Buggy Beds from Shark Tank

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Buggy Beds is an early detection system for bed bugs which alerts you to their presence early on. Bed bug infestations are quite a menace, since they are difficult to get rid of, and are also dangerous to live around. Just a single twin bed can have hundreds and thousands of bed bugs, and a single female can lay up to 500 eggs!

Most bedbug preventative measures are not usually in place, and detection is risky because detecting a bed bug means that you probably already have an infestation. The Buggy Bed is a glue trap that can detect their presence much earlier on by attracting them, catching them and killing them.

The traps themselves are non-toxic and free of pesticides, and can be easily placed under your mattresses and couches.

Buggy Beds also has monitors that can be placed under the mattress at the corners of the bed, and will alert you if a bed bug gets close to it. The device will alert you of the bed bug’s presence by sounding an alarm, but is otherwise unnoticeable.

Is Buggy Beds Still Active?

Buggy Beds is still very much active, and has been for about a decade now. The company had already struck a deal with Home Depot across the country and was available in about 60 stores. It was also available at approximately 75 Burlington Coat Factory stores. After the Shark Tank appearance, it was available at about 350 Home Depot stores, and every Burlington Coat Factory store as well.

As of 2022, the company has an estimated net worth of $10 million.

How Did The Shark Tank Pitch Go?

The case with Buggy Beds is slightly different from most other Shark Tank pitches because the owners, Maria Curcio and Veronica Periongo, did not actually intend to go up on Shark Tank until they were approached by the producers of the show. The business was doing pretty well, so they initially said no, but decided to come onto the show because they believed it would help accelerate their successes.

They pitched a $125,000 for a 7% share in the company, but the sharks offered a $250,000 for 25% deal which Maria and Veronica accepted.

Buggy Beds is considered one of the most successful appearances on Shark Tank.

Our Review of Buggy Beds

Buggy Beds is a glue trap bed bug detection and removal device that manages to catch bed bugs before the problem gets bigger. Because bed bug infestations usually make themselves known after the problem has already started, getting rid of bed bugs is very difficult, particularly because they breed so rapidly.

The Buggy Beds device has the benefit of being an early detection device, because it manages to find the bed bugs way before they would ever make their presence known to humans. Buggy Beds comes with monitors that can be set up under your mattress and alert you if they happen to detect a bed bug near them.

The tracking devices are concealed under your mattress and unless they are alerting you to a bed bug, you won’t even be aware of their presence.

Buggy Beds doesn’t just let you know that there are bed bugs around, it also helps you get rid of them using a pesticide-free and non-toxic glue trap that catches the bed bugs and kills them. You can place Buggy Beds anywhere from your bed to your couch and even your car.

Anywhere you can have a bed bug problem, Buggy Beds can be used to fix it.

There are also some travel packs available that can be used in hotel rooms and other such places to make sure that your accommodation does not have bed bugs.

Pros of Buggy Beds

  • Non-toxic
  • Pesticide-free
  • Glue and enzymes are encased so you can use them anywhere
  • Enclosed system so there is no risk to pets or kids

Cons of Buggy Beds

  • Doesn’t prevent an infestation unless you intervene
  • Only works on bed bugs, and not on other pests

Who is Buggy Beds For?

Buggy Beds is excellent for anyone who needs to prevent a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs can cause quite a problem for people. While they don’t necessarily spread disease, they do cause a lot of itching and scratching and result in poor quality of sleep. Bites and scratches can also become infected and cause other problems.

Allergies to bites can also be a cause for concern, since some patients end up developing severe reactions.

Whether you’re allergic or not, it’s always best to avoid the problem of bed bugs as it is, so Buggy Beds works for everyone. Since it’s non-toxic and comes in an enclosed system, parents and pet-owners can also use them.

Are There Any Alternatives?

There are quite a few bed bug prevention options on the market. The most prominent of these include Expel Bed Bug Glue Traps, which work just as well as Buggy Beds, though they are not necessarily safe in homes with young kids and pets. They are, however, useful in catching pests besides bed bugs.

Other alternatives could be Bed Bug Plug, or DIY home remedies.

Our Final Thoughts

Buggy Beds is an excellent venture, particularly for its time when bed bug detection methods didn’t cater to the problem before it became a full-fledged infestation. While Buggy Beds still can’t do everything for you, it does do quite a bit by letting you know a bed bug is present before the problem gets bigger, and alerting you to the need to have the issue taken care of.

The product is also easy to use and safe to keep around the house. It’s no surprise that the owners had been greatly successful before they ever came on Shark Tank, and that their success has grown exponentially since.