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65 Mousecars and the World's Largest Mousetrap; Truly Nolen Celebrates 65th Anniversary at Pro Player Stadium.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Truly Nolen of America turned 65 years old today and celebrated in style.

The Tucson, Ariz.-based company commemorated its 65th anniversary with an event at Pro Player Stadium in Miami. It was the first world record ever set at the stadium, which just hosted the World Series Champion Florida Marlins.

Open to the public, the event featured a 65-mousecar procession, which rolled into the stadium parking lot, as well as the unveiling of the world's largest mousetrap, a 12-foot tall, 5 1/2-feet wide behemoth weighing more than 600 pounds that could conceivably crush one of the company's trademark mousecars.

The trap was set off for the one-and-only time and was video documented for inclusion in the Guinness Book of World Records. It has now headed out on a tour of several cities serviced by Truly Nolen.

"You only turn 65 once and we wanted to do something memorable and fun," said Barry Murray, spokesman for Truly Nolen.

A lot has changed in the past 65 years, but what has remained constant is that Truly Nolen has been at the forefront of the pest control industry. The company has been involved in developing new eradication techniques, as well as educating the public on the many pests that share their living and working environments, Murray said.

To put Truly Nolen's longevity into perspective, consider that in 1938, Franklin D. Roosevelt was in his second term as President; Superman made his comic book debut; the cost of a first class stamp was 3 cents; and the Chicago Cubs made their last appearance in the World Series. Now that's a long time.

Founded by Truly Wheatfield Nolen, the company started with one office in Miami, Fla. Joined later by his sons Truly David Nolen and Scott Nolen, his company has done much to expand and improve the industry.

Today -- having grown into one of the largest family-owned pest control companies in the world -- Truly Nolen boasts nearly 70 offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma and Utah.

The company services more than 150,000 customers and employs about 1,100 partners, with nearly half working as service technicians. Domestic franchises are offered throughout the United States. International franchises are also established in 30-plus countries.
 Truly Nolen of America is truly an American success story.

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Founded in 1938, Tucson, Arizona-based Truly Nolen of America is one of the largest family-owned pest control companies in the United States. Truly Nolen has 69 branch offices in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. The company also has independently owned and operated franchises in an ever-growing number of territories including California, Texas, New York, Oklahoma, Kentucky and Washington State, as well as Puerto Rico. The company also has international franchises in Arabia, Argentina, Bahamas, Bahrain, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Ireland, Jamaica, Kuwait, Mexico, Nicaragua, Oman, Paraguay, Panama, Peru, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the Turks and Caicos, The United Kingdom, and Venezuela. For more information, please visit http://www.trulynolen.com/ or call 800 528 3442.

Website: http://www.trulynolen.com

CONTACT: Adam Matza of Tilson Communications, +1-561-998-1995, for Truly Nolen of America
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