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

Seasonal Spotlight

It's finally springtime in Truro! The weather is getting warmer, and the flowers are blooming. But with the arrival of spring comes a whole new set of pests. Keep your home free of unwanted guests with the Truly Nolen Four Season program year-round. We use the highest quality materials and environmentally conscious methods to get the pest-free results you and your family deserve. Learn more about our services today!

It is common for homeowners to see an increase in carpenter ant activity during the Fall season. These pests are seeking out a warm and protected environment to wait out the cold weather, which unfortunately, may be your Truro home. If you notice any around your property, give the experts at Truly Nolen Canada a call to learn more about our services.

Summer is a time for traveling and welcoming friends and family to your home. Don’t let bed bugs ruin your summertime plans in Truro. Request a visit from your local pest control experts at Truly Nolen to see how you can remove these troublesome pests from your furniture, bedding and home. More on Truro Bed Bug Control.

There is nothing worse than finding mice or rats living in your Truro home. Not only can it be scary, but it can be very dangerous to your health. Truly Nolen offers a Four Seasons Pest Control program that is sure to keep your property rodent-free this summer. Contact us today to learn more.  More on Truro Rodent Control.

You're probably familiar with bees and wasps – they can be pesky critters, disrupting picnics and outdoor gatherings. But what you may not know is that they can also be a threat to your home. Truly Nolen’s Four Season Pest Control will treat your home immediately, then begin quarterly treatments the following month to ensure your home is protected from many household pests. Contact us today for more details about our services in Truro, N.S. More on Truro Bee and Was Control.

During the winter months, spiders are looking for a place to make a nest and stay warm, and your home is the perfect place for them to take refuge during the cold weather. But with Truly Nolen’s Four Seasons approach, our trained professionals can ensure that your home stays spider-free. Contact us today to learn more about our professional services in Truro. More on Truro Spider Control.

News & Notes

Truly Nolen has pledged to provide residents with pest control strategies they can trust. We currently have COVID-19 safety protocols to keep your family safe, including contactless service. Our family and pet safe methods also ensure that after we have left, you can return to living in a home free of unwanted pests. With our Four Seasons Protection Plan, you can rest assured all year long.

Rodent Control

There is nothing worse than finding mice or rats living in your Truro home. Not only can it be scary, but it can be very dangerous to your health. Truly Nolen offers a Four Seasons Pest Control program that is sure to keep your property rodent-free this summer. Contact us today to learn more.  More on Truro Rodent Control.


More About Truly Nolen of Truro, NS

Known as the “Hub of Nova Scotia,” Truro is located in the middle of three Maritime population centres: Halifax, Moncton and Cape Breton. It is less than a two-hour drive to these centers which helps to connect Nova Scotia to the outside world. This makes Truro a unique place all on its own. For those who love the great outdoors, Truro offers unlimited opportunities and adventures. Right in the center of town, you will find a 3,000-acre natural park with a dramatic steep-sided gorge, winding river, cascading waterfalls, and an old-growth Eastern Hemlock forest. There are also many hiking and biking trails just waiting to be discovered. 

Local Pest Control Service

Nova Scotia provides a beautiful landscape, but it unfortunately also hosts a variety of pests that tend to infiltrate homes and businesses in Truro. Truly Nolen is staffed with local expert technicians who can provide safe, effective treatments to help rid your home of unwanted guests quickly and efficiently. 

Our local branch offers a variety of pest control services in Truro and the surrounding areas. These services include:

Why You Need The Four Seasons Approach

Our experienced technicians at Truly Nolen understand the complexities of pest control in Nova Scotia. Using the Four Seasons pest control approach, we can quickly and safely eliminate current infestations while proactively protecting your home and family. 

The Four Seasons approach is based on the principals that the behaviours of pests change with the seasons. We understand the need to treat each season differently to help prevent future infestations in the coming months. 

With four scheduled visits a year, Truno residents can rest assured that their home or business will be pest free, year round. Truly Nolen also understands that pest problems don’t always occur when maintenance is scheduled. This is why we offer a free service if a bee or wasp problem happens in between regular visits.  

Summertime Pests

Warm weather can bring the nuisance of mosquitos, but the technicians at Truly Nolen offer a mosquito control program to help reduce the issue. This unique service includes a monthly visit from our technicians, June through September. 

With the rise in tick populations, Lyme disease is a major concern for many homeowners. Our technicians at Truly Nolen can treat your property for ticks during the spring and late summer, helping to break their life cycle. The powerful combination of a tick and mosquito program can help you enjoy your yard all year long. 

Pest Control

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As the weather changes from season to season, so does pest control. The same way we prepare for weather changes by pulling out our coats for winter or flip flops for summer, we must also prepare for mice in the winter and carpenter ants in the summer. Taking precautionary measures now to safeguard our homes against these pests will save time and money later. Call Truly Nolen Truro today to learn about our unique and innovative Four Seasons pest control approach that eliminates current infestations quickly and unobtrusively while proactively protecting your home as pest behaviours change with the seasons.

Truro Pest Facts

  • With plenty of open space and a variety of other environments, Truro provides an ideal environment for a range of pests.
  • Truro’s waterfront area and humid environment is unique when copared to other areas of Canada, and homeowners face different types of pest control problems in an environment that allows them to flourish and encroach on residents’ space.
  • Truro’s cohabitation of nature and urban life creates a unique and comfortable environment for pests.

Protect your Truro area home no matter where you live, from Bay of Fundy neighborhoods to Truro Heights. We service all Truro areas including Salmon River, Dipper Harbour, Murray Siding and all those in between. Call Truly Nolen Truro today at 902-897-9453 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. Our licensed and insured technicians undergo rigorous training at state-of-the-art facilities. Our local Truro technicians also understand local pest concerns and are skilled and experienced to handle any pest situation. Above all, your comfort, time, and privacy are always a priority and receive the utmost respect. Truly Nolen Truro 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 Truro 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 numbers of carpenter ants is on the rise in Truro, Nova Scotia and surrounding areas.
  • Truro 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 1860s to the early 1900s between Prince Street and Victoria Park.
  • Carpenter ants are active year-round and can be found both indoors and outdoors. If you see a trail of sawdust, this could be a sign of an infestation as carpenter ants chew threw wood without eating it.
  • Identifying a carpenter ant infestation as quickly as possible is important as they can cause extensive damage to the structure of your home.

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 Truro pest control professional to periodically monitor for the ants.

Call Truly Nolen Truro today at (902) 897-9453 for a pest control inspection.

Bed Bug Control

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Centrally located Truro, “the hub of Nova Scotia” is both a crossroads and a destination for overnight guests. Visitors frequent her famed Bay of Fundy to catch the incredibly high tides on one coast, while endless sandy beaches and the warmest waters in Nova Scotia welcome travelers to Truro’s Northumberland Shores. At the center of industry, tourism and transportation, with so many visitors every year, Truro residents are advised to be on the lookout for bed bug infestations.


These elusive little bloodsuckers traveling on clothing, luggage, furniture and artwork take advantage of any place humans sleep, including hotels, apartments, retirement homes, vacation rentals, country clubs, colleges, universities and private homes. Even though bed bugs pose no threat of disease to Truro residents, their bites can cause ongoing physical discomfort to their human hosts, as well as creating anxiety and psychological mayhem, leading to sleep disorders and sleep deprivation that can ultimately lead to health issues and disease.

What’s Up with Bed Bugs?

  • Bed bugs continue to be on the rise in Nova Scotia.
  • 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-moving, bed bugs feed on blood, preferably human.
  • Attracted by warm bodies at rest and exhaled carbon dioxide, bed bugs come out of hiding at night and feast on their human hosts, before returning to their hiding places, in mattresses, in upholstered headboards, in cracks and crevices and on curtains.
  • As their numbers increase, bed bugs can spread to furniture, artwork and walls: any object that they can cling to.
  • The first signs of a bed bug issue usually manifests in small, itchy welts on the head, neck and upper extremities.

What To Do

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


A thorough Truly Nolen inspection will determine the evidence of past and present bed bug infestations in Truro homes. Once detected:

  • Affected areas need to be prepped for treatment.
  • All clutter must be removed from affected areas, and the area thoroughly cleaned.
  • Linens, bedding and window treatments 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.


In order to protect and prevent future re-infestations in central Nova Scotia homes, Truly Nolen 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 and appropriate control actions taken will address any signs of bed bug activity.

Even with Truly Nolen’s most diligent and thorough I.P.M systems, bed bug re-infestation can occur, as bed bugs can still enter Colchester County homes through guests’ clothing and luggage or your college student’s laptop or backpack. Truly Nolen Truro’s measures are preventative as well and also include products that prevent bed bug eggs from hatching and control adult bed bugs.


Let Truly Nolen Truro service technicians show you how to spot a possible infestation. Proactive awareness of a potential problem will help residents in Salmon River, Bible Hill, North River, Murray Siding and other nearby neighborhoods to identify early warning signs of further re-infestations.


Call Truly Nolen Truro at 902-897-9453 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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Rodents are highly adaptable creatures that 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. They can also easily enter your home through very small spaces as they look for food and shelter. Protecting your Truro home from these unwanted pests is important. As a homeowner, you can start by caulking cracks and crevices on the exterior of your home to make it difficult for the rodents to find a way inside. You can also clear your yard of any garbage or debris. Precautionary measures will save time and money later.


If the rodents have already made it inside your home, the best thing to do is call a pest professional. Rodents can cause a great deal of damage to your home if left untreated including 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 for rodents. It is important to keep your home well maintained as garbage can be an attractive food source for rodents.
  • Public venues such as hospitals can also be breeding grounds for rodent infestation due to the high volume of people coming in and out.

Truly Nolen Truro understands that each home is unique, with its own entry points and conditions that can make it ideal for a rodent infestation. The pest professionals at Truly Nolen will 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 Truro homeowners.

Call your local Truly Nolen Canada office today to schedule your rodent inspection.

Bee & Wasp Control

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Central to Nova Scotia transportation, Truro connects Halifax to Pictou and Nova Scotia to central Canada. With all of Truro’s connections, Truro attracts throngs of visitors per year for her famous Bay of Fundy and the sandy, warm water beaches. Truro buzzes with recreational activities. In the warmer months, residents and visitors may encounter another, not so welcome buzz, of bees and wasps.


Although we love honeybees and other pollinating bees for the important part they play in our eco-system not only as pollinators but nature’s pest controllers, they still cause anxiety and stress when we come in close contact with them. Finding yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time with a swarm of bees or wasps can cause serious suffering and even life-threatening situations for you and your family.

If you think you may have a bee or wasp infestation, Truly Nolen Truro can help. Contact us today for an inspection.


Different types of bees and wasps have different solutions for eradication. The first step is to determine which insect has taken occupancy at your home.

Telling Apart the Bees (Pollinators) from the Wasps (Predators)

  • Honeybees, bumblebees and other pollinators generally keep to their arduous work of collecting pollen for honey production.
  • Pollinators are fat and rotund with furry bodies and flat legs for pollen collecting.
  • Pollinators can sting only once, usually to defend their hive’s honey. Once a pollinator stings, they die.
  • Yellow jackets, wasps and hornets are predators, preying on flies, roaches and other insects for food.
  • Predators are more streamlined and shiny, built to stab their victims multiple times.

Truly Nolen Services

Now that you have discovered you have your own personal beehive or swarm of stinging pests inhabiting your yard or under the eaves of your roof, don’t panic. Do not try to handle the situation on your own, this type of situation is best handled by a pest control company. Truly Nolen Truro has trained technicians and proper equipment to take care of the situation including bee or wasp elimination and hive clean up and removal in the case of bees.

Truly Nolen will come to your home and quickly and efficiently:

  1. Conduct an Inspection and verify the specific type of bee or wasp and determine how intense the infestation has become. This will be done with you and your loved ones safely inside your home.
  2. Develop a custom plan for eradication of the pests. Effective plans take into account not only the type of stinging insect you have but where the hive, nest or swarm is located on your property.
  3. Treat your home. Truly Nolen technicians will come to your home in protective gear to eliminate any bees or wasps inside the hive or nest and any insects swarming around your Colchester property. You will need to wait 24 to 48 hours after the treatment to make sure all straggler bees have left your premise.

At Truly Nolen Truro, 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 Truro: Better bee and wasp solutions. Call us today at 902-897-9453 or schedule an inspection online.

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. Truro, NS 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 Nova Scotia 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.


Note: Not all services are available at all locations.

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