Pest Guide

The Green Side of Truly

The Green Side of Truly

Truly Nolen knows that our job is to make your home or business pest and termite free while protecting the environment and being a productive member of the communities we serve. We work to minimize our impact on the environment, while providing a lifestyle free of pests for our customers. Our commitment to the environment and our customers, is supported by the best choices for pest control from business practices to material application.

Truly Nolen knows that our Green Side choices go beyond the products we use to address and prevent pest and termite infestations. Our commitment is supported operationally by modifying routing, increasing customer concentration reducing drive times, to paperless billing and other efficiency factors that support sustainability.

Truly Nolen has done a tremendous amount of research to find the highest performing, naturally occurring pest control products available. We have modified our protocols to not only address changes in pest behavior through our Four Season's Pest Control but have incorporated effective naturally occurring products into our overall service protocols. Truly Nolen has conducted real world testing of all materials used. These tests have proven that naturally occurring materials not only perform, they have the best results of any pest control materials commonly used today.

Truly Nolen knows that you are the ultimate judge of quality, so your satisfaction is always guaranteed. If there continue to be signs of pests, we will continue to service your home, at no extra charge to you until you are satisfied or your money back for your last scheduled service.

Truly Friendly Products

Crysanthemum Flowers

Crysanthemum FlowersChrysanthemum flowers are a great source of botanical repellents. The flowers are pulverized and the active components called Pyrethrins extracted. Pyrethrum is an important, natural source of pesticide.

Pest Control:

Pyrethrins are effective on all insects, as well as inhibiting mosquitoes from biting. They are biodegradable and decompose when exposed to sunlight. This material is considered to be among the safest pesticides. They are approved for use in certifed organic farms and food processing plants, and when used as an aerosol, it is highly repellent and fast acting.

It's ideal for some of the insects favorite hiding spots, like closets.


AbamectinAbamectin comes from a natural soil bacterium that looks similar to a mushroom. Some common household uses are as a Heartworm medicine for dogs, a tick deterrent for horses, and a de-worming medicine for domestic animals.

Pest Control:

Abamectin attacks insects and mites, causing paralysis. The insect stops feeding and dies after a few days. When used as a bait, It effectively controls cockroaches, ants, and crickets.

Truly Nolen uses this product in low doses around the perimeter of your yard as an outer defense against invasions. It successfully halts egg production in queen ants, which work towards eliminating the future threat of the colony.

Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous EarthDiatomaceous Earth is a naturally occurring, soft sedimentary rock that easily crumbles into a fine powder. Diatomaceous Earth consists of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae.

Common Uses:

Some common household uses for DE are as a filtration aid for drinking water and swimming pools and as a mild abrasive in products like toothpaste, facial masks, dietary cleansing products and cat litter. Since DE is non-toxic to humans, you will often find it grain-based foods as it is mixed in to keep the grain safe from bugs.

Pest Control:

This naturally occurring rock is ground to just the right size to penetrate the defensive armor of bugs causing them to dehydrate.

Truly Nolen uses it on pests inside and out like scorpions and centipedes. We've found it to be especially effective at preventing bed bug infestations.


BoronBoron salts are filtered out of the earth in southern California. These products are ground into fine powder called boron dust and is used in the products like Nibor-D and Niban bait.

Since Boron has been in the earth for millions of years, it is a very stable, long lasting product that simply dilutes back into the earth when met with moisture.

Because it has the same toxicity as table salt, it is a great way to deal with many pests inside your home.

Common Uses:

Some of the most common household uses for Boron are in popular products like eye drops, household cleaners and even laundry detergents.

Pest Control:

Truly Nolen places this fine powder deep into cracks and crevices, which keeps bugs from setting up shop in your home. One of the benefits of Boron is that insects do not consider it a threat. In fact, some consider it a food source, which allows it to be readily distributed throughout the colony rather than them avoiding it. A drawback of many pesticides is that they can cause the colony to disperse into other hiding spots, sometimes making the problem worse. Boron has been used for well over 100 years. And because it aects insects digestion, it has never been found to cause resistance. Therefore we can depend on it to be a good defense far into the future. Another great benet is that it readily adheres to grease and other organic matter insects are likely to eat, which makes it even more likely that they will take it back to their nest.

Geranium Oil and White Pepper

Geranium Oil and White PepperGeranium oil is distilled from the flowers and leaves of the geranium plant. It has a heavy, sweet floral aroma. White pepper is taken from the ripe inner seed of the peppercorn harvested from the pepper plant.

Common Uses:

White pepper is used is food recipes and some herbal regiments. Geranium oil is used in topical beauty and aromatherapy applications.

Pest Control:

In combination, these ingredients are an all-natural bird repellent and deterrent. Applied in a formulation to areas where birds roost, the white pepper ingredient causes contact redness and a burning sensation to the bird's feet without any actual physical harm to the pest. The geranium oil has a very pungent astringent smell that is offensive to pigeons and other birds.

Truly Nolen uses products, like Bird-O Gel, on surfaces where unwanted pigeons and birds commonly congregate and roost to discourage their presence and train them to go elsewhere. These products are non-caustic and non-corrosive, so the birds are able to walk or fly off without suffering harm. These long-lasting, non-toxic formulations are environmentally safe and not harmful to humans and other animals.


EnzymesInstead of using chemicals, some products utilize bio-remediation methods to take care of conditions that encourage infestation.

Pest Control:

The enzymes in the Bio-Gel drain product attack organic build-up that can serve as a food source and breeding site for insects.

The primary focus of this product is on oils, fats and greases, proteins, and carbohydrates. Bio-Gel is ideal for dumpsters, drain lines, overflow lines, grease traps, septic systems, rendering vats, elevator pits, lift stations, and other areas where organic build-up is an issue.

The product is bio-degradable, non-toxic, and non-caustic. Routine application of this product as part of a regular pest prevention program improves drain flow, reduces foul orders, eliminates drain pests, and provides a very pleasant fresh citrus scent.

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