Holiday Wishes

All of us at Bite-Lite wish you the very best this holiday season.

We greatly appreciate your continued confidence in our nature inspired insect control products, and thank you for your business.

We look forward to tackling your bug problems in 2020!  Our office will be closed December 21 through December 29 and January 1st.

Good Wishes from Bite-Lite

All of us at Bite-Lite want to wish you a happy and healthy holiday season.  We would like to take a moment to thank you for your business in 2018 and hope that our nature inspired products exceeded your expectations and comfort levels throughout the season while reducing your particular bug populations.  We look forward to working with you in 2019 and the years to come.

   

Bug Barometer Readings Predict a Buggy Season

Get your repellent sprays and mosquito candles ready!   It looks to be a buggy spring and summer.   Greater numbers of mosquitoes, ticks, and other nuisance insects are expected based on the predictions of the National Pest Management Association as reported in the latest issue of Popular Science.   Many biting pests may come out earlier than usual  because the adults and their larvae survived the winter in many parts of the country.       

For the full story, read more at http://www.popsci.com/winter-warm-mosquitoes-ticks. 

Besides stocking up on repellent sprays and candles, there are several customary procedures that you can do to get ready for mosquitoes and not allow them to breed!    The key is examining potential places that will hold water and stop the breeding cycle that can occur in a week’s time: 

  • Eliminate standing water in flower pot dishes, tires, children’s wading pools, old bottles, cans, children’s toys, etc.
  • Throw out broken items that can hold water, including bottle caps.
  • Keep your gutters clean and free from leaves.
  • Fix leaky outdoor faucets.
  • Clean debris from overgrown ponds and stock with fish.
  • Regularly empty and add clean water to bird baths.
  • Screen or cover rain barrels.
  • Wear light colored, long sleeved shirts and pants when doing yard work or walking in the woods.

Bite-Lite Natural Mosquito Candles can add ambiance to any outdoor event where mosquitoes are present.  But  also make sure you have the right repellent spray on the go.    For more information about repellents, check out the Center for Disease Control’s protection guidelines at https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbook/2016/the-pre-travel-consultation/protection-against-mosquitoes-ticks-other-arthropods.

Thank you for your business from Bite-Lite Nature Inspired Insect Control Products.

All of us at Bite-Lite want to thank you for your business in 2016, and hope that our nature inspired insect control products reduced the bites and presence of annoying pests.  

We wish you a happy, healthy, and joyous holiday and look forward to working with you in 2017. We’ll have plenty of inventory to meet your needs for reducing your populations of horse flies, mosquitoes, and indoor flies, wasps, and moths with our horse fly traps, mosquito repellents, and indoor fly traps. 

Bite-Lite to Help Sponsor Another Event for the Connecticut Food Bank to Help Hunger

For the second time this summer, Bite-Lite will support the Connecticut Food Bank in its latest fundraiser to help alleviate hunger in Connecticut. The event taking place on Sunday, August 14th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. is Hops for Hunger and there are a number of fun events planned for those attending the first annual event at the Two Roads Brewing Company at 1700 Stratford Avenue in Stratford.   

The attractions include the sampling of 11 local craft beers, food and wine from three local food trucks, lawn games, music by Radio Partner iHeart Radio, and a silent auction containing 17 items and four restaurant gift certificates at press time. Bite-Lite is donating its American made natural mosquito repellent candles and its new indoor insect light trap. Admission will cost $55 per person or $100 per couple, and tickets can be obtained in advance online or at the event. The price will also include beverages from the bar.

“This is a fun way to connect with us and support our hunger relief mission,” said Connecticut Food Bank Engagement Coordinator Kerri Burgerhoff. “Come for great beers and delicious food and be prepared to be tempted by auction items including scuba lessons, jewelry, Miranda Lambert concert tickets, fishing charters and more.” Burgerhoff said.

Burgerhoff said the Food Trucks already committed for the event include: The Meat Truck, a gourmet sandwich truck; Tipsy Cones, an ice cream truck featuring bartender style flavors; and Zuppardi’s Apizza, featuring New Haven style pizza.  Bite-Lite and TranSigma are Food Truck Row sponsors. 

“We are grateful to our sponsors and partners for helping to support the work of the Connecticut Food Bank,” Burgerhoff said. “Last year, with the help of donors across Connecticut, we were able to distribute enough food to our network of food assistance programs to provide more than 19.2 million meals.”

“The funds raised at Hops for Hunger will help us to continue providing the fresh, nutritious food that people need,” Burgerhoff said.  More than 35% of the food distributed last year by the Connecticut Food Bank was fresh produce. “Fresh, food, dairy products and frozen meat are important nutritionally for families and they are often out of reach for people who are food insecure. We are helping ensure healthier outcomes for people and helping children get the food they need to learn and grow.”

All proceeds will benefit the Connecticut Food Bank. Admission is limited to persons aged 21 or older and who show a photo ID.   More information is available at www.ctfoodbank.org or contact [email protected]

About the Connecticut Food Bank:

The Connecticut Food Bank is committed to alleviating hunger in Connecticut by providing food resources, raising awareness of the challenges of hunger, and advocating for people who need help meeting basic needs. The Connecticut Food Bank partners with the food industry, food growers, donors, and volunteers to provide food, which last year provided 19.2 million meals. The organization distributes that food through a network of community based programs to six Connecticut counties – Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham counties – where more than 300,000 people struggle with hunger.  For more information, go to www.ctfoodbank.org, www.facebook.com/ctfoodbank, or follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.

Connecticut Food Bank’s Inaugural Road Race A Success

With 10 sponsors, including Bite-Lite, plus 225 preregistered runners, the Connecticut Food Bank raised $45,000 during its inaugural Meals for Miles road race on June 5th.  That amount will feed 4,500 people for a week, said the Food Bank’s Philanthropy Officer Cheryl Thompson.  Of those who registered, 216 finished the rainy 5K course in Norwalk, CT.  The other sponsors were Citizens Bank, DHL&S, Marcum, Edible Arrangements, Kings, 95.9 Fox, Home Serve, ANSAC, and Fairfield Living Magazine.

Bite-Lite Nature Inspired Insect Control Products intends to continue its philanthropy  with the Food Bank’s next summer event in August, Hops for Hunger.   We hope you’ll join us make the event a success for those in need of nutritious meals.

Bite-Lite Supports CT Food Bank’s 5K Race

Bite-Lite is teaming up with the Connecticut Food Bank to help sponsor the non-profit’s first annual Miles for Meals 5K race scheduled for this Sunday, June 5th, at Calf Pasture Beach in Norwalk.    Start time is 8:30 a.m.

As part of its sponsorship, Bite-Lite will offer a discount coupon to be included in the runners’ swag bags, allowing participants to choose from Bite-Lite’s natural mosquito repellent candles, chemical free horse fly trap, and indoor insect UV trap.

Registration is open online.  More than 100 runners have already pre-registered, and up to 500 runners are expected to sign up through the start of race time.   If you are among the first 400 runners to sign up, you will receive a commemorative tee shirt.   The entry fee is $32, and the proceeds will help the Food Bank stock its local food pantries, soup kitchens, and other programs that provide nutritious food to those in need.    Last year, the Connecticut Food Bank distributed enough food to prepare more than 18.5 million meals.

The Connecticut Food Bank Miles for Meals 5K will feature a flat course traveling through Calf Pasture Beach and the scenic Norwalk waterfront.   Packet pickup and race day registration will begin at 7:00 a.m.    A post-race party is scheduled at 9:00 a.m., and the awards ceremony at 10:00 a.m.    Awards will be given to the top three finishers in each age group.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Michael Davidow at (203) 741-9211 or [email protected].

About the Connecticut Food Bank: The Connecticut Food Bank is the state’s non-profit leader in the fight against hunger and the largest provider of charitably donated food.   Last year alone, the Connecticut Food Bank partnered with the food industry, food growers, donors and volunteers to provide enough food last year to prepare more than 18.5 million meals.   This distribution offers through a network of community based programs to more than 300,000 people across six Connecticut counties. To learn more, visit www.ctfoodbank.org and https://www.facebook.com/CTFoodBank, and follow @CTFoodBank on Twitter and Instagram.

 

 

Doing Your Part to Help Keep Mosquitos at Bay at Your Home and Business

If it isn’t already one, the following should become a maxim: It is just as easy to find breeding spots for mosquitoes as to eliminate them!

As homeowners and business owners (with outdoor venues and employees), we  can all do our part to eliminate standing water and manage the possibility of mosquito borne diseases.  Remember that mosquitoes are born wherever there is standing water.  It takes one week for a mosquito to grow from an egg to an adult.   Now that spring is officially here, it is time to check your homes and businesses and eliminate these outdoor areas commonly popular for breeding mosquitoes.

To help you target these potential breeding areas, many mosquito districts across the country can provide you with informational pamphlets, all basically covering the same time honored  recommendations. Below you will find one such chart from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Environmental Health, Public Health Pest Management Section, which was last revised in June, 2006.  It is entitled “Mosquito Problems Start At Home!,” and we expect that you will agree–  pictures are worth a thousand words!

 

The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) provides three D’s of prevention against mosquitoes:  DRAIN, DRESS, and DEFEND.    

To Drain: Empty out water containers at least once a week.

To Dress: Wear long sleeves, long pants, and light colored, loose fitting clothing.

To Defend: Properly apply approved repellents such as DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon-eucalyptus.

To learn more, here is the link:  https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.mosquito.org/resource/resmgr/docs/Mosquito_Info/12987_amca_fact_sheet_v3_web.pdf.

Bite-Lite’s Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles Have a New Look

Bite-Lite celebrates spring with new labels!  We hope you will like our new look as retailers begin to replenish their old stock with our new inventory containing brand new labels on our U.S. made Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Repellent Candle products.    

While the outside may look different, and we think better, the inside remains the same.  Our proprietary Cloak and Scatter® technology is still what makes our natural mosquito repellent candles unique with a formula that is nearly three times better than standard citronella candles.  Our active ingredients of natural lemongrass and spearmint oils are still blended in premium soy wax.  The wicks are still lead free cotton.  And for those who like to hear it,  our natural mosquito repellent candles are DEET free.

For those of you who are fans of our natural repellent Votives and Luminaries made in China and will want replenishments this summer, please note that our stock is very limited and that once we are sold out, we will not be producing these candle styles in the near future.  Don’t wait too long to purchase at your local retailer or purchase online!

 

2016 New Mini Jar Case Label

 

2016 New Pint Jar Label

 

2016 New Tin Labels

Bite-Lite Supports Charity for Autism by Offering a Fragrant New Perfume as an Holiday Idea

For something completely different, Bite-Lite has a special attractant to offer- for humans this time!  To our customers and buyers alike who are looking for a special holiday gift or store item, we have the perfect fragrance to introduce.   

In a unique collaboration, our parent company Bedoukian Research, Inc., who created the fragrant formula in our Bite-Lite Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles, partnered with a famous international fragrance house and a New York ad agency to develop a new perfume called  Ardent Rose Eau de Parfum.  

Just launched, Ardent Rose was developed for Roses for Autism — a Connecticut based non-profit organization that provides scholarships, career training, and job opportunities for individuals with autism.    The perfume has a captivating and sparkling fresh floral scent that is infused with Rose Absolute and White Amber to convey an intriguing and sensuous statement.   The fragrance will indulge the senses with the sprinkling of delicate and dewy floral petals of Magnolia and Geranium plus a passionate and warm blend of Sandalwood and Musk.  

Most importantly, the fragrance’s essence captures the legacy of the non-profit’s first initiative for job training of young adults between 16 to 25 years old – – the growing and selling of beautiful heirloom roses in the historic rose greenhouses in Guilford, Connecticut. 

Ardent Rose comes in a beautiful spray bottle consisting of 1.7 fl. oz.   The retail cost is $60 each, and can be purchased directly by going to Ardentrose.com.   Wholesale pricing is also available and buyers can email [email protected] for details.   All proceeds will support the social enterprise programs for young adults with autism.     

Click the link below to order Ardent Rose as a holiday gift for someone special or yourself, and to learn more about this wonderful new fragrance and non-profit cause.

 

 Buy Ardent Rose Today!

Roses for Autism is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to foster meaningful training and employment for young adults with autism.  In the United States, Autism Spectrum Differences are diagnosed in 1 in 68 children.   The unemployment and underemployment rate is nearly 90% for transition age students.