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Rodent Control Company d-CON Puts Missing Posters for Mice Around NYC See the painfully funny videos, too

Rats and mice are not endangered species in New York City. (There are thought to be at least as many rats as people in the Big Apple, and there could…

April 28, 2014, 1:53 PM EDT

To Catch a Pest, the Orkin Man Thinks Like a Pest in New Ads Richards spots shift focus to hero

Roaches, rats and other pests had the starring roles in Orkin's campaign from The Richards Group in recent years. And while those spots were amusing, in a creepy way, it's…

March 29, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT

Ad of the Day: Terminix Save yourself now from the universe's most terrifying monsters

This new Terminix campaign from Publicis Dallas is a masterpiece of fearmongering. Using a clever and devious little setup, the ads visually supersize the danger of termites, cockroaches, ants, etc.,…

June 10, 2011, 2:12 PM EDT

Terminix joins fight against enormous pests

Pest-control advertising sure is getting larger than life. A few weeks back, we saw the latest grossly great installment of Orkin's big-bugs campaign (now with guitar-playing rats!). Not to be…

March 21, 2011, 12:21 PM EDT

Terminix creates ad with 5,000 live roaches

Nothing makes a point quite like 5,000 live cockroaches. That's how many vile critters Publicis Dallas wrangled into a squirming display for Terminix earlier this week. The roaches, originally bred…

March 16, 2011, 9:45 AM EDT

Enormous Orkin pests are pestier than ever

By the power vested in me by AdFreak, I hereby declare The Richards Group's giant-pest spots for Orkin ... iconic! (Ad bloggers can also perform weddings at sea between copywriters,…

March 9, 2011, 8:42 AM EST

Insecticide saves Houston from jumbo bugs

Gigantic red ants swarming a Houston building as crowds look on from below? Sounds like a typical day in buggy, sweltering Texas. But ad agency Marcus Thomas insists it's…

June 7, 2010, 12:13 PM EDT

Orkin's giant insects bug people once again

Orkin's human-size talking insects make an awesome, disgusting return in a pair of spots from The Richards Group. In the ad below, a giant cockroach shows up to leer…

April 27, 2010, 9:42 AM EDT

Mouse really asks for it in Euro's d-CON ads

Euro RSCG in New York produced the spots above for d-CON glue traps, starring a man in a mouse suit who shows off some intense rodent-acting chops. His line deliveries…

October 20, 2009, 12:12 PM EDT

Will the mouse survive this pest-control ad?

DeVito/Verdi produced this Ehrlich Pest Control spot, which, according to press materials, began its life as a regular old unbranded personal YouTube video. Of course, that would only be novel…

April 28, 2009, 7:55 AM EDT