Necessity, the mother of Skeeterbag
September 7, 2003.
It's been raining for weeks. The mosquitoes everywhere and
not to be trusted. Customers are freaking out about all the
bites on the puppy"s heads. We can hear the swarms around
the house and hovering over the dogs.
September 10, 2003.
We bought the "XXL Mosquito Terminator Bug Kill Zone 2000,"
with Dual Carbs and a Hemmi. We filled up at the propane
place and let her rip.
September 13, 2003.
The mosquitoes love the new trap It is like a fun place to hang
out between swarming back to the puppies. We caught like
twenty mosquitoes. That's $60 per mosquito, plus gas.
September 22, 2003
Sid came up with some mosquito netting, duct tape, and a box
fan. He put them together, set it by the dogs on the porch to
test a theory. 2,300 mosquitoes were waiting for him in the
August 6, 2003.
Our cousin, Mark, who has a couple of inventions out on the
market really really liked Sid's trap idea and came to the farm
today. He agreed to help Sid put his idea on the market.
August 23, 2003
Mark built the prototypes and set them up above the dog
houses, by the screen door, by the window in Linnea's room,
and by the front door. Dog house traps are averaging 2,500
mosquitoes per night. The traps up at the house are doing
almost as well at 1,800 per night. Mark fits SkeeterbagTM with
an attachment system that satisfies all design parameters and
we are ready to look at production.
August 28, 2003
A manufacturer has been located to produce Skeeterbag
overseas. Much debate has taken place as to the over-all look
of the product. The house is divided into two camps on the
subject. Camp one, simplicity. Sid calls for less being more.
Camp two, shelf appeal. Mark and the girls call for elegant
design features that add to the look. Cost of manufacturing
and pure functionality won out over the bling factor for the first
run of the product. Simple wins, and we place our order.
To Be Continued.
|The early days
|The cone design
|A brief history of SkeeterbagTM
|Simonton Farms Inc. is a families first company. Owned by Susan McCarty and her husband Sidney McCarty IV,
Sinonton Farms Inc is a company and a family learning, working, and growing together for good. Simonton Farms Inc.
provides wetland trees for State Mitigation and EPA regulated land use projects. Simonton Farms Inc. also raises
small breed dogs (using the non-tradditional, free roam and board style) for families in the Tampa and Orlando
communities. Simonton Farms Inc. has now become involved in the Pest Control Industry supplies mosquito
protection to anyone who needs it. Our mission: Grow and install the strongest and best trees for the good of the
land. Raise health, happy puppies to bring families together. Provide mosquito protection to families and farms just
like ours all over the world.
|Simonton Farms Inc.
|Sculpted in the wind
|Alligator Clip Crazy
|One of the first prototype in action
|SkeeterbagTM Mosquito Trap Kits
|"Put a black hole in the middle of your mosquito's universe."