Pest Control is an action game released November 2007. The player, equipped with a flyswatter and three lives, exterminates pests to complete a certain goal such as swatting a certain number of bugs or keeping them in the air.
Click mouse - Swat with flyswatter
Pest Control has different objectives for different levels. Some require the player to swat a certain amount of pests in time, keep them in the air, hit a vulnerable spot, and others.
In total there are thirty-six levels; four stages each consisting of nine levels. Each stage has one boss level which is unlocked by completing the other eight levels.
The rubbish yard is the first set of levels in Pest Control. It features a cameo of Hot Air, featuring Hot Air on a Pop! soda can.
Cockroaches - Stage 1.1
Goal: Swat all 5 cockroaches!
Time: 25 seconds
Description: The player must swat the cockroaches as they move around.
Goal: Swat the segments when he stops! Avoid him when he moves!
Time: 90 seconds
Description: The player has to avoid the centipede while it moves around the stage. When it stops, the player has to hit as many segments as possible. Once the blue segments have turned red, the player must continue swatting them until the centipede breaks and falls apart.
Goal: Swat the abdomen when he's weak! Avoid his attacks!
Time: 90 seconds
Description: The player has to move the flyswatter around and try to keep it away from the tarantula. The tarantula will then charge towards the flyswatter. If the player is successful in avoiding the attack, they may then proceed to swat the tarantula's abdomen once. This must be repeated five times.
Description: The player has to vigorously swat the lone stag beetle in the middle of the screen.
The easiest way to complete this level is for the player to hold the mouse in their left hand and rapidly tap the left mouse button with the index finger of their right hand, as this allows them to usually tap faster than when holding the mouse with their right hand and tapping the left mouse button.
Goal: Hit the dull segments! Avoid the glowing parts and her babies!
Time: 90 seconds
Description: In this level, the player has to face a silverfish and her babies. Baby silverfish appear constantly moving in groups, running quickly across the screen. The mother silverfish will approach from one side of the screen, stand still for a while and run away afterwards. The silverfish will only allow the player to swat one segment at a time, this segment appearing black-coloured, while all the others being white. If the player touches a glowing segment, a life will be lost. The mother silverfish, upon becoming weaker will also become faster.
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A golden fly trophy will drop from the top of the screen. Two buttons will also appear, allowing the player to either submit their score or go back to the titlescreen.
Scores are determined by how fast the player can complete a round and how few swats the player uses. The high score list lists 100 scores. The highest score on Pest Control is about 150,000.
There are two images present that have text on them, the first image having text the reads (in green text) "melée controller", and the second image having black text that reads "enemies:". The second image (enemies:) likely was used in some sort of level editor for showing how many enemies are still in the level, or perhaps an early version of the counter that says how many enemies are in a level.
The first image (melée controller) is uncertain, however, it may mean that at a certain point in Pest Control's development, it was meant for the player to be able to perform an action where they could punch in game. It is also possible that the image denoted something relating to the flyswatter in a program such as a level editor, although another possibility is that this image is completely unrelated to Pest Control.