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Pest Control

Truly Nolen of Halifax, NS is an innovative solution to ongoing household pest problems. Our Four Season's Protection Plan combines advanced, proactive treatments with pests' seasonal behavior to keep your Dartmouth home protected year round.More on Halifax Pest Control.

Seasonal Spotlight

While you are off enjoying a warm summer day at the beach, pests may be making their way into your home. Luckily, Truly Nolen offers professional pest control and removal services in Halifax that help prevent pests from residing on your property. Contact us today.

Your home is the one place you can go to relax during the day. Protect your beloved Halifax property from carpenter ants with the help of Truly Nolen. We will inspect, identify and then determine a course of action to ensure your home is free of these insects. If you require carpenter ant removal, we are the place to call.

Springtime is here in the Hamilton, Ancaster and Dundas area! This weather means that bees and wasps are returning and ready to find a safe place to build a nest. Protect your home with the help of Truly Nolen’s professional bee and wasp removal services! Contact us today for more information. More on Halifax Bed Bug Control.

To humans, spring means fixing up your home and repairing your garden. To rodents, this means reproducing and finding a safe place to raise their young. Your home in Halifax may be in danger of an infestation, so contact Truly Nolen to stop a springtime rodent invasion before it starts. More on Halifax Rodent Control.

Bees and wasps aren’t commonly seen during the cold weather months, but they may hide in homes to stay warm. If you believe there is an infestation in your Halifax home, Truly Nolen can help. We offer several removal techniques that are proven to free your home of pests. Contact us to learn more about our winter services! More on Halifax Bee and Was Control.

Although spiders provide a number of benefits to the ecosystem, no one wants to share their home with them. If you are noticing an increase in spider activity around your residence in Halifax this Fall, don’t wait to contact Truly Nolen Canada. Learn more about our spider removal services here. More on Halifax Spider Control.

News & Notes

No matter what the season, pests will try and get into your home. Our Four Season approach is a proactive program that addresses the changes in pest behaviour from season to season. As an industry leader since 1938, we are continuing to innovate our services as part of our response to COVID to keep you and your family safe.

Rodent Control

To humans, spring means fixing up your home and repairing your garden. To rodents, this means reproducing and finding a safe place to raise their young. Your home in Halifax may be in danger of an infestation, so contact Truly Nolen to stop a springtime rodent invasion before it starts. More on Halifax Rodent Control.


More About Truly Nolen of Halifax, NS


Ready to experience something new? Halifax has something for everyone, rated #1 on a list of large cities by quality of life. With a thriving population of over 400,000 people, the heart and soul of Halifax revolves around its citizens and the beautiful city they have helped shape. 

Halifax boasts various world-class attractions, from iconic lighthouses, stunning galleries and museums, to a waterfront science centre and urban gardens. It is known for its relaxed, simple lifestyle and can offer a great balance of city life. 

Dealing With Pests

As a home or business owner in Halifax, you don’t want to have to worry about keeping your property free of pests. We take care of pest control in Halifax, so you have the free time to discover everything the great city has to offer! Truly Nolen understands the needs of Halifax residents and businesses and provides knowledge and experience in pest control services.

The summer months can be especially tricky for keeping your property free of pests, which is why we offer our mosquito control program. This unique service includes a monthly visit from our technicians, June through September. 

With mice and rats living abundantly in Halifax, we provide a comprehensive Rodent Control Program.  This service offers an initial one-time Rodent Control Intensive service followed by scheduled bi-monthly visits by our technician to your home to assess the status of your rodent problem and refresh the traps and baiting requirements.

The warm weather not only brings out a major nuisance of mosquitos, but it can also prompt a rise in tick populations, which means being conscious of Lyme disease. Our technicians at Truly Nolen treat ticks during spring and late summer to help break their life cycle. The combination of a tick and mosquito program will not only stop the annoying bites but can also help to protect your family against potential illness. 

Pest Elimination Services

Our Lower Water Street branch offers a variety of pest control services in Halifax and the surrounding areas. These services include:

The Four Seasons Approach

Our unique and innovative Four Seasons pest control approach eliminates current infestations quickly and unobtrusively while proactively protecting your home as the behaviours of pests change with the seasons.

With four scheduled visits a year, Halifax residents can rest assured that they are covered all year round. But we also understand that pest problems can arise between those visits. So, if a bee or wasp problem occurs between regularly scheduled visits, customers will have their account serviced at no extra cost. 

The Four Seasons approach to pest control is a proactive, preventative maintenance program that allows us to get in front of an issue before it becomes a problem for our customers. Our technicians have the knowledge and expertise to know that pest control is a process, not a one-time treatment, since the behaviours of pests change with the seasons. With the Four Seasons approach, we can eliminate current infestations while proactively protecting your home year round. 

Pest Control

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With seasonal weather changes in Nova Scotia comes a seasonal change in pest behaviours. Having a plan to protect your home from the pests of summer to the pests of winter is essential in keeping your home pest-free. Truly Nolen Halifax protects the capital city and surrounding areas through an innovative Four Seasons pest control approach proactively addressing pest behaviours season to season while eliminating current infestations. Call Truly Nolen Halifax today to proactively combat pests before they get in.

Halifax Pest Facts

  • In Halifax precipitation is high year-round and provides ideal breeding ground for Halifax’s most common pests including spiders, ants and crickets.
  • Pests seek out moisture, food, and shelter. Homes located next to the water like those in Halifax’s South End, near Jubilee Road, Point Pleasant Park, and Beaufort Avenue South are particularly vulnerable.
  • Keep your family safe throughout the year and particularly during the spring when insects strive to increase their populations. We service all Halifax areas including Cole Harbor, Bayers, Connaught, Robie Street, Quinpool Road, and Clayton Park. Call Truly Nolen Halifax today at (902) 425-7378 or schedule an inspection online.

Pest Control Services

Our Four Seasons pest control is proof of our experience as an industry leader. This innovative pest management program adapts to the behaviours of pests as the seasons change, offering a layered protection that lasts. Our licensed and insured technicians undergo rigorous training at state-of-the-art facilities and carry a reputation as being the most skilled and experienced in the industry. Above all, your comfort, time, and privacy are always a priority and receive the utmost respect. Truly Nolen Halifax offers a variety of pest control services including:


  • Ants, including Carpenter Ants
  • Bed Bugs
  • Bees & Wasps
  • Flies & Fleas
  • Mosquitoes
  • Pigeons & Birds
  • Roaches
  • Rodents (mice and rats)
  • Spiders
  • Termites

Carpenter Ant

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Carpenter ants’ wood destroying capabilities are a cause for concern in Canada’s wooden structures including your home or business. While they do not eat wood, they chew on it carving out galleries. Carpenter ants don’t stop there, they also have a sweet tooth and like sugary foods. Keeping them out and controlling their population is essential. Truly Nolen Halifax is prepared to tackle any carpenter ant infestation.


Our Four Seasons Pest Control Program covers you from this nuisance pest along with a variety of others. By introducing effective bait products and undetectable liquid products, the carpenter ant population can be controlled.


Localized Facts & Advice:

  • The number of carpenter ants is on the rise in Halifax, Nova Scotia and surrounding areas.
  • Halifax is a preferred location for carpenter ants because of the abundant moist wood that is available from leaking windows, damp basements, and where porches or decks meet the house.
  • Older homes and mature neighborhoods are most susceptible to carpenter ant infestations, including neighborhoods with small wood frame semi-detached and row houses built from the mid-1850s to the early 1900s between Gottingen Street and the North Common.
  • Residents of centralized neighborhoods like Halifax west end should be aware that carpenter ants are active year-round and can be found both indoors and outdoors.

The keys to successful control of carpenter ants are to:

  • Immediately remove or repair any wet or rotting wood in your home.
  • Fix leaky roofs and plumbing leaks to avoid attracting carpenter ants.
  • Remove any clutter that creates shelter for carpenter ants to build their nests.
  • Trust your local Halifax pest control professional to periodically monitor for the ants.


Call Truly Nolen Halifax today at (902) 425-7378 for a pest control inspection.

Bed Bug Control

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Halifax, Nova Scotia is an acclaimed global metropolis, and eastern Canada’s center of commerce and politics. With visitors from all over the world traveling to and from Nova Scotia’s capital city for business and pleasure alike, Halifax residents are advised to be on the lookout for bed bugs, as the number of infestations continue to rise in Canada and the US. These elusive pests travel on clothing, luggage, furniture and artwork raising concerns for all Halifax neighborhoods from Bedford to Dartmouth and Clayton Park to Cole Harbour.

What’s Up with Bed Bugs?

Even though bed bugs pose no threat of disease, their bites can cause ongoing physical discomfort to their human hosts, as well as anxiety and psychological mayhem, leading to sleep disorders and deprivation that can ultimately lead to health issues.


Flat, oval, reddish brown insects, about one half-inch in length, bed bugs, engorged with blood, grow to the size of a small droplet of blood. Nocturnal and fast, bed bugs feed on blood, preferably human. Attracted by warm bodies at rest and our exhalation of carbon dioxide, bed bugs come out of hiding at night and feast on their human hosts, before returning to their hiding places, in mattresses, upholstered headboards, cracks and crevices and on curtains. As their numbers increase, bed bugs can spread to furniture, artwork and walls: any porous object that they can cling to. The first signs of a bed bug issue usually manifests in small, itchy welts on your family’s upper extremities.

What To Do

Don’t panic. Even though bed bugs make a huge red-spotted mess and cause an unpleasant sweet, musty odor, all is not lost. Don’t get carried away and throw out your infested belongings. Difficult, but not impossible to conquer, help is on the way by way of Truly Nolen’s I.P.M. (Integrated Pest Management) system.

Most affected items can be treated and/or cleaned.

A thorough Truly Nolen inspection will determine the evidence of past and present infestations. Once detected, the affected area needs to be prepped for treatment. All clutter must be removed from the affected area, and the area thoroughly cleaned. Linens, bedding and curtains must be removed and cleaned. Some items, artwork for example should be cleaned and bagged for treatment.

Truly Nolen’s Treatment Solutions

Skilled technicians apply Truly Nolen’s patent pending high pressure misting system that drives control components into seams and cracks where bed bugs hide. All mattresses and box springs will be treated, along with any window treatments and upholstered furniture.

Encasement Systems Work

In order to protect and prevent future re-infestation, Truly Nolen Canada recommends installing encasement systems for mattresses and box springs to seal out any future bed bugs, while sealing in existing bed bugs that will die in a few weeks. Encasement systems offer cost-effective alternatives to buying new beds.

Keeping an Eye Out

Treated areas must be inspected after ten days. Technicians using appropriate control actions will monitor your home for any signs of bed bug activity.


Even with Truly Nolen’s most diligent and thorough IPM systems, bed bug re-infestation can occur as bed bugs can still enter your home through your guests’ clothing and luggage. Truly Nolen’s treatment products help prevent bed bug eggs from hatching, and control even adult bed bugs.

Proactive Monitoring

Let Truly Nolen Halifax service technicians show you how to spot a possible infestation. Proactive awareness of a potential problem will help Halifax residents identify early warning signs of further re-infestations.

Call Truly Nolen Halifax at 902-425-7378 or schedule a bed bug inspection online to take care of your existing bed bug problem and help prevent re-infestations.

Rodent Control

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If you are hearing noises in the attic at night or a light scurrying noise that sounds like it could be in the walls, you could have a rodent infestation in your home. Rodents can cause extensive damage to your home if left untreated. They can gnaw on your electrical wiring, contaminate your food and spread diseases. Their nests and droppings become ideal breeding sites for insects that can also carry disease into your home. Attics, walls, and basements are the perfect environment for rodents to inhabit.

Things to Know:

  • When homes are left neglected and in poor living conditions, an infestation can affect the whole neighborhood. As residents of a Cole Harbour, N.S. neighborhood have experienced, an abandoned home was the cause of the rat problem in their neighborhood.
  • Rats are found throughout Canada; they are especially aggressive during the cold Canadian winters to escape the weather.
  • Public venues such as hospitals can also be breeding grounds for rodent infestation due to the high volume of people coming in and out.
  • Rodent populations grow quickly and steadily but rats and mice are perhaps most troublesome and potentially damaging in Canadian communities.

A successful and effective rodent control strategy typically involves sanitation measures, rodent proofing (exclusion), and population reduction (trapping). Each home is unique, with its own entry points and conditions that can make it ideal for a rodent infestation. The professionals at Truly Nolen Halifax take the time to thoroughly inspect your home, identify any entry points, and implement measures and barriers to entry.


Truly Nolen’s Complete Rodent Control Program provides a one-year guaranteed warranty and the peace of mind that comes with it. We specialize in the expert removal of Norway rats, house mice, and roof rats that are most problematic to Halifax homeowners. Call your local Truly Nolen Canada office today to schedule your rodent inspection.

Bee & Wasp Control

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Eco-friendly walks, parks and outdoor venues helped Nova Scotia’s center of industry and government earn first place status on the list of “large cities by quality of life.” With so much to offer, Halifax buzzes with activity year round. In the warmer months, residents and visitors may encounter another unwelcome buzz of bees and wasps.


Although honeybees and other bees play a major role in our eco-system as pollinators and as nature’s pest controllers, bees and wasps can strike fear in our hearts. This usually stems from the fact that bees and wasps can hurt you if you disturb them. A colony of yellow jackets or wasps can go crazy and create serious suffering and life-threatening situations for you, your family and your pets. Wasps and bees in the wrong place at the wrong time, can become serious pests. If you think you may have a bee or wasp infestation, Truly Nolen Halifax can help you. Contact us today for an inspection.


Whether you’re dealing with bees, wasps or another stinging insect, it is important to distinguish between the various types since the means of eradicating them varies. While wasps tend to have smaller colonies, bees can have colonies with populations close to 100,000.

The Buzz on Bees and Wasps

  • Yellow jackets, wasps and hornets are predators, preying on flies, roaches and other insects for food and smaller than Honeybees and Bumblebees.
  • The predators are more streamlined and shiny and built to stab their victims many times with their stingers.
  • Honeybees, bumblebees and other pollinators generally are worker bees collecting pollen for honey production.
  • These pollinators are stockier than predators with round, furry bodies and flat legs for efficient pollen collecting.
  • Pollinators only sting once, usually to defend their hive’s honey. Once pollinators sting, they die.

Truly Nolen Services

If you discover you have a beehive or see a swarm, first make sure you, your family and pets are inside. Remain calm and contact pest control professionals immediately, do not try to handle the situation on your own. Truly Nolen of Halifax understands your concerns and our professional technicians are trained and ready to assist you at a moment’s notice.


Our Truly Nolen technician will speak with you about your observations and come out to inspect the situation.

Truly Nolen Inspection

Your Truly Nolen technician will determine which type of bee or wasp you have and the extent of your infestation. It will be best if your loved ones are inside for both the inspection and the subsequent treatment.

Devise an Action Plan

Truly Nolen will then devise an action plan to eradicate bees or wasps from your property. Each property has different elements that may impact the plan. Truly Nolen technicians will activate the plan to eliminate the swarm or nest from your Halifax County property with your safety in mind.

Communicate the Results

Licensed Truly Nolen technicians will advise you of all actions taken to eradicate the infestation and what you can expect in the 24 to 48 hours immediately following treatment, such as the presence of straggler bees. If there is a hive (minus the insects) on your property, Truly Nolen will then explain to you the preventative measures recommended to make sure the stinging insects do not return.


At Truly Nolen Halifax, we also offer additional bee and wasp services including colony removal and preventative programs for bee reduction that include scout traps and swarm traps.


Truly Nolen Halifax: Better bee and wasp solutions. Call us today at 902-425-7378 or schedule an inspection online.

Spider Control

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No one likes spiders in their house. However, most spiders in Halifax are actually harmless to humans and help to keep the insect population in control. Learn more about signs of spiders in your home, pest prevention tips and the benefits of professional pest and spider removal services in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Signs of Spiders and Other Pests

The most common signs of spiders in your home are cobwebs. Look for webs and arachnids both inside and outside your home. While spiders in your home may be an uncomfortable idea, they are also a good indicator of other bugs around. At Truly Nolen Pest Control, we offer comprehensive inspections, prevention and removal services for a wide range of pests.

Prevention Tips

Find out how to prevent spiders from entering your home in the first place. These prevention tips are also essential for keeping your home pest-free after our professional services:


  • Sweep up any webs around your home
  • Control other insect populations
  • Vacuum behind bookshelves, under couches and near exterior doors
  • Seal any cracks in doorways, windows or basement walls
  • Keep trash bins further away from your house

One of the most efficient prevention strategies is to lower the insect population in your home. Spiders only enter your home if they find ants, flies and other insects to eat. A large infestation of spiders is typically a sign of another infestation, so it’s important to hire a professional pest control technician to assist you in removing both the spiders and their food source.


Ask our technicians for more information about prevention tips for your specific situation. Some homes have additional factors that may be allowing bugs to enter. Thorough cleaning and sealing up your home are great steps for keeping spiders out and preventing them from returning.

Professional Spider Removal Services in Halifax

With years of experience and an international business model, Truly Nolen Pest Control is your premier source of reliable pest removal services in the local area. Trust our team to assist you in removing spiders without harming your home or your family.


Don’t let spiders and other pests cause your home to feel uncomfortable. Restore your sense of home and enjoy premier spider control services from Truly Nolen Pest Control. Schedule an inspection today to enjoy safe, effective spider removal service for your home in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Work with an experienced professional to identify any pest issue in and around your home and find out how we can take back your home and keep your family safe.


Note: Not all services are available at all locations.

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