Bug Bite Thing

SEASON 11 EPISODE 4
Pitchsuction tool for relieving bug and insect bites
EntrepreneurKelley Higney and Ellen McAlister
Asked For$150,000 for 10%
Deal$150,000 for 10%
SharkLori Greiner
StatusIn Business

Company Background

What is Bug Bite Thing?

Bug Bite Thing is a revolutionary solution to itchy mosquito bites. When Spring and Summer approach, the mosquitos come out in full force. Bug Bite Thing helps to relieve the itchiness that these bites cause.

The product is easy to use. You’ll place the product on the bite, pull until you feel a suction sensation, hold for at least 10 minutes, and then release. It will reduce the amount of swelling and give you relief from the itchiness.

Who Founded Bug Bite Thing?

Before starting a successful business, founder Kelley Higney, was working with her mother at their family business.

She worked on her family’s business for 15 years before relocating her family to South Florida from Southern California. Now that Bug Bite Thing has taken off, Kelley focuses on being a mother and growing her business.

Founder’s Story

When Kelley and her family relocated to South Florida, they were not prepared for how intense the mosquitos are. She watched her children regularly fall victim to mosquito bites.As a mother, she hated seeing her kids be in pain and itchy.

After trial and error on a variety of anti-itch products she came to the conclusion that nothing was working. That’s when Kelley did a lot of research on what other countries are doing to fight mosquito bites and came up with the idea behind Bug Bite Thing.

What Happened After Shark Tank Update

Is Bug Bite Thing Still in Business?

Bug Bite Thing, which sells its unique insect bite and sting suction tool, is still in business. In addition to purchasing on its website, you can find its product through the usual e-commerce channels. The company has since joined forces with CVS Pharmacy for distribution purposes, allowing them to ship globally. Founder Kelley Higney remains with the company.

The products two biggest competitors would be Bite Away and IeR NYC Bite Tamer. Each offers a similar concept to insect bite relief, using their unique ingredients while at similar affordable price points.

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