These offbeat and amusing pest control signs remind us that unlike terminators, exterminators CAN be bargained with, CAN be reasoned with, and absolutely will not stop, ever, until the pests have been purged.

Offbeat & Amusing Pest Control Signs

 

1) Know Your Enemy

Offbeat & Amusing Pest Control Signs

Hey A&A Pest Control, that's not how this works... that's not how any of this works. Then again, who knows pests better than, well, other pests? It makes perfect sense, up until the time the mice and the bugs realize they're on the same team and turn the tables. (pest control sign images via Fredrik Rubensson at top and Francis Storr above)   

 

2) Happy Ending

Offbeat & Amusing Pest Control Signs

Kill 'em with kindness, or so they say. You might think “friendly” pest control is the best choice for those fearing the wrath of karma. You might think their exterminators are merciful and quick, like a good Gorn captain. You might think that vermin will exit your home cheerfully and in single-file, Pied Piper-style. You might need to wake up and smell the strychnine. (pest control sign image via Nutloaf     

 

3) Ruin Forest, Ruin

Offbeat & Amusing Pest Control Signs

So now the bugs are gaslighting us? Yeah, we're pretty sure stopping pesticide use WON'T stop insect pests from doing that voodoo that they do so well but hey, nothing to see here citizens, move along. (pest control sign image via Jose Camões Silva)            

 

4) What Happens In Vegas

Offbeat & Amusing Pest Control Signs

Don't gamble when it comes to pest control. A royal flush of fumigation is the best way to de-bug a full house. Anything else is just a crap shoot, you can bet on that! (pest control sign image via mark6mauno    
      
               

5) How's It Hangin'

Offbeat & Amusing Pest Control Signs

Since “ratatouille” is a French word, you'd expect this exterminator's shop window to be from France – Paris, to be exact. No word if the unfortunate rodents were caught in the shop, or brought in by customers under some sort of bizarre bounty system. (pest control sign image via amanderson2                         
         

 

6) Pun-ishing Intended

Offbeat & Amusing Pest Control Signs

Gotta give props to Outsect, an NYC-based pest control service that makes “mousecalls”, presumably with a straight face. At Outsect they employ pesticides to turn pests aside. Hmm, maybe they can employ us! (pest control sign image via Pete Jelliffe)        

 

7) Exterm Makeover

Offbeat & Amusing Pest Control Signs

Clothes bought from a street vendor in Mexico City don't always include a chorus of La Cucaracha. Make sure you don't procure any creepy-crawly variations of Montezuma's Revenge by patronizing the seller above, whose products appear to come pre-fumigated. (pest control sign image via Carl Campbell            

 

8) Pest Detective

Offbeat & Amusing Pest Control Signs

Wow, Ace Ventura has really let himself go! This NYC exterminator shop takes offbeat to the next level: from the stoned-looking staffer in the wall mural to the Bug Off! and Bug Out! signs in the window, this place is sketchy to the max. (pest control sign image via Paul Stein                  
               

 

9) Exorcist Wanted

Offbeat & Amusing Pest Control Signs

We're not sure if this is a very subtle advertisement or a cry for help... why not both? What really worries us is if the flies are that big, someone needs to follow their dog with an excavator. (pest control sign image via Ewan Munro              

 

10) Smile When You Spray That

Offbeat & Amusing Pest Control Signs

Handsome is as handsome does – and in South Africa, handsome does pest control. You've gotta admit, this is one step beyond “Friendly” although from the POV of the pests this guy doesn't look good, he looks like trouble. (pest control sign image via Paul Birnie)

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