cockroach in Ohio is 10 feet long and made of metal. It was created in 1996 by John Comunale. The sculpture was inspired by Providence's Termite (see above). The Cockroach was mounted on the side of TNT Exterminating's building in Akron when the first photo above was taken in 2005. When the company moved to Macedonia in 2011, the City would not allow the Cockroach to be installed there. It is now displayed in Youngstown at Graces Services, another exterminating company. The second photo was taken there in 2012. For more, see this website.

The Grasshopper, officially named "The Farmer's Nightmare", is 18 feet long and 10 feet tall. It was created from recycled metal in 2000 by local students. The sculpture commemorates St. Urho's expulsion of the grasshoppers from Finland (Kaleva was founded by Finnish settlers). There is a statue of St. Urho in Menahga, MN.

More Giant Grasshoppers:
Waikato, New Zealand

Killer Bee
Hidalgo, TX
This Killer Bee was created in 1992 to commemorate Hidalgo's killer bee invasion in 1990. The statue is 20 feet long and 10 feet tall. It was created by FAST which is responsible for most of the giant fiberglass statues scattered around the country. For more, see this website.

Bee
Norwalk, CA
This Bee sculpture is installed at the Norwalk bus terminal. It was created by Meg Cranston in 1995. It is named "Suka: Place of Bees" which was what the native Sejat Indians called this area. For more, see this website.

Honey Bee
Davis, CA
These Honey Bee sculptures were created by Donna Billick. They were installed in 2009 at UC Davis' Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Haven. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Beehive
Minneapolis, MN
Beehive [gone]
Salt Lake City, UT
This fiberglass Beehive in Minneapolis advertises for an Old Colony gas station. It is lit at night from within. I don't know if there were other locations but this seems to be the only one. For more, see this website and 2.

This Beehive sculpture in Salt Lake City was created by a local artist and installed in 2006. The beehive is a symbol of Mormonism and Salt Lake City, representing thrift and industry. The sculpture was one of the winners in a "Flying Objects" public art project. It was installed here next to a Rocket-Powered Cow. Both sculptures were gone by 2014.

Fighting Seabee
Davisville, RI
Fighting Seabee
Port Hueneme, CA
The Fighting Seabee statue in Davisville was built in the 1950s. It is 11 feet tall and made of steel. The bee holds a submachine gun, two hammers, and two pipe wrenches. The Seabee motto is "we build, we fight." The statue is located in front of the Seabee Museum and Memorial Park. It was restored in 2008. For more, see this website.

The Fighting Seabee statue in Port Hueneme is located in front of the Seabee Museum. I think this statue was built in 2011.

There are other Fighting Seabee statues in Coronado, CA (on the Navy base, admission only with military pass) and Gulfport, MS.

More Giant Bees:
Honey Bee (Fahler, ON; Canada)

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