Bugs Be Gone- Man Invents Product He Says Makes Bugs 'Disappear'

George G. can make bugs disappear with his "Bugs Be Gone" invention. From mosquitoes to spiders, wasps, and ants, hardly any insect is able to survive this product, he said. "It definitely makes bugs disappear," Mr. G. said. "It's not a con and it's pretty neat." Mr. G, an electronics mechanic at Tobyhanna Army Depot, said the idea came to him out of the blue. "One day I was over {at a} friend's house and a wasp flew in the window," he recalled. "So I swatted at it with my hat." That's when the idea came to him. He worked on perfecting it for more than three years. The product is not a chemical solution like Raid or other products that deal with insects. Mr. G said that when he tried to get his invention off the ground, "Nobody helped me. But Invention Technologies (in Coral Gables, Fla.) opened the door for me," he said, after he read their ad and responded. Officials there were almost immediately intrigued with his invention.

Over the past year, the company has come up with the design for "Bugs Be Gone," has made commercials and will make a Web site available about the invention and what it can do. "They're going full swing," said Mr. G. An Invention Technologies spokesman spoke of Mr. G's invention. "Bugs Be Gone' will be affordably priced, easy to use and very convenient- except for bugs, that is," he said. It's ideal for multiple locations, such as while camping, relaxing in your backyard and even inside your house. You're guaranteed a bug-free environment." The original idea is now being made available for licensing to manufacturers interested in the new product development, especially in the outdoor products industry. The original idea is now being made available for licensing to manufactures interested in the new product development, especially in the outdoor products industry.

Mr. G said he is hoping to have "Bugs Be Gone" in full production and available to the public soon. He, his wife, the former Tara O'Donnell, and 9-year-old son Jesse are keeping their fingers crossed. "I'm all excited," said his wife. "This all started about three years ago and I wish I had one." Invention Technologies is seeking manufacturers interested in licensing the design and bringing Mr. G's unique invention to market. Therefore, no photos of the product, prototypes or graphic illustrations of the design are available until a licensing agreement and/or patent protection has been secured. Additional information about "Bugs Be Gone" can be obtained by contacting the publicity/press department of Invention Technologies at 800 940 9020, ext. 2285, or at products@invent-tech.com.