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Florida Summer Pest Guide

truly-nolen-florida-summer-pest-guide Florida’s summer weather creates an ideal paradise for bugs. The increased temperatures, rain, and humidity lead to an increase in insect activity – including your lawn and in your home. Checking your home and lawn is key to maintaining a pest-free environment.

Lawn

Florida homeowners often spend a great deal of time and energy keeping their lawns lush and green all year long. However, even the most beautifully manicured lawn can have pests hiding in the grass. Recognizing problems before they get out of control is key to keeping your yard healthy and beautiful.

Tips for a Healthy Green Florida Lawn What can I do to protect my Florida lawn from pests this summer? Your Florida lawn requires particular attention during the summer to ensure the proper nutritional balance and to control both the weeds and insect intrusion.  Stressed grass is more susceptible to pests and diseases than healthy grass. You can reduce your chances of insect infestation by mowing frequently but leaving your grass a bit higher (at least three inches to enhance the deep rooting process), use fertilizers sparingly, and avoid watering too often. When summer rains are frequent, you may need to reduce your watering schedule to keep the grass from becoming overly saturated.  

Common Lawn Pests Found In Florida If your yard shows signs of damage, it is important to identify the problem before taking the appropriate steps to treating it. It is essential to monitor your lawn and grass weekly throughout the summer for signs of insects. Some common summer insects are listed below:

Fire Ants

Fire ants are small, aggressive ants that live throughout Florida. They have dull red bodies and are relatively small in size. Fire ants interfere with outdoor activities and can harm wildlife and your pets. In Florida, fire ants are commonly found in open fields and lawns, preferring to nest in dry, flat, and sunny locations. They build rounded dome-like nests or mounds that can be as large as 3 feet wide and high.   These mounds can damage mowing, harvesting, or electrical equipment. Typically they build their nest mounds in the ground near landscaped areas or structural foundations, as they prefer loose earth for mound construction. Ant mounds are unsightly and may reduce land values. Fire ants are least active during the hottest hours of the day. During the cooler part of the day they are very active and aggressive, they will repeatedly sting any intruding animal or person. They avoid darkness and shade, yet are incredibly resilient. If mounds remain undisturbed and the colony rapidly multiplies, fire ants may send additional queens to begin new mounds nearby. Large colonies can have up to 250,000 workers. These ants leave the colony in a massive mating flight. Keep an eye out for heavy ant trails around the walls, driveways, windows, fences, and throughout the yard.

Whiteflies

Whiteflies are a severe problem that is facing Florida homeowners. These creatures develop rapidly in warm weather, making Florida summer an ideal time for infestation. Whiteflies get their name from a white, waxy substance that covers the wings and bodies of adult flies. The adult whitefly is very small – less than 1/16” long – and resembles a tiny moth. There are more than 75 types of whiteflies in Florida. Whiteflies can seriously damage host plants. The flies lay their eggs on the undersides of leaves, where the eggs hatch. Whiteflies feed by sucking the sap from leaves with their needle-like mouths. Both whiteflies and their nymphs pose a threat to plant life, as all stages feed on plant juices. As the whitefly drains off the plant’s juices the leaves dry out, turn yellow, and eventually drop from the plant. Whiteflies congregate in such large numbers, they are able to effectively drain off the plant’s source of water and nutrients, quickly damaging the host plant causing yellowing, stunted growth, wilting, leaf drop, and even plant death. Be careful, because leaves play host to eggs and other life stages of the insects, it is important that you do not allow any damage trimmed from an infested plant to come in contact with other plants because this can spread to the infestation.

Plants affected by the whitefly:  The whitefly has a wide range of host plants, though different whitefly strains prefer certain plants over others. In all, over 500 plant species are affected by the whitefly. This list continues to grow as the whiteflies spread. Fruit and edible plants such as avocado, banana, citrus, mango, guava, plantain, squash, tomatoes, and others are typically affected. Several species of palm trees including King palm, coconut palm, sabal palm and other less common palms can also be affected. Some of the affected ornamental plants include azaleas, bird of paradise, gumbo limbo, bird of paradise, black olive, bougainvillea, buttonwood, fig (ficus), live oak, mahogany, hibiscus, poinsettia, sea grapes, lantana, live oak, wax myrtle and many annuals. Plant damage:  Whiteflies cause visible landscape damage to trees, plants and shrubs. The most noticeable sign of a whitefly infestation are white spirals, combined with a build-up of white, waxy substance on bottom of the leaves. Often times, the build up is so great that plants are actually covered and can lose all their leaves.  These stressed and weakened plants may fall victim to other insects & diseases at this point.

Other damage:  Whiteflies produce an extremely significant amount of “honeydew,” a sticky, sugary honeydew excretion which causes the growth of an ugly sooty mold – a black fungus that grows on the insect’s excrement.  This “honeydew” is the cause for many problems, as it sticks to vehicles, sidewalks and driveways, outdoor furniture, homes, etc. causing damage to car paint and leaving a sticky mess. The honeydew also attracts ants that drive off the natural predators of whiteflies. Control and prevention:

Be sure to check your plants daily for any sign of infestation. Check the undersides of leaves for whitefly eggs or larvae, as this is a good indicator of whitefly presence. If any evidence is found, take action immediately. The best course of action is to call a professional pest control that specializes in using a broad-spectrum insecticide that treats and removes whiteflies. These pests will not leave on their own; they are best treated by a professional and treated quickly.

Chinch Bugs Chinch bugs have black bodies, silvery wings, and antennas and are one of the most common yet damaging pests. Sucking plant juices from infested grass, these pests injure your lawn and can cause large yellow or brown patches to appear. Typically, most chinch bug damage occurs along driveways and sidewalks but can sometimes be found in open sunny areas in the middle of the lawn. One way to keep chinch bugs under control is to water the lawn infrequently yet deeply.

Chinch bugs can cause extensive damage on your lawn if infestations are heavy, so it is often necessary to seek professional help to eliminate them.

Grubs and Common Worms White grubs are the larvae of beetles and rest in a C-shaped position. Grubs and worms damage turf grass by feeding on the roots. Injured grasses will have uneven notches chewed along the sides of the blades. The first signs of infestation resemble drought conditions. Grubs can kill small plants and gnaw cavities in root vegetables. Heavy infestations of grubs attract other pests like raccoons, opossums, crows, ibis, and other birds, which make holes in the lawn and garden to feed on the grubs. Professional lawn spraying is the best solution. A lawn care professional will exterminate the larvae and eggs to prevent further damage.

Other Bugs

You may notice insects swarming (flying) in and around your yard. Insects spread and mate this way. Fleas are also very common at this time of year. The most common flea problem we encounter is with the Cat flea. They breed in sand and dirt, and the hotter it gets outside the worse a cat flea problem can become. When a pest professional treats your lawn for some of these common pests, it also controls fleas and ticks in your yard as well.

INSIDE YOUR FLORIDA HOME

The summer rains and hot temperatures also make it easy for prolific foliage growth. As your plants grow out and touch the side of your house, ants and other pests are able to use the tree limbs as a bridge to your home. Trim tree limbs and foliage away from the house to reduce the chance of these pests getting inside. Yard debris should be bagged and properly disposed of to decrease harborage areas for insects. Insects need shelter, moisture and food. Your home provides all of these and without the presence of their natural predators.

Ants

Widely recognized as the top nuisance pest in America, ants are likely to make an appearance in many homes around Florida this summer. The common myth that seeing one ant indoors equals a full-blown infestation is not necessarily true. However, ants do cooperate by leaving an invisible chemical trail (pheromones) for other ants to follow once they locate a promising food source. If that food source is in your home, you can count on ant colonies developing. They can enter your home through the smallest cracks and invade your kitchen and your pantry. While most ants are considered a harmless nuisance, there are those that pose a serious threat to your family’s health and property. Carpenter ants can cause severe property damage as they tunnel through wood to build nests. The highly invasive crazy ant, can infest homes, recreational vehicles, and any laptop or smart phone left in its path. If you have an ant infestation, vacuum trails of ants, wipe them with soapy water, or spray with window cleaner. Locate entry points then caulk openings or plug with petroleum jelly. Put out bait stations or apply gel bait at entry points. Baits take time to work, so continue to clean up trails. If possible, identify the species of ant for more targeted control of the problem. Always call a professional for a targeted expert removal protocol.

Mosquitoes, Termites, and Other Pests

Interior activity will probably be focused around the kitchen and bathrooms, or near any possible water source. If the bugs are swarming inside of your home, you could have an infestation problem. Limiting access for household bugs is the best way to prevent an infestation. Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home including entry points for utilities and pipes. Keep tree branches and shrubbery well trimmed and away from the house. Keep basements, attics, and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry. Store garbage in sealed containers and dispose of it regularly. Replace weather-stripping and repair loose mortar around basement foundation and windows. Store fire wood at least 20 feet away from the house and five inches off the ground. Call Truly Nolen or Ask our Pest Expert for additional advice on control and treatment. Make sure your Florida Home is Truly Protected this summer!

Truly Nolen of Palm Coast & St. Augustine Open for Pest Season

Company announces new independently-owned franchise serving Palm Coast and St. Augustine.

“I’m excited to be able to serve the Palm Coast and St. Augustine community as part of the Truly Nolen team. This is where I would come every year for my anniversary and to be able to live and serve in this community gives me great satisfaction.”

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Truly Nolen, the largest family-owned pest control company in America, is pleased to announce the May 7th grand opening of its newest independently owned and operated franchise, covering Palm Coast and St. Augustine. Franchise owners and operators, Dean and Tangela Eddy, bring with them several years of experience as successful business owners of a small pizzeria turned restaurant and further experience as real estate contractors.

Mr. Eddy first joined the pest control industry in October 2012 as a pest control technician in Truly Nolen’s Commercial Dept at the Orlando branch. The Eddy’s thorough understanding of operating a business and the pest control industry is a winning combination for this new franchise.

The Eddy’s also bring a unique and heartfelt story behind the opening of their franchise. After working with Truly Nolen for a little less than a year, Mr. Eddy had to have minor surgery. The surgery ended up several hours long resulting in complications and Mr. Eddy was unable to work for four and a half months. Mrs. Eddy explained, “Most employers would not have held the job for an employee that had been with the company for less than a year, but his boss, Jason Dixon, not only held the job for him but called to ask about him.”

Mr. Eddy adds, “Working for a company that treats you like family is rare.” The Eddy’s are proud to be part of the Truly Nolen family.

Mr. Eddy also takes pride in supporting the local community. “I’m excited to be able to serve the Palm Coast and St. Augustine community as part of the Truly Nolen team,” said Mr. Eddy. “This is where I would come every year for my anniversary and to be able to live and serve in this community gives me great satisfaction.”

Truly Nolen Palm Coast/St. Augustine offers residential and commercial pest services for ants, bed bugs, bees and wasps, mosquitoes, rodents, spiders, and more. This includes Truly Nolen’s famous Four Seasons Program that addresses seasonal pest changes. “We’re thrilled to have expanded into Flagler County and part of St. Johns County,” said Vice President of Domestic Franchising, Ron Desear. “All of our services, including the Four Seasons Pest Control Program, are perfect for the community.”

With more than 1,000 employees nationwide and over 75 years of experience, Truly Nolen celebrates the opening of the Palm Coast/St. Augustine franchise. To contact the branch, please call (386) 246-4080 or visit http://www.trulynolenpalmcoast.com.

About Truly Nolen

Founded in 1938, Tucson, Arizona-based Truly Nolen of America is the largest family-owned pest control company in the United States. Recognized with the Super Service Award consecutively for three years for maintaining superior service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List, Truly Nolen builds great relationships and meets the needs of residential and commercial customers. The company has more than 80 corporate branch offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah and grosses over $100 million in revenue in the US. Truly Nolen also has independently owned and operated franchises in an ever-growing number of states and territories including Kentucky, Georgia, New Jersey, Canada, and Puerto Rico, totaling 57 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.TrulyNolen.com.

Truly Nolen of Tallahassee Open for Bug Season

Company announces new independently-owned franchise serving Florida’s capital.

“Keeping Leon County homes pest-free with their family and safety in mind is my priority.”

tntal1Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) April 23, 2014

Truly Nolen, the largest family-owned pest control company in America, is pleased to announce the April 24th grand opening of their first independently-owned and operated franchise in Tallahassee, covering the Florida state capital. Franchise owner and operator James Hegler will lead the new franchise, bringing with him a decade of experience in the local construction industry.

His thorough understanding of home and business renovations, including termite repair work, provides him with a solid understanding of Floridian homes and the best ways to keep them pest-free. Mr. Hegler’s knowledge and experience together with the extensive training provided at Truly Nolen corporate is a winning combination for a new franchise.

“I’m excited to be able to serve the Tallahassee community as part of the Truly Nolen team,” said Hegler. “Keeping Leon County homes pest-free with their family and safety in mind is my priority.”

Truly Nolen Tallahassee will offer pest, termite, rodent, mosquito, bee and wasp, and bed bug services for homes and businesses in all of Leon County. This includes Truly Nolen’s famous Four Seasons Program that addresses seasonal pest changes. “We’re thrilled to have expanded into Florida’s state capital,” said Vice President of Domestic Franchising Ron Desear. “All of our services, including the Four Seasons Pest Control Program, are perfect for Tallahassee’s climate.”

As an added bonus, the Truly Nolen limo – complete with mouse ears, whiskers and all – will be traveling throughout the Tallahassee area Memorial Day weekend. So keep your eyes open May 23-26 for the mouse limo!

With more than 1,000 employees nationwide and branches in 58 countries, Truly Nolen celebrates the opening of its first branch in the Florida state capital. To contact the Tallahassee branch, please call (850) 765-4496 or visit http://www.trulynolentallahassee.com.

About Truly Nolen

Founded in 1938, Tucson, Arizona-based Truly Nolen of America is the largest family-owned pest control company in the United States. Truly Nolen has more than 80 corporate branch offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. The company also has independently owned and operated franchises in an ever-growing number of states and territories including Kentucky, Georgia, New Jersey, Canada, and Puerto Rico, totaling 58 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.TrulyNolen.com.

Keeping Mosquitoes in Check

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They say April showers bring May flowers, but there’s something else all of that water brings — mosquitoes. These bloodsucking insects are known for an annoying bite that itches and causes a small rash. Mosquitoes are disease-carrying insects that can spread the potentially deadly West Nile Virus and other illnesses.

Residents in most states should expect to see a large surge in mosquito activity in the coming months. Truly Nolen is already experiencing increased calls from around the country from residents, offices, and restaurants experiencing problems with mosquitoes.

Mosquito Repellants Are Not the Answer

For people who are frequently plagued by mosquito bites, bug sprays and candles containing chemical repellants may seem like the perfect solution to keep these insects in check. Unfortunately the chemical in these repellants — DEET — does not actually make mosquitoes leave the area. Instead the chemical is designed to block the mosquito’s ability to smell humans and therefore prevent them from landing on someone to bite and feed. While chemical repellants may save you from the occasional mosquito bite, they do nothing to address where the mosquitoes are coming from, causing you to spend more money in mosquito repellant products without really addressing the source of the problem.

Preventing an Invasion

A mosquito will spend most of its weeklong life near a favorable water source, which provides it food and favorable conditions to mature. Fountains, troughs, buckets, birdbaths, and ponds with standing water all provide female mosquitoes the perfect place for their eggs to grow. Removing these sources of standing water removes the potential for more mosquitoes to breed.

Once you’ve emptied some of these mosquito-spawning areas, it’s up to you to ensure standing water does not accumulate around your home. An effective mosquito prevention regimen also requires consistent landscaping, as mosquitoes enjoy hiding in tall grass, weeds, and other vegetation.

Keeping mosquitoes away from your home is extremely difficult and time-consuming and can keep you from enjoying all of the benefits of summertime. Instead a mosquito control program, like Truly Nolen’s Four Seasons pest control approach, can protect all areas of your home from all kinds of pests, especially the extremely annoying mosquito.

If your summer calendar is beginning to fill up fast, it’s important to ensure your home is protected from these voracious pests and the illnesses they can cause. A free pest inspection provided by a Truly Nolen technician can identify areas where female mosquitoes are likely to lay eggs.

If you’ve had to smack a few mosquitoes off in the past few weeks or are looking to avoid a potential infestation around your home, calling Truly Nolen can help you spend less time worrying about unwanted pests and more time enjoying the outdoors.

Truly Nolen of America Announces West Palm Beach Branch Manager Promotion

mousecarTruly Nolen of America, Inc., the largest family-owned pest control company in the United States, is pleased to announce the promotion of Arthur Pegler to branch manager of the company’s West Palm Beach branch.

Having begun the manager-in-training program in July, Arthur “Art” Pegler has more than 29 years of experience in the pest control industry, adding great educational value and experience to the branch located in Greenacres. Pegler began his career as a fumigator working his way up to service manager and collecting the knowledge he has today to rid the Palm Beach area of pests.

Effective immediately, Pegler will monitor and evaluate administrative staff and technicians, as well as handle day-to-day operations for his branch.

“Art’s excellent work ethic and experience is a perfect fit for our West Palm Beach branch,” said Mervin Robinson, district manager for the South Florida area. “We’re looking forward to him becoming an outstanding leader in helping us further Truly Nolen’s presence in this market.”

The company, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year, is represented in 58 countries with a total of 272 branches including commercial, franchise and corporate branches.

To reach the West Palm Beach branch, please visit or call 561-641-8161.

Truly Nolen Joins the Fountain Hills Community

Company announces new branch in this tight-knit suburb outside Scottsdale

Truly Nolen Joins the Fountain Hills CommunityWHAT: Fountain Hills residents, rejoice! Truly Nolen, the largest family-owned pest control company in America, is moving in. With the support of the Fountain Hills Chamber of Commerce, the new branch will be celebrating their opening with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, October 15 at 5 p.m. where guests can enjoy networking with food and prize giveaways.

“We’re so excited to expand our presence in the Fountain Hills community,” said Branch Manager Shawnacee Neziol. “Our Truly customer-centric service will bring consistency and knowledge to the close-knit community of Fountain Hills.”

In honor of the opening, Truly Nolen Sales Inspector and local resident Mike Densford is running a promotion to serve the community: every customer will receive $25 off a new annual agreement and 10% off select services such as termite and rodent control. In addition, Truly Nolen will donate $25 to the new customer’s choice of non-profit organization – the Fountain Hills Theatre, the Fountain Hills Botanical Garden, the Boys and Girls Club of Fountain Hills, or the Fountain Hills Library.

Truly Nolen has more than 80 corporate branch offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah and grosses over $100 million in revenue in the US. The company also has independently owned and operated franchises in an ever-growing number of states and territories including Kentucky, Georgia, New Jersey, Canada, and Puerto Rico, totaling 58 countries.

WHO: Branch Manager Shawnacee Neziol + the Truly Nolen Fountain Hills Team

WHEN:Tuesday, October 15 at 5 p.m.

WHERE:11881 North Saguaro Boulevard, Suite 2
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

MEDIA CONTACT: Michelle Hawthorn, TilsonPR
561-910-4301
mhawthorn@tilsonpr.com

Wendy Shauben, Tilson PR
561-310-0043
wschauben@tilsonpr.com

Watch Your Step for Scorpions Frightening Pest may be Southwest’s Public Enemy No. 1

Arizona_Bark_ScorpionOne of the most infamous of pests, the scorpion is one of the most difficult to eliminate. They spend most of their time tucked away in cracks or crevices and are even found in children’s sand boxes. Although scorpions are not aggressive hunters, their sting can be quite painful – and in the case of one species found in the U.S., it can sometimes be fatal. The most venomous scorpion in North America, Centriroides exilicauda, is commonly referred to as the Arizona bark scorpion. As one of the smaller species of scorpion, an adult male can grow up to eight centimeters long, yellow to yellow-brown in color, with a long slender tail. It is found throughout the desert Southwest including Arizona (where it was first discovered in Tempe in 1927), western New Mexico, northern Mexico, and the west bank of the Colorado River in California.

Altogether, more than 30 species of scorpions are found in the southern and western United States, including scorpions common to New Mexicans such as the striped scorpion and the Desert Hairy scorpion. While these non-threatening species can inflict a painful sting, serums are available to relieve the more severe symptoms.
Because scorpions normally move about on the tips of their eight legs, with their bodies seldom touching the surface, they are among the most difficult of pests to control,. As a result, many pesticides are not as effective, since most common pesticides depend on physical contact with the animal’s body. One effective way to eliminate them is to remove their food supply, but it can take time for that approach to work.

Scorpions feed on insects, so effective scorpion control is dependent on a more complete pest control program. Since they can survive for weeks without food, and will resort to cannibalism when there is no other source, one of the most effective ways to eliminate scorpions is to physically remove them, one by one, usually at night when they are active. Fortunately, their bodies glow under a black light, so they are relatively easy to spot in the dark.

By the time you see scorpions in the open, you probably already have a serious infestation. For that reason, homeowners should be alert to more subtle signs of scorpions, which can include the sudden, unexplained disappearance of other insects, or finding insect body parts piled neatly in remote corners.
Most of all, be advised that scorpions are sedentary and prefer the most humid available locations. Being aware of areas conducive to a scorpion infestation is also important in preventing them from getting comfortable. Such areas include:

  • Under Garbage cans

  • Organic matter in and around gardens and plant pots

  • Under and around rock beds

  • Untrimmed palm trees, since the fronds collect moisture and other insects

  • Old lumber or bricks

  • Decaying debris such as leaves or bark

  • Stored boxes

  • Water meter / irrigation boxes

  • Wall voids and conduits

  • Insect infested areas such as attics

About Scott Svenheim and Truly Nolen

Scott Svenheim, an expert for Truly Nolen of America and Associate Certified Entomologist, has 27 years of experience in the pest control industry. Scott brings an informative as well as unique and entertaining perspective to consumers’ pest problems in the 21st century. Founded in 1938, Tucson, Arizona-based Truly Nolen of America is the largest family owned pest control company in the United States. Truly Nolen has over 80 branch offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. The company also has independently owned and operated franchises in an ever-growing number of territories including Kentucky, Georgia, New Jersey, Canada, Puerto Rico and 55 countries. For more information, please visit www.trulynolen.com.

Truly Nolen of Las Cruces ‘Cuts the Cheese’

Company Announces Expanding Services to Las Cruces

mousecarWHAT: Las Cruces residents now have nothing to fear when it comes to pests. Truly Nolen, the largest family-owned pest control company in America, will be ‘cutting the cheese’ as they welcome the addition of Las Cruces to their service area with a ribbon cutting Thursday, September 12.

“The entire team is looking forward to servicing the area with Truly advanced techniques and care,” said Omar Martinez, Truly Nolen branch manager. “We can’t wait to show the people of Las Cruces the quality of pest control Truly Nolen has to offer and let them know we’re here for them.”

At the company’s ribbon cutting, attendees can enjoy a mix and mingle, food and music, as well as giveaways from gift cards to a flat screen TV.

The company, which is celebrating 75 years of business this year, has more than 14 employees throughout the state of New Mexico and more than 1,000 employees nationwide. Areas now being serviced also include Anthony, Mesquite and Vado.

WHO: Omar Martinez + Las Cruces Truly Nolen Team

WHEN:Thursday, September 12 at 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:Las Cruces Home Builders Hall
2825 N. Main Street
Las Cruces, N.M. 88001

MEDIA CONTACT: To schedule an interview with Scott, please contact Michelle Hawthorn, TilsonPR.
561-910-4301
mhawthorn@tilsonpr.com

St. Petersburg Roof Collapse Caused by Termites

Subterranean termites take a big bite out of local homes

st-petersburge-termiteWHAT: The above photo taken last week depicts exactly what happens when a colony of subterranean termites makes a home out of your house. As roofs collapse, subterranean termites are creating havoc in other homes unbeknownst to their owners.

Why have subterranean termites arrived months ahead of schedule? And what can homeowners do to prepare and prevent?

Jeffery McChesney of Truly Nolen saw a 30 percent increase of these silent destroyers last winter and predicts this year to be even worse. The increase in rain has allowed soil to get saturated, creating the perfect moist conditions for termites to thrive.

Available for interviews upon request, Jeffery has these tips (and more):

  • Eliminate or reduce moisture in and around your home.
  • Maintain at least an 18-inch gap between your home and soil.
  • Trim hedges and other vegetation to prevent ventilation blockages.

WHERE: St. Petersburg area.

WHO: Scott Brody

WHEN: Subterranean termites swarming now, months earlier than normal.

WHY: Subterranean termites swarming now, months earlier than normal.

  • Termite damage is rarely covered by home insurance.
  • Subterranean termites are the most destructive species of termite.
  • An estimated $5 billion in termite-related property damage occurs every year in America.

CONTACT: To schedule an interview with Jeffrey, please contact Michelle Hawthorn, TilsonPR at 561-910-4301
mhawthorn@tilsonpr.com

Truly Good Citizens Walk Against Heart Disease

Truly Nolen of Orlando Raises More Than $20,000 for American Heart Association

mousecarWHAT: At this year’s Orlando Heart Walk, participants will kick off their walk at the start line with a wave from the mouselimo and a brigade of mousecars. And once you’ve crossed the finish line, the Truly booth will be conducting giveaways, such as a one-year Four Season Pest Control service, and bug demos for the kids at heart.

Truly Nolen of Orlando has committed to giving back to the community in which they live and work. Participating for the third year in a row, the Truly Good Citizens team has raised more than $20,000 in donations for this year’s American Heart Association event and dedicated more than 300 hours of service throughout 2013.

The same ruthless exterminators that rid your home of pests are fighting back against cardiovascular diseases and stroke with a sponsorship of this year’s Orlando Heart Walk.

WHO: Scott Brody

WHEN: Saturday, September 7 at 7:00 a.m.

MEDIA CONTACT: To schedule an interview with Scott, please contact Michelle Hawthorn, TilsonPR.
561-910-4301
mhawthorn@tilsonpr.com