Moshe Stein has a company called NJB - Nice Jewish Boy. So what kind of company is NJB? We would never guess unless we watched the Jewish Daily Forward's video about Moshe and his line of business.
So what field is NJB in? Medicine? Law? No, Pest control. Moshe is an exterminator. An Orthodox Jewish exterminator. One of about 25 to 30 Orthodox Jewish exterminators, up from five when he started the business. And Moshe says New York is an amazing place for pests.
As Paul Berger reported in the Forward,
Stein’s clients are overwhelmingly Orthodox Jews, either private homeowners or apartment building landlords. He’s part of a growing number of Orthodox exterminators sensing a business opportunity in a swelling population in New York City.
He believes that trust is one of the most important factors for a successful pest control business. And Orthodox Jews are more trusting of an Orthodox exterminator.
“We say that all of us met at Mount Sinai,” Stein said. “We already met once. I think there’s that comfort.”
In his work, profit isn't his primary concern. Moshe answers to a higher power. When he traps animals, he makes sure that they have the proper food. Because the Torah cares about how they feel, he says he definitely has to care too.
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