Pest Control is a single-player "tower defense" style mini-game that was first introduced in April 2011. The game can be found in Appondale as well as the Sol Arcade. It can also be played through the Games menu or via its den item counterpart.
The player has to strategically place defenders along a path to eat the trail of pests that crawl, hop, and fly by. Each level is called a wave. The player has 5 health points and loses one every time a pest gets to the end of the path. The game ends when the player wins, quits, or runs out of health. They start out with tokens which the player can use to buy defenders to place along the path and can get more by defeating pests or selling defenders.
Each defender also has a favored pest which means that each pest has a defender that does more damage to it than other defenders. When the player wins, it is also possible to win bonus tokens. The den version of the game is available in the Sol Arcade shop. A user can speed a wave up by clicking the arrows at the bottom of your screen when playing the game. The speed will increase making each defender and crossing bug pass by quicker and sounds produce more rapidly.
This mini-game is available in three levels: Easy, Medium, and Hard. Ants are easiest pests to get rid of, and mice are hardest.
|Defenders||Cost||Specialties||Upgrade Cost||Selling Price|
|Venus Fly Trap||5 Tokens||Ants and Flies||First Upgrade: 25 Tokens
Second Upgrade: 50 Tokens
|Frog||10 Tokens||Grasshoppers and Dragonflies||First Upgrade: 35 Tokens
Second Upgrade: 60 Tokens
|Lizard||15 Tokens||Beetles and Tarantulas||First Upgrade: 45 Tokens
Second Upgrade: 90 Tokens
|Snake||20 Tokens||Scorpions and Mice||First Upgrade: 55 Tokens
Second Upgrade: 100 Tokens
|Level||Waves||Pests||Upgrading Defenders||Starting Tokens|
|Easy||26||All except Scorpions, Tarantulas, and Mice||Unavailable||25|
|Medium||51||All except Mice||Only 1 level||20|
(second level is available upon beating all required waves)
There are six achievements that can be earned by playing Pest Control:
- On the scroll that pops up after you have cleared a level, there is a ribbon saying "Token [number] Bonus".
- Other pests featured in the game include centipedes, cockroaches, crickets, moths, termites, and more.
- There are other facts about pests that can be found at the Journey Book.