We are Darin and Madysen Wilcox, founders of Bootthebugs.com and we are here to help everyone in search of the best way to prevent and kill pests without spending an arm and a leg to do so.
We have been married for almost three years, and just welcomed a little girl to our family in July. As a young family of three, we spontaneously moved from our small town in Logan, Utah to Las Vegas, Nevada the beginning of October 2018.
Moving from a small town to a big city was a huge change for us. Everything is bigger, faster, and larger here in Las Vegas, so it has definitely taken some getting used to. Aside from the big change in scenery, environment, and pace of life, we were greeted with a new foreign concept, SCORPIONS.
Growing up in Colorado, Madysen has always hated bugs, especially arachnids. In Colorado, wolf spiders run rampant during the summer. Being a huge arachnophobe (seriously, she needs therapy for it) this was almost unbearable. Her parents realized just how horrified she was by these creepy creatures, so they hired a pest spraying service. Turns out this service didn’t come cheap, and it wasn’t very effective.
By the time Madysen moved away for college and settled into her new home in Utah, she had bought a cat which kept most of these pests at bay, but when she married Darin (a man who’s highly allergic to cats) she gave her furry friend to a new loving home. Which, left her in the same predicament she started with. How on earth was she going to get rid of these creepy crawlers?
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
In Utah, the winters are cold and bitter which proved to be a saving grace when it came to pests. The harsh winters are so frigid, people barely come out of their houses to even check their mailbox, meaning the bugs that lived outside were long past frozen over.
Moving to Nevada, it didn’t take us long to realize there is no such thing as a harsh winter to freeze these nuisances, and the idea of having a two-month old who would soon be crawling, kept us up at night (as if having a newborn wasn’t enough sleep deprivation already).
Throughout our marriage, we have battled with the idea of paying someone a costly fee every month to kill our bugs, or finding something we can use ourselves that actually works. Once we realized paying someone was out of the question for a couple of broke newly-weds, we decided we needed to find a way to do it ourselves.
We have put insecticides to the test! To save you time, we are providing you with a way to save money and get rid of those pests for good, without the hassle of trying every product under the sun.
At bootthebugs.com we will provide lists and reviews of the best insecticides and spraying devices, that actually work, and save you hundreds of dollars in monthly fees.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and we will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,
Darin & Madysen