Honey, I Blew Up The Bugs Week 1 Overview

It’s time to get your shrink rays charged up as the new event is here….. And it  looks like there’s been a bug in Stewie’s latest plan which sees the Honey, I Blew Up The Bugs event hitting our games.


21st November 2018 at 3PM PST.

This is a 2 week event!!!

You can see the countdown timer for the event and other details by clicking on the Event Info Icon at the bottom of your screen. But be aware at time of writing this list the timer is showing you have more time than you have, go by the end date above.


***Post is updated and complete with this week’s information***

***Apologies about my slow blogging just now***


Version 1.78.0




Still seeing players locked out or having crashing. Sorry I have reported this constantly but they don’t seem to have a one fix fits all solution as yet.

If you’re locked out please report it to TinyCo,  you’ll find info on how to  HERE.

If you are having any other issues let me know in the comments.


Addicts Area
Main Questline – Rat Pack


Rat Pack

As requested I’m going to put the main questline post up quickly and update it as I progress.


Giant Stewie (Full Character): 270  Clams. 4hr task to always drop 1 Rat Trap.

Exterminator (Full Character): You’ll be directed to place him from your store to start unlocking him at Pt 1 of the main Questline. Task with a chance drop 1 Pesticide every 4hrs. Comes with Ear Bug.
26 Poison (Common): Get from clearing Giant Rats
14 Coveralls (Uncommon): Get from Quagmire Be Blue Collar, Bonnie Protect Her Assets, Shrink Machine
7 Face Mask (Uncommon): Get from Mort Preserve His Airways, Giant Trashcan
14 No Bugs Patch (Rare): Get from Bruce Clear His Garden

Detective Dick Spitz (Full Character): You’ll be only be able to place him from your store after reaching Pt 5 of the main Questline, it’s then you will trigger his side Questline and he will become unlocked for placing. Please note not all items to unlock him are available this week, some will only be released in Week 2. Comes with Centipede Bug.
26 Sunglasses (Uncommon): Get from Giant Flower Patch
23 Fake Butt (Extra Rare): Get from – will be revealed in Week 2
3 Harnesses (Common): Get from – will be revealed in Week 2
Rappelling Rope (Uncommon): Get from Giant Ant Hole 

62 Book Of Beep Boop (Uncommon): Get from Clearing Infestations 


Giant Stewie’s Octopus – 250  Drops 14 Clams every 24hrs until 6th December 2018.

Exterminator In Ear Bug – 100  to place to unlocking

Detective Dick Spitz In Centipede Bug – 100  to place to unlocking. Will show as locked until you reach Part 5 of Rat Pack

Many of the items below will show as locked, they will unlock as you place the item before them in this list.

Shrink Machine – 50  – Chance drop of 2 Coveralls  every 6hrs

Tented Griffin House – 95  – Skin for Griffin House, no drops

Giant Trashcan – 110  – Chance drop of 2 Face Masks every 8hrs

Giant Stewie’s Tea Set – 100  – Chance drop of 2 No Bugs Patches every 4hrs

Giant Flower Patch – 145  – Chance drop of 2 Sunglasses every 6hrs

Giant Ant Hole – 250  – Chance drop of 2 Rappelling Rope every 6hrs

There’s also some bugs to buy, but I’m going hold off buying any until I see what I need next week, although I have a sneaky feeling we’ll need a different type of Fuel Rods next week.

Skater Bug – 40 

Squid Bug – 40 

Cyclops Bug – 40 

See Through Bug – 40 


The main event currency is Fuel Rods and this is used to buy event items in the Haunted Mansion.

 Fuel Rods (Always) – Get from clearing Giant Rats, clearing Infestations

You can see how many you have at the bottom of your screen in this box.


 Rat Traps (Common) –  Get from clearing Peter Trap A Pest. Lois Protect Her Pantry, Chris Set A Trap, Giant Stewie Wrangle Rodents (always), Buy from store

 Pesticide (Common) –  Get from Exterminator


6   costs 88 

10   costs 130 

Giant rats

These are the little baddies this week of the event and are quite simple to deal with, it’s just more of the tap, aim and fire we’ve seen in previous events. Before you can clear them you’ll need to get some Rat Traps, you’ll get them here:

 Rat Traps (Common) – Get from clearing Peter Trap A Pest. Lois Protect Her Pantry, Chris Set A Trap, Giant Stewie Wrangle Rodents (always), Buy from store

Once you have a Rat Trap you will find Giant Rats wandering around your sidewalks.

Simply tap one of them to bring up the targeting screen.

Then move the Rat Trap until the green target circle is on a Giant Rat, you’ll know it’s in target as it will turn purple, then simply hit the check mark to clear the Giant Rat.

I am seeing up to a maximum of 6 in my game.

The event rewards for clearing Giant Rats are as follows:

Per Vampire Bat Cleared
5 Fuel Rods (Always)
1 Poison (Chance)

Building infestations

I know everyone is fed up talking about bugs, we’ve had so many in our games of late we’re sick of them, but I’m afraid we just can’t avoid them as the new event, is seeing them infect our Quahogs with more of the little buggers than ever. So let’s talk about building infestations….

You will start seeing buildings infested with bugs when you trigger the main Questline, Rat Pack. You will then see large bugs appearing on random buildings in Quahog, this means they are infested. You’re looking for buildings that have a bug above them, like this.

There are many buildings that ca be affected, below is a list of buildings that have previously been used for this type of gameplay:

Abandoned Warehouse, Quahog Wharf, Quahog Mini-Mart, Library, Flappy Jacks, Got Wood Furniture Store, Yacht Club, Lighthouse, PF Chinese, Awful, Person Hattery, Modern Mausoleum, Quahog Amusement Park, McBurgertown, Quahog City Hall, Quahog Police Station, Le Croissant Degoutant, Quahog, Cinema, Dog Park, Dansu Dansu, Sleek Office, Average Office, We Heal You Long Time, Dog Pound, Quahog Playhouse, Channel 5 News, Common Office, Madeleine’s Boutique, See Through Office, Quahog Fire Station, News Truck, Typical Office, Quahog Funeral Home, Quahog Public Library, Bob’s Funland, Quahog Oceanland, Quahog Malt Shoppe.

Please note again that when a building is infested you will not be able to collect rent, finish characters actions, or send characters on actions there until it is cleared.

To clear an infestation you will quite simply need Pesticide.

Pesticide (Uncommon): Only the Exterminator has a task to drop this but you do get 1 free Spray every 4 hours.

You can see how many you have in the Pesticide tab at the bottom of your screen.  Please note the free Spray doesn’t show.

***Again remember as I said  you automatically gain 1 free Spray every 4 hours. Just make sure you use it every 4hrs to reset the “FREE” timer***

To clear an infestation is pretty simple, every 4 hours or once you’re earned a Pesticide, click on any building with a bug on it. This will bring up the spraying screen.

You will either see SPRAY which means your 4 hour timer has finished and awarded you a free Spray to use. Simply tap Spray and you’re done. However if your timer is still counting down from 4 hours, you will need to use a Pesticide collected from the Exterminator’s task. In this case you will see FILL ‘ER UP. Simply tap this, then tap SPRAY and you’re done. If you’re timer is still counting down from 4 hours and you’ve no Pesticide, and lets face it that’s going happen until we unlock the Exterminator, then you’ll just see NEED MORE. So just come back later when your free Spray is ready.

Clearing infestations drops the following:

Per Infestation Cleared:
15 Fuel Rods (Always)
1 Book of Beep Boop (Chance) – Only shows as a drop after you place Detective Dick Spitz for unlocking


There you have the overall basics to get you started through the first Week of the New Event. Where are you so far? Anything particular you like the most? Suggestions or tips to fellow players? Let us know.

~Russian Tigger

One response to “Honey, I Blew Up The Bugs Week 1 Overview

  1. Can’t play , keeps crashing


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