Category Archives: Press Releases

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
Wendy Shauben, Tilson PR

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.

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.

Hurricanes could bring pest problems

Hurricanes have the potential to seriously disrupt everyday life. When a storm hits an area, its strong winds, rain and resulting flooding can cause major damage to a community. However, there's another way hurricanes can damage an area – by bringing in an influx of pests. With Hurricane Sandy threatening part of the country, these storm-related issues are a concern for many on the East Coast.

After a storm, many return to their homes to find damage from water or wind, but they may not be expecting to discover a problem with insects, as well. Because hurricanes and other storms can displace or disorient wildlife, the potential of bug problems goes up drastically. The South Carolina Department of Public Health and Environmental Control reported that the frequency of insect bites can increase by up to 50 percent after a storm.

Insect issues
Once homeowners are sure it's safe to return to their residences, there are several things they can do to reduce the risk of unwelcome pests invading their houses. Downpours can increase the number of mosquitoes in an area, so it's essential to drain any standing water to eliminate breeding areas. Even if there are no puddles around, it's still important to take precautions, as mosquitoes can carry diseases. Making sure screens are free from rips is key to prevent the pests from entering a home, and when going outside residents should always wear bug repellent to keep the mosquitoes from biting.

Rodent invasions
Rodents can also be a concern for communities after a hurricane hits. While winds are high, trash may be blown about, which attracts rats to an area. Upon returning to their residence, homeowners should make sure there is no trash or food outside their homes to keep the critters at bay. Any holes or cracks caused by storm damage should be sealed as soon as possible – it's not hard for a rodent to sneak into a residence through a small crevice.

If homeowners return to their communities after a hurricane to find that insects and rodents have taken over, it's essential to bring in a professional exterminator. Because many pests can carry disease, they need to be removed from homes as quickly as possible. Without taking care of the issue in a timely fashion, residents may only find that the problem will get worse over the coming days and weeks. A pest control professional can help to ensure unwelcome critters are eliminated from a household, and that it is habitable once more.

Bed bugs not just a problem in hotels

Many students feel a bit anxious when back-to-school season comes around and it's time to move into their college dormitories. Parents are likely stressed as well, trying to ensure their kids have everything they need before packing the car and driving off to campus. After moving furniture and boxes and making last-minute runs to the store, pupils and their parents may not be prepared to handle yet another problem – dorm-dwelling bed bugs.

Many people used to assume bed bugs were only active in hotels, but that's far from the truth. Bed bugs can live anywhere and spread quite easily, making it hard to prevent unknowingly picking up the pests and bringing them home. College students across the country are finding the unwelcome insects in their new dorm rooms

Pests make their way to campuses
Several students attending the University of Maryland at College Park have discovered bed bugs in their dorm rooms after noticing itchy welts on their skin. Some of the pupils reported the problems immediately, but were dismayed to find that the school took days to respond to requests for assistance removing the bugs, according to the school's newspaper The Diamondback.

This isn't the first time the university has struggled with bed bug problems. The Diamondback reported that some dormitories have had problems with infestations for years. To help combat the issue, school officials added a bed bug clause to their housing contracts in 2011 – students must now prove their rooms are free of pests upon moving out.

While some schools have had ongoing battles with the bugs, some colleges are discovering new issues just weeks after students moved into their buildings. William Paterson University, located in Wayne, New Jersey, has recently discovered an infestation, after a student discovered the pests in her room at the beginning of the semester. The school has taken steps to prevent the spread of the problem, but students have still been advised to wash their bedding and clothing, while also keeping an eye out for any bugs.

It's not just dorm rooms that are at risk – bed bugs can also be found in classrooms and other university buildings. Maryland's Carroll Community College recently discovered some pests on classroom chairs and simulation tables. The school quickly closed the infested classrooms and will reopen them once they are bug free.

Bed bugs can be difficult to eliminate, and those who fear an infestation should always contact pest control professionals. Without the help of an experienced exterminator, the bugs may spread and cause emotional and psychological distress for those dealing with the problem.