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Truly Nolen Seeing More Indoor Pests Due to Atypical Atlanta Summer

With hotter than normal temperatures and drought like conditions over the past few months, recent scattered rains have caused something else to scatter inside Atlanta-area homes – pests!

“This atypical Atlanta Summer in terms of weather has caused ants to pop up all over the place,” said Chris Ashley, Truly Nolen franchisee, Canton. “When rain follows a long drought period, this is typically when people start seeing a rise in ants in their homes.”

Ants are always looking for food when they do invade a home, so keeping food sources under wraps and stored properly is one way to help keep them at bay before calling for a professional. In addition to ants, Ashley said several other insects are heading indoors due to the abnormal weather pattern.

“During some of my recent pest inspections, we have come across American and smokey brown roaches, earwigs, centipedes and beetles that normally prefer living outdoors in landscape areas,” Ashley said. “Other than ants, none of these are often spotted indoors, which is why the drought followed by scattered rain is the main culprit.”

As a homeowner, there are measures you can take to minimize the conditions that are conducive to pests and help reduce the likelihood of an infestation. From eliminating wood-to-soil contact wherever possible to diverting water from the foundation of the home, prevention is key. In addition, the Truly Nolen website contains a pest identification section to help users in case they need to identify a problem in their home: https://www.trulynolen.com/pest-identifier/.

“Whether you end up trying to handle the problem yourself or calling a professional to conduct a pest inspection, the atypical summer weather ensures a surge in pests sooner than later,” said Ashley. For more information, visit https://www.trulynolen.com/locations/ga/atlanta/atlanta.asp or call our North Atlanta service office at (678) 561-2847.

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 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 over 60 countries. To learn more about Truly Nolen, visit www.trulynolen.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrulyNolen) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TrulyNolen).

Truly Nolen Pest Control Promotes Bohne to Director, Domestic Franchising

Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the promotion of Greg Bohne to Director of Domestic Franchising. He will be based at the company’s Tucson, Ariz. Corporate headquarters at 3636 E. Speedway Blvd.  Bohne takes over for longtime Truly Nolen employee Ron DeSear, who is semi-retiring. DeSear will remain working with the company on special projects.

Bohne joined the company in August 2013 where he excelled in the Manager-in-Training program and previously managed both the Tucson and North Tucson service offices. He moved to the domestic franchise division in August 2015. Previously, Bohne was a regional manager for an automotive fluid recycling company for four years and the president of a billiard table manufacturer and retailer for 12 years.

Some of Bohne’s new responsibilities will include helping develop strategy and tactics for the company’s franchise growth plan, helping franchisees with creative content for their markets, and continuing to help make franchisees as successful as possible. “I am excited to join our current Franchisees and support them in meeting their growth objectives as well as grow our current footprint of Franchise locations,” said Bohne. “I believe our unique culture as a company makes us attractive to potential franchisees, and having personally experienced Fortune 200 and privately held companies, none have come close to matching the fantastic culture we have here.”

“Greg excelled as a manager, and over the last year, it became apparent that his knack of providing support for our franchisees any way he could was greatly appreciated by them as well as our internal team,”  said Greg Weatherly, Truly Nolen Executive Vice President. “We are excited to have Greg as the leader of domestic franchising and look forward to the continued growth of this division.”

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 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 over 60 countries. To learn more about Truly Nolen, visit www.trulynolen.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrulyNolen) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TrulyNolen).

New Headquarters “Global Sign”, Three Openings since December Have Truly Nolen International On Course for a Busy 2016

Shortly after the Truly Nolen International Training Center opened at 1800 33rd Street in Orlando in late-2015, Jose Lutz, CEO, Truly Nolen International, was looking for something special to draw attention from passing vehicles on Interstate 4. With the recent installation of TNI’s “Global Sign” and three more grand openings, 2016 has already been a successful one.

In conjunction with the sign company that designed, fabricated, and installed the unique project, the head-turning sign is a 7.5 foot-diameter expanded-polystyrene ball surrounded by aluminum in a 12 foot-diameter outer ring. The sign is held in place by 11 x 11 x 6-ft. foundation footers filled in with 35 cubic yards of concrete.

“Once we moved into our new building late last year, we always had a vision for a sign that would stand out and make drivers and passengers take a second look while they pass by our office,” said Lutz. “Since the sign was installed at the beginning of April, we have received at least a few calls a week complimenting us on the sign’s unique design!”

The franchises that have opened since January 1, 2016 are located in Las Tablas, Panama; Maputo, Mozambique; and the Isle of Cape Verde. These three openings bring the company’s total to 207 offices in 62 countries.

Offering the same quality service for which it is known domestically, Truly Nolen International, which employs over 3,500 around the globe, has the largest footprint of any pest control company in the world, in terms of countries in which they operate. Currently, 90 percent of the company’s international branches serve businesses both for active and preventative protection from pest issues.

For more information about Truly Nolen International Franchising, call (800) 771-6423 or visit www.trulynoleninternational.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 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 over 60 countries. To learn more about Truly Nolen, visit www.trulynolen.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrulyNolen) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TrulyNolen).

Truly Nolen Pest Control Promotes Sheffield to Manager, Pinellas Park Service Office

Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the promotion of Chris Sheffield to Manager of the company’s Pinellas Park, Fla. service office at 9292 49th Street North.

Sheffield joined the company in July 2015 and while in the Manager-in-Training program, he excelled as the temporary manager of the Jacksonville service office until a full-time manager was hired there. Previously, Sheffield was self-employed for 10 years as the owner of a mobile oil change company that marketed to large fleets servicing from Orlando to Homestead. In addition, he attended Tallahassee Community College and Florida State University. .

Some of Sheffield’s new responsibilities will include helping the service office gain more visibility with the local Pinellas Park community as well as nurturing the company’s core values throughout his team. “What I like most about Truly Nolen is the family culture,” said Sheffield. “I am most excited about rebuilding our service office team to better serve our customers and prepare for future growth.”

“In less than one year, Chris has accepted every challenge we have asked of him and he helped get our street-team branding program off the ground in the Orlando area during his training,” said Tim Phillips, Truly Nolen District Manager, Central Florida. “He has a wealth of business knowledge and terrific leadership skills, and we are happy to have him as a member of our Pinellas Park team.”

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 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 over 60 countries. To learn more about Truly Nolen, visit www.trulynolen.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrulyNolen) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TrulyNolen).

Truly Nolen Pest Control Creates Bird Division Covering Arizona, Promotes Srejic to Western Commercial Bird Sales Manager

Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the creation of a Western Commercial Bird Division covering Arizona, and the company’s new division will be led by bird expert Andy Srejic.  Srejic’s office will be based in Phoenix at 2711 W. Indian School Road.

Srejic joined the company in April 2016 and has 15 years of pest control industry experience including bird control. Prior to joining Truly Nolen, Srejic worked for Bird Barrier in a regional technical support role to help businesses large and small interested in bird control services. He also specialized in developing successful bird control strategies at complex sites and gained valuable information on new technologies and processes.

Some of Srejic’s new responsibilities will include helping gain more visibility with the company’s Western Commercial division as well as nurturing the company’s core values throughout his team. “One of the main reasons I joined Truly Nolen a few months ago was because of the culture, values and entrepreneurial spirit of the company,” said Srejic. “I am most excited about the opportunity to assist in the growth and expansion of this division thanks to our great team in Arizona and the West.”

“Andy has a strong reputation in the pest control industry of being a bird expert,” said Mike Tanner, Truly Nolen District Manager, Western Commercial. “His talent allows him to help solve any bird issues a business might face, and we are happy to have Andy as the leader of our new Western Commercial Bird Division.”

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 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 over 60 countries. To learn more about Truly Nolen, visit www.trulynolen.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrulyNolen) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TrulyNolen).

Truly Nolen Pest Control Promotes Knowles to Manager, San Diego Service Office

Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the promotion of Joe Knowles to Manager of the company’s San Diego service office at 7170 University Avenue, La Mesa, Calif.

Knowles joined the company in 2014 after six years as an area manager for Ace Parking Management, where he managed 35 parking facilities with over 25 team members. He was most recently the service office manager of the company’s San Marcos office (913 Rancheros Drive).

Some of Knowles’ new responsibilities will include helping the service office gain more visibility with the local San Diego community as well as instilling the company’s core values throughout his team. “I’m excited about the new challenges a service office of San Diego’s size will bring,” said Knowles. “I really appreciate all of the support our company has given me and am ready to begin setting benchmarks that I know we can achieve.”

“Since taking over in San Marcos in December 2014, Joe had a tremendous positive impact on that service office’s culture and team,” said Shane McManamy, Truly Nolen Western Region Manager. “We are looking forward to great things from Joe in San Diego.”

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 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 over 60 countries. To learn more about Truly Nolen, visit www.trulynolen.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrulyNolen) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TrulyNolen).

Truly Nolen Pest Control Promotes Barcelo to Sales Supervisor, Customer Care Center Office

Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the promotion of Michael Barcelo to Sales Supervisor of the company’s Customer Care Center in Tucson, Ariz.

Barcelo has been with Truly Nolen since 2008 when he joined the company as a salesman at the Tucson service office. In 2009, he transferred to the Customer Care Center team and has served as an Agent and a Team Leader.

Prior to joining Truly Nolen, Barcelo, who attended Pima Community College in Tucson, spent almost six years with Papagayo Mexican Restaurant in a variety of roles.

In his new role, Barcelo will be coaching and developing team members, helping to provide a successful environment for the company’s employees, and providing customer service for the company’s customers and potential customers.

“I love coming to work every day because I know we make a difference in our customers’ lives,” said Barcelo. “I’m so excited about my new role and cannot wait to hit the ground running.”

“Michael’s devotion to our customers’ satisfaction and our company’s core values make him uniquely qualified for his new position,” said Kaylieha Nielsen, Truly Nolen Manager, Customer Care Center. “I look forward to working with him as we continue to grow our Center.”

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 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 over 60 countries. To learn more about Truly Nolen, visit www.trulynolen.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrulyNolen) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TrulyNolen).

Truly Nolen Pest Control Promotes Morrow to Manager, National Commercial Service Office

Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the promotion of Daniel Morrow to Manager of the company’s National Commercial service office in Tucson. The company’s National Commercial service office manages pest control in all 50 states and for some of the largest companies, brands, and restaurants throughout the United States.

Morrow has been with Truly Nolen since February 2015. Prior to joining the company, he spent eight years in the retail industry as a manager for companies like OfficeMax and Cycle Gear. In addition, he is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a degree in Japanese Religion and Linguistics.

Morrow’s unique college degree, business background and proven skills following his successful time as a manager-in-training with Truly Nolen has him ready for the next challenge. “I am most excited about the full scope of the role,” said Morrow. “Every small decision made affects thousands of technicians, branches, franchises and service partners, and I feel like I am contributing to a greater cause.”

“Daniel brings a great new energy to our National Commercial division,” said Mike Tanner, Truly Nolen District Manager, District 107 Commercial. “We look forward to working with him as we continue to build our countrywide presence and streamline our processes.”

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 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 over 60 countries. To learn more about Truly Nolen, visit www.trulynolen.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrulyNolen) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TrulyNolen).

Truly Nolen Pest Control Promotes Pujol to Manager, North Miami Service Office

Truly Nolen Pest Control recently announced the promotion of Julio Pujol to Manager of the company’s North Miami, Fla. service office at 4474 NW 128 Street, Miami Gardens.

Pujol joined the company in 2015 and has nearly 30 years of experience in the pest control industry. In addition, he attended Garces Commercial School for Business in Miami.

Some of Pujol’s new responsibilities will include helping the service office gain more visibility with the local North Miami community as well as instilling the company’s core values throughout his team. “After so many years in this industry with other companies, what I like most about Truly Nolen is the personal touch and interaction with employees and customers,” said Pujol. “I am most excited about achieving the goals that I have set for myself and for my service office.”

“Although Julio is fairly new to our company, his three decades in our industry show his dedication to and interest in his craft,” said Rafael Masferrer, Truly Nolen District Manager, District 601. “He has a wealth of knowledge and terrific leadership skills, and we are happy to have him as a member of our North Miami team.”

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 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 over 60 countries. To learn more about Truly Nolen, visit www.trulynolen.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/TrulyNolen) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/TrulyNolen).