Branch manager Joe Miksesell met with the Lost Dutchman leads group of the Apache Chamber of Commerce and gave a 20 minute presentation on the top five bugs that Truly Nolen receive the most calls about. Roughly 20 local businesses were represented by a combination of owners and managers at the meeting. Branch 049 added value to others’ by providing a better understanding of the bugs with the greatest impact on the local area!
Mesa (branch 049) teamed up with the Greenfield Elementary Dad’s Club in their annual “Stuck In the Swap Extravaganza” The Mouse Limo was accompanied by an entire array of other vehicles ranging from Helicopters, SWAT Vehicles, Fire trucks, Ambulances along with a host of buggy friends: a Colombian Goldburst Tarantula, a Pumpkin Patch Tarantula, a Desert Hairy Scorpion, and Bark Scorpions. The team also handed out over 200 sport packs filled with coloring books, cups, pens, air fresheners and tattoos. A big thanks to all of the Truly Nolen Team: Ron Pratt, Mike Willis and his wife, Jim Sivigny, and Scott Loveridge
Choosing the proper termite treatment for your home is an important decision. Homeowners should be aware of all the options available to them. Each year thousands of large-scale and small-scale fumigations occur to deal with numerous forms of pest infestation. In the case of a drywood termite infestation, the treatment choices are between traditional tent fumigation solutions and non-tent solutions.
In certain instances, infestation can be so severe that tent fumigation is the only option. Infestations that become widespread, particularly in inaccessible areas, are what make tent fumigation an attractive option. Once settled into a home, termites are able to live in areas we cant readily see like beams, walls, or perhaps underneath floorboards. When a structure is fumigated, the gas reaches every area and deeply penetrates its wood structures where termites live and feed. The fumigant used is a true gas (meaning its lighter than air) once the home is completely aerated it leaves behind no residue whatsoever.
Homeowner should equally be aware of the drawbacks:
- Neither convenient (must vacate property for 72 hours), nor inexpensive
- The house must be prepared properly: total removal of all occupants, pets, plants, medicine, food, open containers, and cosmetics. Gas service must be disconnected and pilot lights must be extinguished.
- Fumigants do not provide protection from future infestation; they only treat for existing termites
- The heavy tarps used to hold fumigants in can easily damage gutters, tile roofing, and shrubbery
There are several alternatives to fumigation; however the two most predominant methods outside of fumigation are heat and liquid pesticide treatment. Similar to fumigation, each alternative has its own set of advantages and disadvantages.
Heating: Heat-based treatments have proven to be effective against termite swarms. Heating requires tenting and raising the temperature of the wood throughout a home to 120-130 degrees for a minimum of 35-60 minutes.
- Effective when localized colonies can be identified
- Cause damage to heat sensitive belongings (electronics, vinyl, beauty supplies, wiring, furniture, etc )
- Energy costs can make heating expensive
Spot Treatment: Involves drilling multiple holes into infested areas of flooring and walls so that a termiticide can be injected.
- Less expensive and more convenient than heating and fuming
- Treatment provides lasting effects for protection against future swarms
- Does not affect termites in inaccessible areas (spot treatment is roughly only 2 square feet)
- Multiple treatments may be necessary
Total Termite Protection Plan ? (TTP):
The treatment option provided by Truly Nolen, which differs from both spot treatment and fumigation. Application of treatment includes areas both on the interior and exterior of household.
- Covers more area of home than spot treatment
- Protect against both Drywood termites and Subterranean termites
- Residual effects of treatment protect against future swarms
- Preliminary inspections are offered free of charge
Truly Nolen of Pinellas Park organized a community pet food drive at Largo Feed, located at 210 West Bay Drive, where over 600 pounds of dry food and 100 cans of wet food were collected for the Humane Society of Pinellas Park. The donated food will benefit the humane societys senior connection program, which assists local senior citizens in the community who would otherwise be unable to afford to keep their pets. Currently, over 60 senior citizens and 100 pets receive donations from this program. A representative from the Humane Society told Truly Nolen volunteers that food collected would help to support this program for approximately two months. Truly Nolen employees organized the drive to commemorate the companys efforts to give back and improve the local communities in which they serve
Truly Nolen Pest Control RI & MA Earns Esteemed 2014 Angie’s List Super Service Award
Award reflects company’s consistently high level of customer service
Truly Nolen Pest Control RI & MA has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the local services marketplace and consumer review site in 2014.
“We are TRULY excited and honored to have been chosen for the fourth consecutive year to represent the top pest control companies in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Our focus is always to deliver on what we promise and provide our customers with excellent service and it’s great to see so many customers reach out and take the time to send us their feedback.” Said Sean Crowley, Co-Owner of Truly Nolen Pest Control RI & MA.
“Only about 5 percent of the pest control companies in Massachusetts & Rhode Island have performed so consistently well enough to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a really high standard.”
Angie’s List Super Service Award 2014 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.
Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality.
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