Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Helping Marco Island’s Burrowing Owls




As part of Truly Nolen Pest Control’s mission statement, and in the spirit of adding value to the lives they touch, Pest Control Technician Rafeal Rodriguez takes that statement to another level by making a difference for Marco Island’s burrowing owl population. Over the last few weeks, Rodriguez has visited many burrowing owl habitats and trimmed the weeds to allow the owls to have easy access to their homes.

“Our company always encourages our employees to give back to the community and we help clean up Tigertail Beach every three months as part of that effort,” said Joe Jayne, Marco Island service

Submitted Photos

Submitted Photos

office manager. “The fact Rafeal volunteers to help the burrowing owls on his own time is an additional way he gives back, and I could not be prouder of him.”

“I was always taught to respect nature,” said Rodriguez. “The burrowing owl is an amazing animal and I’m glad to help make the entrance into their burrows that much easier for them, thanks to the training I received from Audubon of the Western Everglades.”

If you or your business is interested in sponsoring a burrowing owl nest please contact or call 239-643-7822. To make a donation, please visit the website at

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