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June 05, 2010

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Joe

Here is the photo added to the post.

fred

The exterminator and rat vanished last Friday.

Joe

Peter Hartlaub who went to BHS and now writes for the Chronicle did a piece today about lost landmarks and the Western Termite guy (and Menace the Mouse) made the listing:

RIP: 2018
Never forget: The Western Exterminator “Little Man with a mallet” was created in 1931 for a Yellow Pages ad, with a man in a top hat and sunglasses looming over a small rat. A large sign with a 17-foot man appeared at the pest control’s Burlingame headquarters just off Highway 101 years later. The man received international fame in the 1980s when Van Halen used the logo for their “1984” tour T-shirt.
Where is it now? As reported by The Chronicle’s Annie Vainshtein, the sign was removed but preserved when Western Exterminator left Burlingame in 2018.

https://www.sfchronicle.com/projects/2022/lost-landmarks-san-francisco-bay-area/

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