Author Archives: Scott Svenheim

Why Roach Allergies are So Scary

If the idea of ghouls and ghosts is not scary enough for you this Halloween, there’s a common household pest that’s turning up the scare factor all year round. With millions of people suffering from allergy symptoms, roach allergies are … Continue reading

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Arizona Monsoon Rains Bring Increased Insect Activity

Earlier this month, seasonal monsoon moisture combined with the remnants of Pacific Hurricane Norbert, Odile and Polo dumped torrential rain throughout the desert southwest. Record-breaking rainfall covered Phoenix to Las Vegas and points in between. According to the National Weather … Continue reading

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Enjoy Your Summer Free From Fleas and Ticks

Summer can be a great time for you and your pet to enjoy the outdoors. Here’s some information to protect you and your pets against fleas and ticks. What Are Fleas and Ticks? Although there are more than 2,000 species … Continue reading

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Crickets in Arizona

Several kinds of crickets are found in Arizona. Although they pose no immediate health risks (they do not bite or carry disease) they have been known to eat through everything from wallpaper glue to wool to silk. Most importantly, if … Continue reading

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Back to School Pesky Critters

By Scott Svenheim, ACE Spokesperson and Associate Certified Entomologist, Truly Nolen of America  With the back-to-school season nearing, parents have already started to think about preparing their kids – and how can anyone forget that the start of school is … Continue reading

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Fire Ants in Texas

With the recent rains in Texas, many residents are seeing the emergence of fire ant mounds in their lawns and in fields. These aggressive ants cause harm and damage to people, plants, and animals in both urban and rural areas … Continue reading

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Sierra Vista branch named Biz of the Week by Real Estate Press

Congratulations to Christopher Slaper and the Sierra Vista branch being named Biz of the Week by Real Estate Press. Thank you Slaper for being a huge contribution to Truly Nolen’s 76-year history! Branch manager, Christopher Slaper, has worked with Truly … Continue reading

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Florida Pest Alert: Outbreak Mosquito-borne Virus Chikungunya

Part of Truly Nolen’s commitment to the homes and businesses of the areas we serve is to inform residents of potential threats to health caused by insects and rodents. Florida residents can expect to see a dramatic increase in mosquito … Continue reading

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The Essential Ant Treatment Guide for Homeowners

One of the first insects to become active each year is the irritatingly persistent ant. When warmer weather arrives, ants can begin invading our homes. A recent survey conducted by the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) revealed that this pest … Continue reading

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Identifying Common Types of Bees in Arizona

IDENTIFYING COMMON TYPES OF BEES IN ARIZONA Arizona is home to many types of bees. There are about 20,000 different species of bees in the world. With the exception of Antarctica, bees are found throughout the world. The greatest diversity … Continue reading

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