“People’s mindset is changing,” said Tom Larrabee, manager of Truly Nolen Pest Control in Keller. “This might be something businesses want on a more regular basis.”

That “something” is an industrial-strength cleaning agent that was previously used in rodent sanitation services. But according to Larrabee, with public health at the forefront of many people’s minds, Truly Nolen has expanded its services to include sanitation that kills up to 19 different viruses, including COVID-19.

“We are able to go in with more of an industrial-strength material, rather than Clorox wipes or other things people have been using,” he said.

Truly Nolen implements direct mist and handheld spray applications that target large surfaces, such as countertops, and small surfaces, such as light switches or door knobs.

The spray must remain on a surface for at least 10 minutes to be effective, Larrabee said. The treatment service is especially beneficial to commercial locations, such as restaurants, schools and movie theaters, he said.

“We highly recommend this for businesses and locations that are looking to further protect their employees and customers as well as gain the peace of mind that the service brings,” Larrabee said.

The majority of Truly Nolen treatment applications occur on the exterior of buildings, but if necessary, employees are equipped with personal protective equipment.

Employees regularly use full face masks and gloves, Larrabee said.

Most residential treatments take between 30 minutes and one hour. The company has also shifted to a digital system for contracts and service tickets, he said.

“We take extra precautions when going into a customer’s home,” Larrabee said.