Slick Barrier, a Gilbert-based pest product business, is thrilled to announce that its founders will appear on ABC’s Shark Tank on Friday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. Mountain Time Zone. Slick Barrier offers a direct-to-consumer product that prevents insects, scorpions and rodents from entering any home or business. The one-time, clear coat formula application has been tested and patented, is pesticide-free and was created by childhood friends, Aaron Gonzales and Tony Gonzales. 

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The product can be bought on then applied by homeowners to the base of the house’s exterior. When the application dries, the surface becomes hard and glasslike, preventing insects from climbing the slick area.  

“I lived with the frustration of scorpions first-hand after finding an infestation in my home,” said Aaron Gonzales. “I was being stung, paying thousands of dollars to have the arachnids removed with traditional pesticides or prevented with sealing treatments, only to have them re-enter my home months later. This is what led me to develop this one-of-a-kind repellant we guarantee works.” 

Shark Tank is a business reality television show where highly successful entrepreneurs (Mark Cuban, Kevin O’Leary, and more) potentially invest in smaller businesses. Slick Barrier had to pitch their invention to the sharks but can’t say whether the sharks bit until after the episode airs. 

“The Shark Tank experience was in one word, ‘intense,’ said co-founder Tony Gonzales. “Not only were we battling the sharks, but we did it demonstrating our product. It was an amazing experience.” 

Slick Barrier offers gallons priced from $49 to $139. For the latest updates on Slick Barrier visit .