Insect Statues (page 1)

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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. In 2012, the name of the business was changed to Big Blue Bug Solutions.

The statue is dressed up for the Christmas and summer seasons. For the 4th of July, Nibbles used to be dressed as Uncle Sam with a red, white, and blue hat and beard. For summer, he is dressed with sunglasses and given an eight-foot-tall Awful Awful milkshake which he sips through a straw. For the Christmas holidays (bottom row of photos above), he is wrapped with blue bulbs and is disguised as Rudolph the Red-nose Reindeer. He wears antlers and has a flashing red nose. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

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

Oklahoma City, OK
This giant Termite is installed on top of the sign at Acenetic Pest & Lawn Services. It has been there since at least 2007. [map]

Tucson, AZ
2008: 2012: 2018:
This giant Termite is installed above the entrance of Arizona Pest Control. It has been here since at least the 1990s. The Termite was restored around 2017. The green and white neon tubing is lit at night. For more, see this website. [map]

Lake Charles, LA
This giant Termite was installed at McKenzie Pest Control by 2014. The metal sculpture was a rust color then. It was painted around 2015. [map]

Terminix Bug [gone]
Austin, TX
This Terminix Bug, aka Willie N. Festus, was created in the 1960s. It originally revolved on top of a Terminix Pest Control sign. The sculpture has been moved a few times. It was located at Threadgills South when these photos were taken. Threadgill's closed in 2018 and everything was auctioned off. I don't know where this guy wound up. For more, see this website.

Akron, OH (now Youngstown, OH)
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. [map]

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.

Grasshoppers in the Field
Lefor, ND
This Grasshoppers in the Field metal sculptures were created by Gary Greff who has built many other sculptures in nearby Regent, ND. This group was created in 1999. The largest grasshopper is 60 feet long. For more, see this website. [map]

More Giant Grasshopper Statues:
Newton, IA
Lincoln, NE
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 Fiberglass which is responsible for most of the giant fiberglass statues scattered around the country. For more, see this website. [map]

Arlington, TX
Norwalk, CA
This Bee sculpture in Arlington is installed in River Legacy Park. It was installed around 2019. [map]

This Bee sculpture in Norwalk 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. [map]

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. [map]

Beehive [gone]
Minneapolis, MN
Beehive [gone]
Salt Lake City, UT
Farmington, NM
This fiberglass Beehive in Minneapolis advertised for an Old Colony gas station. It was lit at night from within. I don't know if there were other locations but this seems to have been the only one left. This photo is from 2012. By 2016, the business had been rebranded as a Holiday gas station and the Beehive was gone. For more, see these websites: 1 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.

This Beehive in Farmington was installed in front of BeeHive Homes, an assisted living facility, around 2012. [map]

Fighting Seabee
Davisville, RI
Fighting Seabee
Port Hueneme, CA
The Fighting Seabee statue in Davisville was built in 1970. 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 and again in 2018. For more, see this website. [map]

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 Gulfport, MS, North Tonawanda, NY, and Coronado, CA (on the Navy base, admission only with military pass).

Los Angeles, CA
The Jollibee fast food chain was established in the Philippines in 1978. This bee character and statue were developed in 1980. The chain began expanding to the U.S. in 1998. This location in Los Angeles opened in 2006. Around 2017, a very similar statue was installed with his right arm extended rather than his left arm. For more, see this website. [map]

More Giant Bee Statues:
Bees (Honolulu, HI) [gone]
Yellowjacket (Twisp, WA)
Honey Bee (Fahler, AB)
Honey Bee (Tisdale, SK)

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