Bat or mouse problems? New business eliminates pests

By Rosemary McCoy

Ryan Anderson has made a living out of getting rid of unwanted things.

For 16 years, he killed weeds and yard insects with his Scotts Lawn Service franchise.

Now, he eliminates bugs, rodents and bats in houses and businesses with his new Truly Nolen Pest Control & Termites franchise.

Anderson sold his Scotts franchise to TruGreen in 2016 and started looking for another opportunity, said his stepson Nathan Trzaskoma, the sales manager for the new venture. He learned about the Arizona-based pest-control company and decided to open the first franchise in South Dakota.

“We do pest control – rodents, termites, bats – anything you’ve got an issue with. Except your husband, we can’t deal with that,” Trzaskoma joked.

The business at 801 E. 41st St. opened in July and has been busy since then.

“There’s a lot of issues with bats,” Trzaskoma said. “That’s probably 60 to 70 percent of the calls we get.”

In addition to Anderson and Trzaskoma, there is one technician who does service calls.

The crew is easy to spot when they’re driving around the area. They’re in the company’s trademark yellow mouse cars, including one that sports ears on the roof and a tail on the back.

The business can be reached at 271-2269.

Bat or mouse problems? New business eliminates pests

Ryan Anderson has made a living out of getting rid of unwanted things.

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