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The Top 10 Highest Paid Pests

November 16th, 2017 by Mike MacDonald in Ants, Pest Control Services

Ever thought about the highest paid bug celebrities and who comes in at the top? Well, in this post we break down some of the highest paid bug celebrities based on their box office debuts.

The categories range from kid friendly films to horror films, and even some sci-fi adventure movies. We picked a few of the well known bug movies as well as some obscure movies you may not have heard of.

It seems like the highest paid pests tend to be from kids movies and are more friendly bugs, but definitely be on the lookout for the scary bugs as well.

Top 10 Highest Paid Pest Celebrities

1. Flik – A Bugs Life – 363.3 million USD  –  Whether inspired by conflict between the ants and the grasshoppers or the feud between Pixar and Dreamworks, Flik found his inspiration to push to the top of the anthill in bug celebrities. 

2. Hopper – A Bugs Life – 363.3 million USD  –  It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the character doubling demands for his gang would be the one to get the jump on his fellow villains from across the silver screen. 

3. Harry the mosquito – A Bugs Life – 363.3 million USD  – Maybe not the first celebrity to be consumed by the lights and glamour of show business, but definitely illuminated into bug lore by his quick flight toward the top. 

4. Barry the Bee – A Bee Movie – 287.6 million USD  –  Known for his human interactions, it is rumored that Barry’s secrets to success are somehow linked to some writers behind some key 90’s sitcoms.

5. Z – Antz – 171.8 million USD – As the middle child of 5 million, it seems fitting Z would come in at the middle spot of number 5. He may have beat the odds as being the only to stand out and make it on the big time, but deep-rooted anxiety kept him from offing the contemporary Flik.

6. Princess Bala – Antz – 171.8 million USD  –  One has to wonder if she wouldn’t have been better off sticking with her lot as royalty instead of chasing stardom. Since she came in behind her fling counterpart Z, one has to question who carried who to the top ten list.

7. Space bugs from Starship Troopers – 54.8 Million USD  –  Johnny Rico may have captured the hearts of millions, but it was the millions of captures by the spacebugs that even gave Johnny a path to follow.

8. Spiders from Arachnophobia 53.2 million USD  –  The docile member of the crab-spider family stole the show by putting down some serious acting skills coming across as fierce and stealthy creatures of death. These famous Avondale spiders forever changed how the world sees toilets.

9. “Judas” bugs from Mimic – 25.5 million USD  –  Known for their ability to adapt to the conditions, the Judas bugs wouldn’t be kept down in the sewers of bug lore, but would surely rise into the top earners list.

10. Singing cockroaches from Joe’s Apartment – 4.619 million USD  –  We have to wonder if they would have crawled higher on the list considering their musical talent had they kept their promise to Joe.

Keep the pests in the movies not your home

While it’s fine to have these pests in your home on the big screen, most people prefer to keep pests out beyond that.

With seasons changing and winter quickly approaching you’ll want to take a few prevention steps to keep your home free of pest issues this winter.

The first step you will want to focus on is exclusion and sealing entry points around your home. This means fixing broken screens, installing door sweeps and installing weather stripping around your windows.

The majority of pest issues are going to happen this winter from pests entering your home as temperatures drop. We also recommend having a pest control service treat your home with a barrier treatment to keep these pests that do get in from living long enough to start to nest in your home.

Let the bugs stick to the movies this year and keep your home safe from pests with the help of the professionals at Rove Pest Control.

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