Oklahoma Boy, 10, Starts 'Creeped Out' Storm Shelter Cleaning Business

Tuesday, April 12th 2016, 8:52 am
By: News 9

Not every hero wears a cape and a mask. Sometimes all they need is a shop-vac and some courage. We met with a boy taking on the creepy crawlers this tornado season.

Clarabel would like for the younger generation to know responsibility.

"I think kids should have chores," said Clarabel Ordoyne, a happy customer.

She also knows when to shut the door on certain tasks for her two granddaughters.

"They are scared to death of dead bugs, and you couldn't have paid them to clean it," Clarabel said.

She can pay Wyatt Cargill.

"I think it's awesome," Clarabel said.

This 10-year-old is the proud owner and operator of “Creeped Out Storm Shelter Cleaning.” He got the ball rolling last year. Just like any hero, it started with a call for help.

"She was like, 'I’m really creeped out. Can someone please come and get these nasty bugs out of my shelter,'"said Wyatt Cargill, Creep Out Storm Shelter Cleaning. He came to the rescue after school. 

All that was needed was mom's permission.

"We're very proud of him. I never thought my 10-year-old would be running a success business," Wyatt's mother Tiffany Cargill said.

Wyatt cleans an average of 15 shelters a week.

"Snakes, lizards, rats," Wyatt on all the critters he sees when he cleans the shelters.

“We don't fund him at all. He does it all on his own. But I do write the receipts for him. He's a 10-year-old boy so the handwriting isn't the best yet," Tiffany said.

Wyatt's already planning his next business.

"I wanted to lawn mowing, but my mom and dad told me no. When I get 16 I can. So I'm saving up for a trailer and a lawn mower," Wyatt said.

"I wish my two granddaughters were here see it," Clarabel said.

For now, Wyatt will just have to save the day one dead bug at a time.

"I think we'll even tip him," Clarabel said.

Wyatt is home-schooled so that also helps the business. His mom does drive him around, but they said they "worked out a deal" if it's 15 miles or more.

You can hire Wyatt by calling (405)-315-0741.