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Kelley Higney on The Bug Bite Thing

Kelley Higney has solved the problem of summer bug bites with Amazons number one seller, the Bug Bite Thing

41 min / Published

When Kelley moved to South Florida to learn the family business, she had no idea that solving the problem of her daughter severe reaction to mosquito bites would lead her into an even bigger business. Kelley found a suction tool solution and has branded it and now sells it worldwide as a simple, chemical free way to reduce the impact of summers biggest pain - bug bites.

The Bug Bite Thing was seen on Shark Tank where Kelley was given offers from all 5 sharks! Join us as we talk about her journey and the worldwide impact this simple summer solution has had.


Kelley Higney is the founder and CEO of Bug Bite Thing, the chemical-free reusable insect bite relief suction tool that is Amazon's number one selling insect bite treatment. Kelly is a member of Fast Company Executive Board and Forbes Business Council. She's the recipient of many awards and was named Female Entrepreneur of the Year by the 2021 Stevie Awards for Women in Business. But more than that Kelley is a mom of two girls on a mission to make life easier by removing the discomfort and irritation of bug bites.

I'd love for you to connect with me and share your thoughts:


  • What she does for fun when she's not working
  • What is the Bug Bite Thing and what it does
  •  How she started her entrepreneurial endeavor
  • Her experience in Shark Tank and how it helped grow her business
  • How does she handle her business and at the same time take care of her family
  • Being extremely intentional
  • How she manages her time, prioritizes important things, and delegates it
  •  Hiring out of necessity and at that same time building the long-term business plan on what her goals were
  • Bug Bite Thing and Kelley's impact on the Community as a mom on a mission
  • How the Bug Bite Thing started
  • What a mom/ mompreneur could do today to start to move her idea one step closer to being a reality
  • Kelley's favorite tool 


Link to the Bug Bite Thing: https://amzn.to/3zAisaE
Link to Shark Tank episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZNlwB3fiNc
She taught herself social media marketing and began taking Udemy programs https://www.udemy.com/courses/marketing/
Their success had benefited her community through volunteering and donating back to the Treasure Coast Food Bankhttps://stophunger.org/ 

Link to Transcript: ThisMomKnows.com/blog/episode-63

FB: https://www.facebook.com/KelleyHigneyCEO
FB: https://www.facebook.com/bugbitething/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/kelleyhigneyCEO/
IG: https://www.instagram.com/bugbitething/

About This Mom Knows:

Moms know a lot of things, and when we start talking, ideas form, energy builds, and we take action. This Mom Knows is a place for moms to mompreneurs to find encouragement, connection, and maybe even collaboration but most importantly community with moms who know.  So, grab a cup of coffee, maybe a paper and pencil to jot down an idea or two, and let's discover what This Mom Knows.

  • mompreneur
  • summer
  • bug bites
  • bug bite thing
  • Kelley Higney
  • Shark Tank
  • As seen on
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