Connecting you to the composites industry


Metamorphosis: How a Two-Ton Termite Became a State Icon

  • Tuesday, 25th July 2000
  • Reading time: less than a minute

The world’s biggest sculpture of a termite, Nibbles Woodaway, is revered as an icon in the state of Rhode Island. The 20-year-old, 58 feet long, two-ton fiberglass blue bug was built to advertise the services of the New England Pest Control Co., a local exterminator. Providence Mayor Vincent A. “Buddy” Cianci explains the bug’s popularity: “It’s kind of our own little symbol of … uh … uh … I don’t know what.” Victoria “Vicky” Vona, Mrs. Rhode Island International 2000, who plans to speak about the termite in next month’s competition for the title of Mrs. International, says, “Each contestant is required to speak about her state, and in my opinion, nothing says ‘Rhode Island’ like the big blue bug.”

For more information visit:

Share this article

More News

Comments (0)

Sign in or create an account to join in the discussion.

Leave your comment


Upcoming Events




Follow us
Subscribe to our email newsletter

Subscribe to receive our weekly round-up of all the industry's latest news, jobs, events and more!

We'll always keep your personal details secure and will never share them with third parties for marketing purposes. You can unsubscribe at any time. For further details on how we may use your data, please visit our Privacy Policy.