Gilbert-based business Slick Barrier will be featured in the Friday, Jan. 27, episode of Shark Tank on ABC.
The business offers a direct-to-consumer product that is a one-time coating application that dries to a glass-like surface, impossible for scorpions and other pests to enter.
The patent-pending non-pesticide was developed by childhood friends Aaron Gonzales and Tony Gonzales after each had been negatively impacted by scorpions.
About two years ago, Tony Gonzales’ son was stung by a scorpion while getting out of the pool and had to be rushed to the hospital. At the time, his longtime friend, Aaron Gonzales, had been developing a product that would seal out scorpions and other pests. They teamed up together to create Slick Barrier's product.
Shark Tank, in its 14th season, airs in the Phoenix area at 7 p.m. Fridays on Channel 15.