Boot A Pest Inc

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516-481-7378

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West Hempstead, NY

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The Boot-a-Pest team was knowledgeable, courteous, helpful and, best of all, effective (where others weren't). They came in after another business tried, unsuccessfully, to eradicate the pests and in less than half the time the other guys needed, had it remedied.
Recommend them extremely highly. If youre in the unfortunate situation of dealing with pests, there's no one better to go to.

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★★★★★

The Boot-a-Pest team was knowledgeable, courteous, helpful and, best of all, effective (where others weren't). They came in after another business tried, unsuccessfully, to eradicate the pests and in less than half the time the other guys needed, had it remedied.
Recommend them extremely highly. If youre in the unfortunate situation of dealing with pests, there's no one better to go to.

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My roommates and I have been working with John for the past month or so, and we have had the best experience possible (we were dealing with bed bugs, so how good can the experience really be) during the whole process. I wanted to write a review for him as soon as I had my first conversation with him, but I decided I should wait until the process had gone full cycle.

Our bed bug fiasco began when one of the roommates discovered new bug bites after waking up each morning for a few days in a row. We did the research and we definitely believed that they were bed bug bites. We contacted a local exterminator in Chinatown and scheduled an inspection. They came with their dog who "pointed" at specific locations in each bedroom -- including my room and our other roommie's, though neither of us had seen/felt any evidence. The handler did not thoroughly inspect the area where the dog pointed, but simply took that as proof.

This being said -- pest management professionals will tell you that if you are being bitten/have seen a live bug, you need to have a treatment. But, with the dog pointing in each bedroom, i believe we received a false positive and caused it to seem like a much bigger problem than it probably was.

After a few back a forth conversations with our landlord, and initially trying to schedule a treatment with this original exterminator, we got our way and were able to book with John. The other company sent us a contract that we must sign in order to schedule the treatment. This contract's FIRST point pretty much said that "if you can, you may as well just get rid of all of your furniture". They also were requesting that any rugs be professionally cleaned and stored until after the treatments were over, as well as wrapping any sofas in plastic wrap for at least 45 days. By the time we finished reading the contract, we knew we would not be able to afford all of the things they wanted us to do. And honestly it just seemed as though they wanted to have this long list, which they know no one can really do, so that when their treatment is ineffective, they can say it's your fault.

Anyway, we called John and he came with Bobby to do a prelim inspection and quote for treatment. We were able to schedule the first treatment for the following week. John and Bobby showed up early and were ready to follow through with their "Urban Hunting" as they call it. We were instructed to call back in 10 days to schedule the second treatment, which they came for this past week. We have been seemingly bug free with no symptoms or evidence since the first treatment, and are confident that John has solved our problem.

John is the only Urban Hunter you will need! Not only does he qualm any fears but he has a sense of humor and will make you feel totally comfortable and taken care of.

Read his article in NY Magazine if you have any hesitation after reading all of our reviews on Yelp!.

Also, a shout out to his wife Sue who works in their office. She's wonderful too!!! She adds to their motto "80% customer service, 20% bugs" :)

Thank you John, Bobby, and Sue for being great at what you do!

5
★★★★★

My roommates and I have been working with John for the past month or so, and we have had the best experience possible (we were dealing with bed bugs, so how good can the experience really be) during the whole process. I wanted to write a review for him as soon as I had my first conversation with him, but I decided I should wait until the process had gone full cycle.

Our bed bug fiasco began when one of the roommates discovered new bug bites after waking up each morning for a few days in a row. We did the research and we definitely believed that they were bed bug bites. We contacted a local exterminator in Chinatown and scheduled an inspection. They came with their dog who "pointed" at specific locations in each bedroom -- including my room and our other roommie's, though neither of us had seen/felt any evidence. The handler did not thoroughly inspect the area where the dog pointed, but simply took that as proof.

This being said -- pest management professionals will tell you that if you are being bitten/have seen a live bug, you need to have a treatment. But, with the dog pointing in each bedroom, i believe we received a false positive and caused it to seem like a much bigger problem than it probably was.

After a few back a forth conversations with our landlord, and initially trying to schedule a treatment with this original exterminator, we got our way and were able to book with John. The other company sent us a contract that we must sign in order to schedule the treatment. This contract's FIRST point pretty much said that "if you can, you may as well just get rid of all of your furniture". They also were requesting that any rugs be professionally cleaned and stored until after the treatments were over, as well as wrapping any sofas in plastic wrap for at least 45 days. By the time we finished reading the contract, we knew we would not be able to afford all of the things they wanted us to do. And honestly it just seemed as though they wanted to have this long list, which they know no one can really do, so that when their treatment is ineffective, they can say it's your fault.

Anyway, we called John and he came with Bobby to do a prelim inspection and quote for treatment. We were able to schedule the first treatment for the following week. John and Bobby showed up early and were ready to follow through with their "Urban Hunting" as they call it. We were instructed to call back in 10 days to schedule the second treatment, which they came for this past week. We have been seemingly bug free with no symptoms or evidence since the first treatment, and are confident that John has solved our problem.

John is the only Urban Hunter you will need! Not only does he qualm any fears but he has a sense of humor and will make you feel totally comfortable and taken care of.

Read his article in NY Magazine if you have any hesitation after reading all of our reviews on Yelp!.

Also, a shout out to his wife Sue who works in their office. She's wonderful too!!! She adds to their motto "80% customer service, 20% bugs" :)

Thank you John, Bobby, and Sue for being great at what you do!

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I went to Boot A Pest because I wanted the best in the business. It was definitely the right move.

First, I will admit, I suffer from bedbug paranoia. So when my wife woke up with clusters of bites one morning (the second straight day she noticed bites), I started to panic. I wanted to know whether we had a bedbug problem or not, and I wanted to be confident in the assessment I got. I did my research, and all signs pointed to Boot A Pest (repeatedly NY Magazine's #1 bedbug hunter, tons of people raving about them online, etc.)

John got back to me right away and set up an appointment for the next day. He and his associate were right on time, and they searched diligently, explaining every step. No, we did not have bedbugs. But John didn't just deliver the good news, get paid, and leave; he explained his methods, the grounds for his conclusion, and the reasons we could have confidence in his findings.

That weekend, my wife and I took a trip out of town. We left on the ClimbUp Interceptors that I bought the night before John's visit and installed on the bed. When I got back, I saw the last thing I wanted to see -- a dead bug in one of the interceptors. I was sure it was a bedbug. It was a nightmare. John must have been wrong, I thought, we do have bedbugs, he just couldn't find them.

I called John (on a Sunday) and left a frantic message. Please call ASAP. John got back to me right away, and asked me to send him a picture. Fine, I thought, I'll show him the undeniable evidence and maybe he'll come over sooner.

I took a picture and John got back to me right away -- not a bedbug. A stinkbug or similar garden pest. I was incredulous. Maybe he just doesn't want to be bothered on a weekend, I thought.

I did a Google image search, and I had to admit the bug I found looked at least as much like that as it did a bedbug. Then it occurred to me that this bug was considerably larger than the size of an adult bedbug. And wait a minute, it appears to have wings. And the head looks different. Could John be right?

I told John I was going to send the dead bug to a lab for confirmation. OK, John said, but "I'm 100% sure." I finally started to calm down and I realized John was right. Later that night, I saw a live version of this insect crawling on the screen outside the door from my bedroom to the porch. It was the same bug, and very obviously not a bedbug.

Well, for good measure, I went to a lab for confirmation. John was right on the money.

The bottom line: if you want the best, Boot A Pest is definitely the way to go. If anyone I know ever had a bedbug scare or an actual bedbug problem, I would send them to Boot A Pest in a heartbeat.

5
★★★★★

I went to Boot A Pest because I wanted the best in the business. It was definitely the right move.

First, I will admit, I suffer from bedbug paranoia. So when my wife woke up with clusters of bites one morning (the second straight day she noticed bites), I started to panic. I wanted to know whether we had a bedbug problem or not, and I wanted to be confident in the assessment I got. I did my research, and all signs pointed to Boot A Pest (repeatedly NY Magazine's #1 bedbug hunter, tons of people raving about them online, etc.)

John got back to me right away and set up an appointment for the next day. He and his associate were right on time, and they searched diligently, explaining every step. No, we did not have bedbugs. But John didn't just deliver the good news, get paid, and leave; he explained his methods, the grounds for his conclusion, and the reasons we could have confidence in his findings.

That weekend, my wife and I took a trip out of town. We left on the ClimbUp Interceptors that I bought the night before John's visit and installed on the bed. When I got back, I saw the last thing I wanted to see -- a dead bug in one of the interceptors. I was sure it was a bedbug. It was a nightmare. John must have been wrong, I thought, we do have bedbugs, he just couldn't find them.

I called John (on a Sunday) and left a frantic message. Please call ASAP. John got back to me right away, and asked me to send him a picture. Fine, I thought, I'll show him the undeniable evidence and maybe he'll come over sooner.

I took a picture and John got back to me right away -- not a bedbug. A stinkbug or similar garden pest. I was incredulous. Maybe he just doesn't want to be bothered on a weekend, I thought.

I did a Google image search, and I had to admit the bug I found looked at least as much like that as it did a bedbug. Then it occurred to me that this bug was considerably larger than the size of an adult bedbug. And wait a minute, it appears to have wings. And the head looks different. Could John be right?

I told John I was going to send the dead bug to a lab for confirmation. OK, John said, but "I'm 100% sure." I finally started to calm down and I realized John was right. Later that night, I saw a live version of this insect crawling on the screen outside the door from my bedroom to the porch. It was the same bug, and very obviously not a bedbug.

Well, for good measure, I went to a lab for confirmation. John was right on the money.

The bottom line: if you want the best, Boot A Pest is definitely the way to go. If anyone I know ever had a bedbug scare or an actual bedbug problem, I would send them to Boot A Pest in a heartbeat.

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If you find or suspect that you have Bedbugs, do yourself a huge favor and call John Furman and Boot a Pest...we wish we had found him sooner!!!

We will never know where they came from but we got them...the BBs were in my house. They had made their way to my bedrooms and den. Before finding John and Boot a Pest, I called another company. They came to inspect and insisted that the bugs were only in one bedroom. They said we should hold off on treating the entire house, just concentrate on the one bedroom. Going against my better judgment and instinct, we took their advice. We were told we had to totally tear apart the room, remove every item of clothing, electronics, jewelry, shoe, etc... Upon arrival for treatment, they seemed almost afraid to come in, stating that BB removal was the most dreaded deed they had to do. They treated the room, said they would be back in two weeks for a follow up. The next morning, more bites...they failed (what a waste of money and time...no second chances we were going in another direction).

Time to do some research and ask around. Quite by accident, (God works in mysterious ways) I went online and found John Furman and Boot a Pest. I called the office on a Saturday and spoke with John's wife. She was amazing. We spoke for a while and I told her our story, she was attentive, compassionate and very helpful. She said John would call me that day and within an hour John and I were talking. I told him about the other company coming and where I thought we were infested. He said he would be passing my town the next morning (Sunday morning...what a guy) and could stop by. He told us, he didn't do single rooms, it would have to be the entire house, exactly what I wanted to do in the first place - good omen. He met with my husband on Sunday morning and it was an instant click. My husband called me and said, "This is the guy, he is going to help us and he said we didn't have to turn our lives upside down and empty out the house." A few days later John and his assistant, Rob came over. They spent the entire day at my house going through every crack and crevice, to call them thorough would be an understatement. My family slept in our beds that same night all woke up bite free. Three weeks later, John and Rob were back for their follow-up inspection and treatment and gave us the all OK.

It's been 7 weeks since John's follow-up visit (10 weeks total since beginning treatment) and we are very happy with the results. I've only had a few emotional breakdowns since John's last visit (and if you've had BB in your house, you'll know what I am talking about) but then I call John and he is more than willing to listen, talk and answer any questions I have.

Thanks John for your knowledge, honestly, sincerity and all around old fashion customer service...they don't make them like you anymore.

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★★★★★

If you find or suspect that you have Bedbugs, do yourself a huge favor and call John Furman and Boot a Pest...we wish we had found him sooner!!!

We will never know where they came from but we got them...the BBs were in my house. They had made their way to my bedrooms and den. Before finding John and Boot a Pest, I called another company. They came to inspect and insisted that the bugs were only in one bedroom. They said we should hold off on treating the entire house, just concentrate on the one bedroom. Going against my better judgment and instinct, we took their advice. We were told we had to totally tear apart the room, remove every item of clothing, electronics, jewelry, shoe, etc... Upon arrival for treatment, they seemed almost afraid to come in, stating that BB removal was the most dreaded deed they had to do. They treated the room, said they would be back in two weeks for a follow up. The next morning, more bites...they failed (what a waste of money and time...no second chances we were going in another direction).

Time to do some research and ask around. Quite by accident, (God works in mysterious ways) I went online and found John Furman and Boot a Pest. I called the office on a Saturday and spoke with John's wife. She was amazing. We spoke for a while and I told her our story, she was attentive, compassionate and very helpful. She said John would call me that day and within an hour John and I were talking. I told him about the other company coming and where I thought we were infested. He said he would be passing my town the next morning (Sunday morning...what a guy) and could stop by. He told us, he didn't do single rooms, it would have to be the entire house, exactly what I wanted to do in the first place - good omen. He met with my husband on Sunday morning and it was an instant click. My husband called me and said, "This is the guy, he is going to help us and he said we didn't have to turn our lives upside down and empty out the house." A few days later John and his assistant, Rob came over. They spent the entire day at my house going through every crack and crevice, to call them thorough would be an understatement. My family slept in our beds that same night all woke up bite free. Three weeks later, John and Rob were back for their follow-up inspection and treatment and gave us the all OK.

It's been 7 weeks since John's follow-up visit (10 weeks total since beginning treatment) and we are very happy with the results. I've only had a few emotional breakdowns since John's last visit (and if you've had BB in your house, you'll know what I am talking about) but then I call John and he is more than willing to listen, talk and answer any questions I have.

Thanks John for your knowledge, honestly, sincerity and all around old fashion customer service...they don't make them like you anymore.

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