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Pest Control

Truly Nolen of Merrickville, ON 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 Merrickville home protected year round. More on Merrickville Pest Control.

Seasonal Spotlight

Eliminate springtime pests such as spiders, bed bugs, carpenter ants and rodents from your Merrickville home with the help of Truly Nolen. Our professional pest removal services can ensure the health and safety of your home and family. To learn more about our spring services and schedule an inspection, contact us today.

If you are noticing ants around your Merrickville home, don’t wait to contact a professional pest control service. These pests can be extremely destructive if not taken care of as soon as possible. But Truly Nolen is one step ahead with our proven removal services. Give us a call today!

Bed bugs use winter to their advantage by hiding in your thick blankets and winter clothing. These infestations can spread quickly, so hiring Truly Nolen for our skilled removal services as soon as you detect one is crucial. Protect your home from bed bugs in Merrickville with our winter pest control solutions. Contact us today to learn about our pest removal services. More on Merrickville Bed Bug Control.

The cold winter weather drives rodents indoors, seeking warmth, food and water. Your Merrickville home or business may be at risk for an infestation, so be sure to contact Truly Nolen. Our professionals will keep your property rodent-free this winter and the rest of the year with our Four Seasons approach. Contact us to learn more about our cold-weather solutions. More on Merrickville Rodent Control.

While you may be an expert at identifying what a bee or wasp nest looks like, you probably aren’t as good at removing them. If you come across one on your Merrickville property this spring, don’t wait to contact Truly Nolen. We offer a professional bee and wasp removal service sure to leave you and your family safe and satisfied. Give us a call today for more information. More on Merrickville Bee and Was Control.

It can be difficult to enjoy the lovely Autumn weather if you have a spider infestation on your hands. Take back your home this Fall with the help of Truly Nolen Canada. We offer unbeatable removal and prevention services, sure to leave your Merrickville property spider-free! Contact us today to schedule an inspection. More on Merrickville Spider Control.

News & Notes

As COVID-19 has been keeping everyone close to home over the past year, pest control services may now be essential. In keeping with safety protocols, we have altered many of our services. Contact us today to hear more about our contactless services in Merrickville.

Rodent Control

The cold winter weather drives rodents indoors, seeking warmth, food and water. Your Merrickville home or business may be at risk for an infestation, so be sure to contact Truly Nolen. Our professionals will keep your property rodent-free this winter and the rest of the year with our Four Seasons approach. Contact us to learn more about our cold-weather solutions. More on Merrickville Rodent Control.


More About Truly Nolen of Merrickville, ON

From our home office in Merrickville, Truly Nolen Canada is centrally located to service the surrounding towns and rural clients in the Ottawa Valley. We not only service Kanata , Stittsville and Manotick but also a wide rural area including Carleton Place, Almonte, Carp, Smiths Falls, Perth and Kemptville. From the Upper Ottawa River, along the Rideau to the lake district of Portland and Westport, spiders and other pests are controlled with our environmentally sound, four season pest control programs. Residential and Commercial pest problems are no problem for our licensed and insured pest control technicians who carry the knowledge and expertise that only 75 years of experience in pest control can offer.

We take care of many common pest problems including:

Whether your location is urban or rural, Truly Nolen is looking forward to taking your call when you need reliable pest control in the Ottawa Valley.

Proudly Serving: Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Carleton Place, Almonte, Carp, Smiths Falls, Perth and Kemptville

Pest Control

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Protecting your home against the ants of summer and the rodents of winter can seem like an impossible task. Truly Nolen Merrickville offers a unique Four Seasons pest control approach that not only eliminates current infestations quickly but also proactively addresses the changes in pest behaviour from season to season. Keep your home protected from pests every season by calling Truly Nolen Merrickville today at (613) 269-4576 or schedule an inspection online.

Merrickville Pest Facts

  • Many Merrickville homes were constructed from Canadian timbers, so if proper care isn’t taken carpenter ants (and many other types of pests) can cause costly structural damage to your home.
  • To keep pests out all year, it’s important to check your house for unwarranted access points such as those around roof damage, garage doors, and vents to limit pest access.
  • In fall, many pests, particularly rodents look for a comfortable place to overwinter. Older areas like the settlements along the Rideau Canal are highly vulnerable to pest infestation, particularly those along the water.
  • Merrickville is considered by many historians to be Canada’s best preserved 19th century village. Truly Nolen is proud to continue preserving the city. We not only service Kanata, Stittsville and Manotick but also a wide rural area including Carleton Place, Almonte, Carp, Smiths Falls, Perth and Kemptville.

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 Merrickville 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

Proudly Serving: Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Carleton Place, Almonte, Carp, Smiths Falls, Perth and Kemptville

Carpenter Ant

Merrickville, ON Carpenter Ant

Carpenter ants are not only a nuisance to your home or business, but can also cause damage to the structure. They are always looking for a way in for food and shelter. If carpenter ants do make it inside, they will begin to make nests out of the wood in your home. Truly Nolen Merrickville’s trained professionals can help you identify an infestation, and take the necessary measures to control the carpenter ant population while taking precautionary measures for the future.


Our advanced techniques include undetectable liquid products that are brought into the colony by the carpenter ants themselves, actively spreading the product and controlling the population.  Our Four Seasons Pest Program includes protection against carpenter ants and many other pests.



Localized Facts & Advice:

  • Carpenter ants move the location of their colonies if they are disturbed, as often happens during construction. This is why new homes or those surrounding a new building present likely locations for an infestation.
  • Areas like Merrickville Estates that boast large lots with wood, dirt and trees surrounding the area are at particular risk of a carpenter ant infestation.
  • The numbers of carpenter ants are on the rise in Merrickville, Ontario and surrounding areas.
  • Carpenter ants in your home typically arrive from nests in outside environments. Pay particular attention to your surrounding landscape.

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 Merrickville pest control professional to periodically monitor for the ants.


Call Truly Nolen Merrickville today at (613) 269-4576 for a pest control inspection.


Proudly Serving: Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Carleton Place, Almonte, Carp, Smiths Falls, Perth and Kemptville

Bed Bug Control

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Spanning both shores of the Rideau Canal, Merrickville’s award-winning Victorian village attracts year round visitors to experience her history, her enchanting culture and her many exciting water activities. Merrickville’s bustling village features a lively arts community with many skilled craftsmen as well as interesting heritage museums and appealing restaurants. The Merrickville area is also dotted with many quaint and cozy bed and breakfast inns that welcome many overnight visitors each season. With so many overnight guests, Merrickville residents are advised to be on the lookout for bed bug infestations. These elusive little bloodsuckers can be carried into your home on clothing, luggage, furniture and almost anything that has folds or crevices for the bugs to hide. Once inside your home they will gravitate to anywhere people sleep or even lay awake watching TV. Your sofa is not a safe haven.


A bed bug infestation may not pose an actual threat to your heath but it can cause some serious anxiety. The stress and anxiety you experience can lead to serious health problems, but the bed bugs themselves do not spread disease unlike other insects.

What do Merrickville Residents Need to Know about Bed Bugs?

  • You will only see bed bugs at night. Look carefully, they are fast-moving.
  • If you don’t see them, they will find you when you sleep. They are attracted by warm bodies and the carbon dioxide you exhale as you sleep.
  • Bed bugs continue to be on the rise in Ontario and every other province in Canada.
  • Bed bugs are flat, oval shaped bugs until they have a blood meal and then they grow fatter and turn more reddish than brown.
  • They hide in the crevices of your mattress, headboard, drapes and of course your carpet. You can usually spot their bloodstain trails if you look at your mattress carefully. As the infestation grows, bed bugs are known to spread to a variety of furniture and even can be found clinging to your walls as they search for their next blood meal.
  • Your first sign of bed bugs may be their bites. The bite is small and usually several will appear as red dots in a linear pattern.

Don’t panic, they are difficult to get rid of, but not impossible with professional help.

Don’t start throwing out your beds, bedding and furnishings before you call Truly Nolen of Merrickville for a thorough bed bug inspection. You may have a huge red-spotted mess and unpleasant sweet, musty odor, but remember all is not lost. Bed bugs are not impossible to conquer, Truly Nolen’s I.P.M. (Integrated Pest Management) system will be able to take care of the problem.


Proudly Serving: Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Carleton Place, Almonte, Carp, Smiths Falls, Perth and Kemptville

Rodent Control

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Rodents eat practically anything humans eat; they get plenty of food from home gardens, fruit or nut trees and even parts of ornamental shrubs and flowers. These highly adaptable creatures enter new provinces everyday on board ships, trains, and trucks carrying goods. They can also easily enter your home through very small spaces. Merrickville is recognized by historians as Canada’s best preserved and 19th century Village with over 100 historic sites.  However, the older the location, the more important it is to take precautionary measures to keep rodents out. If left untreated, rodents can cause damage to your home by chewing through electrical wiring and spreading disease through their droppings.

Things to Know:

  • Rats seen during the day are generally socially low-ranked individuals who have been denied access to food by dominant rats during the night.
  • Old World rats are active all year, mostly at night. However, when disturbed (weather change, construction, etc.), hungry, or when living in crowded conditions they are seen at any hour.
  • Food items in household garbage offer a fairly balanced diet and also satisfy their moisture needs.


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 Merrickville 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 you with 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 Merrickville homeowners. Call your local Truly Nolen Canada office today to schedule your rodent inspection.


Proudly Serving: Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Carleton Place, Almonte, Carp, Smiths Falls, Perth and Kemptville

Bee & Wasp Control

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Living up to her reputation as, “The Jewel of the Rideau,” Merrickville draws visitors and residents alike to her beautiful Victorian village and the variety of recreational and sightseeing canal activities. With her quaint charm, skilled artisans, eclectic boutiques and canal cruisers, Merrickville buzzes with things to see and do. Unfortunately, when the weather warms, residents and visitors may also experience the unwelcome buzz of bees and wasps.


Buzzing insects, including honeybees and other pollinating bees, are positive contributors to our eco-system as both pollinators and as nature’s pest controllers. However, this does little to stop us from worrying about their stings and possible adverse reactions to these stings. When we see a swarm of these stinging insects, most of us would run for cover. Understanding the differences between bees and wasps and knowing when to contact pest control professionals for help is essential. For example, yellow jackets or wasps can create serious suffering and life-threatening situations for your family and visitors when you find yourselves in the wrong place at the wrong time.


If you think you spotted a bee or wasp infestation at your home or business, Truly Nolen Merrickville can help. Contact us today for an inspection.

Get the Buzz on the difference between Bees and Wasps

  • Honeybees, bumblebees and other pollinators’ primary purpose is to collect pollen for honey production. You will spot them hard at work in your garden and around any flowering plant, bush or tree.
  • These bee pollinators are stockier than their wasp and hornet predators with round, furry bodies and flat legs for collecting pollen.
  • Pollinators can only sting once before they die. They will usually only sting to defend their hive’s honey.
  • The predator variety of stinging insects’ primary occupation is to eat other insects. Yellow jackets, wasps and hornets are predator stinging insects and prey on flies, roaches and other insects for food.
  • Predators are more streamlined and shiny. Their stingers are able to stab and sting their victims multiple times, hence the saying “madder than a hornet.”

Truly Nolen Services When you discover a beehive or swarm, anxiety sets in. Your natural reaction is to worry about the safety of your family, pets and property. What do you do? Stay calm and contact Truly Nolen Merrickville. We understand your concerns and our professional Truly Nolen technicians are trained and ready to help. Truly Nolen’s Service Protocol for Elimination of Bees and Wasps

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It starts with an inspection of the hive by your Truly Nolen technician to verify the type of swarm and size of the nest or hive to evaluate the extent of the infestation.


Devise a Comprehensive Action Plan Customized for your Property
Now that the size and scope of the problem has been identified along with the species of stinging insect, Truly Nolen Merrickville professionals will formulate an action plan to eradicate your pest.


Eliminate the Bees or Wasps from your Leeds/Grenville County property

Truly Nolen technicians will arrive in protective clothing and contain the swarm and remove the stinging insects from their nest or hive while you and your family remain safe inside. Beware of straggler bees who may remain active for up to 48 hours after the treatment has been completed.


At Truly Nolen Merrickville, 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 Merrickville: Better bee and wasp solutions. Call us today at 613-269-4576 or schedule an inspection online.


Proudly Serving: Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Carleton Place, Almonte, Carp, Smiths Falls, Perth and Kemptville

Spider Control

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Spiders are everywhere. They come in many different shapes and sizes. Some spiders are dangerous, while others are just annoying. A lot of the time spiders are found outside, but occasionally they can find their way into homes, basements and garages.


Although spiders will not damage buildings or structures, their presence is creepy and some spider bites can be painful. It can actually be quite helpful having some spiders in your home. The insect can reduce infestation from other bugs.

A spider’s diet consists of small insects. Merrickville, ON Truly Nolen Pest Control uses advanced techniques to remove spider infestations. Contact us today for an inspection.



Spiders In Your Home

  • Look for spider webs. They can vary in size and shape depending on the species.
  • Not all spiders live in a web. Some live in burrows in crevices.
  • Some spiders are attracted to damp environments such as basements, walls and other damp locations.
  • Spiders can be found in attics, the junction of a wall and ceiling, closets and storage boxes.
  • Their diet consists mainly of other insects like flies and ants. Where you find other insects you might see spiders.

Spiders aren’t so bad.

Although spiders can be creepy, they might not be a terrible thing to have around. Their diets mostly consist of other insects, so they help control insect problems. Spiders can also be a good indicator of larger more serious infestations. Seeing a lot of spiders can mean there’s a lot of food around. You might have an infestation of the insect spiders eat. Just like every other pest, spiders are attracted to a reliable food source.

Some Ontario Spider Species

  • Grass Spiders
  • Cross Orbweaver
  • Banded Garden Spider
  • Longlegged Sac Spider
  • Six-spotted Fishing Spider
  • Orchard Orbweaver
  • Goldenrod Crab Spider
  • Common House Spider
  • Nursery Web Spider
  • False Black Widow
  • Hacklemesh Weaver
  • Black and Yellow Garden Spider
  • Ant Mimic Spider
  • Dark Fishing Spider
  • Woodlouse Hunter
  • Arrowshaped Micrathena
  • Spotted Orbweaver
  • Longbodied Cellar Spider
  • Tan Jumping Spider
  • Barn Funnel Weaver

Truly Nolen Spider Treatment

In controlling large spider problems we begin by securing the interior and exterior of the home. Treating the exterior starts with spot treating around windows, door frames, downspouts and other entry points. Moving indoors our professionals do a web wipe followed by targeted treatment to cracks and crevices where spiders like to hide. Insect monitors may be placed in areas with higher spider concentrations.


Proudly Serving: Kanata, Stittsville, Manotick, Carleton Place, Almonte, Carp, Smiths Falls, Perth and Kemptville


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