Atlanta Gift Show! Here We Come!

Bite-Lite will be in Atlanta next month as a first time exhibitor at the International Gift & Home Furnishings Market on January 8-12.   On display will be our five natural mosquito repellent candles, which are a fragrant alternative to standard citronella and chemical based candles.   Come see our U.S.A. made collection of pint jars, mini jars, and tins, all made with soy and fragranced with lemongrass and spearmint oils.   Plus Bite-Lite’s three pack votives and elegant Luminaries, made with paraffin wax, will also be available for spring pre-orders.

Please come join us at our booth #5-2608 in General Gift, which is on the fifth floor in Building 3 at the AmericasMart.   You won’t want to miss this event where Bite-Lite will be offering a 15 percent discount on all orders made by resellers at the show.

H-Trap Finds Its Way to World Equestrian Games

What do the H-TRAP 2014 and Normandy have in common?   The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014! The largest equestrian horse show in the world is being held in France and the H-Trap will be on display, both for the first time.   The game organizers have arranged for 31 H-Traps to be set up at the exhibition and jumping grounds to offer riders and horses alike good protection from female horse flies and other biting flies, if they are present and a nuisance.

This two week event, from August 23 to September 7, 2014, has 8 world championships at stake in jumping, eventing, dressage, reining, driving, endurance, vaulting, and para-dressage.   Most of the disciplines will take place in the host city of Caen, which is a short distance from the Games Village.   The Endurance event will be held at the Bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel and the Cross of the Eventing discipline will take place at le Pin National Stud in the heart of the Normandy countryside.

This world event, in its seventh year, is considered even bigger than the equestrian activities held at the Olympics games because of the following facts:

– 74 countries
– 300 photographers
– 300 exhibitors
– 967 athletes
– 1000 journalists
– 1113 horses
– 500 000 spectators
– 500 000 000 TV viewers

For more info about the Games, go to:
world-equestrian-games-normandy-2014
or
world-equestrian-games 2014

Bite-Lite® Candles- 1 of 4 Novel Products to Battle Against the Bugs

Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles were one of four “novel products” listed by the Tribune Newspapers in a special feature called Tools to Battle Against the Bugs.

“Bug season is in full swing threatening to crash your outdoor soiree. While traditional approached to a critter-free evening include dousing yourself in DEET, lighting a plethora of citronella candles or sitting through the zap-zip of the neon flytrap, several products offer novel products to keep those buzzing flies and pesky mosquitoes at bay,” wrote Tribune writer Paige Wagenknecht.

Looking for Natural Mosquito Control?

Danbury, CT -July 12, 2013 . . . Local family business Bite-Lite, LLC began its mission in 2010 to create natural mosquito repellent candle products that smell good, look great, and actually work!

The Bite-Lite® Candle Collection includes four styles that you can use anywhere!

While observing monkeys at the Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary in Florida, a research zoologist noted that monkeys, when presented with lemons or limes, will immediately rub the fruit on their fur, presumably to repel biting insects. Bite-Lite’s scientists further studied this phenomenon called “anointing” behavior and determined that these citrus materials represented a potential source of new mosquito repellents.

Through field testing of its candles in the Florida swamps in 2011, Bite-Lite’s active ingredients using Cloak and Scatter® technology, proved to be an effective, natural alternative to the typical candle repellents made from synthetic chemicals or only  Citronella oil, the latter method repelling mosquitoes by unwanted smoke and soot.

Dress up your Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles for an elegant look when dining outdoors

During the past three years, Bite-Lite® continues to blend, source, quality test, and improve its proprietary formula in Danbury, CT. Four stylish mosquito-repelling candles are available to fit every occasion whether it is camping, hiking, barbecuing, dining al fresco, outdoor events and elegant weddings.   The lemongrass and mint scent released from the candles is safe for children, adults, and pets.

Go to our Retailers page and find these exceptional candles at your favorite garden center, hardware store, and grocer.    Or shop now on our Products page.   To learn more about Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles and the monkeys that inspired the formula, please explore our website and also view the Monkey Video (https://www.bite-lite.com/monkey-business).

“Mosquito-repellent candles that actually work!”

Here’s an article that appeared on the San Antonio Express News September 26th, 2013 that we want to share with you.   Columnist Emily Spicer gives Bite-Lite Candles thumbs up!

-by Lifestyle Columnist Emily Spicer

Living in San Antonio, we all know the drill: Before you play, spray.

The sounds of mosquito repellents being applied all across the city have become almost the theme song to summer and early fall: the classic “Fshhhh … ” from the can and “psht, psht … ” of the spray bottle.

Now, I am one of those people — the super-sensitive paranoid person at an outdoor affair hanging around the perimeter, trying to be discreet when I scratch.

Mosquitoes love me.   And by “love” I mean they swarm to me like so many college kids at an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet.

Lawn sprays?    Nothing.

Citronella?    Zilch.

Those little blue fans?    They work on every part of the body facing and above the fan; everything else is fair game to mosquitoes.

The only thing I have found that reliably repels the nasty little suckers is noxious sprays — and therein lies the problem for a lover of perfumes and smelling wonderful, such as I.

Enter Bite-Lite Mosquito Repelling Candles.   They claim to contain “natural, proprietary ‘Cloak & Scatter Technology’” from a blend of essential oils, including lemongrass and spearmint.    Developers came up with the combo of oils after watching monkeys rub themselves with citrus to repel mosquitoes.

No, for reals, y’all.   Check out the cute monkey video at https://www.bite-lite.com/monkey-story-video.    (Now, I’m not sure that all rubbing was to “anoint themselves,” but you be the judge.)

Apparently, monkeys are pretty smart because the candles work.

On a few occasions right around twilight — prime mosquito time — I test drove them over a pre-dinner martini on the patio.

The first time, as instructed, I lit three candles (for two people) about 15-20 minutes before cocktail time, and tried to surround the space with candles.    I used the Fluted Luminary Candle, Premium Soy Jar Candle, and the Premium Soy Candle Tin.

I could definitely smell them, and I should say that at first, the smell is actually a bit unpleasant: a rather thick, cloying odor of something citrusesque and minty.    And I did get two bites on my left arm, which I supposed meant that I didn’t surround the space enough.

The next few times (also with pre-dinner martinis for two because it’s important in experiments to keep the conditions the same — I mean, it’s science!) I added a fourth candle in the form of a votive.    This time, the smell was still unpleasant at first, but I got used to it.    And while we did see a couple of mosquitoes buzzing around, they did not make bitey contact.

Verdict: This will be a product I buy, probably in the tin or jar.    The votive melted down to soup after just a few minutes (luckily I had set it in something), so I would rather have the candle come with its own container.

Details: Fluted Luminary Candle ($19.99), Premium Soy Jar Candle ($14.99), Premium Soy Candle Tin ($6.99), Votive Candle 3 Pack ($6.99).     Not sold in San Antonio stores, according to the website, but buy them online at https://www.bite-lite.com.

See the full article here:

The Spice of Life: Mosquito-repellent candles that actually work!

Bite-Lite Supports Mosquito Control Awareness Week

From June 23rd to 29th,  the American Mosquito Control Association (“AMCA”) celebrates its annual National Mosquito Control Awareness Week.   AMCA’s mission for “Mosquito Week” is to educate the general public about mosquito prevention.    Bite-Lite also encourages people to educate themselves and take precautions, offering a great solution-  its natural chemical free natural repellent candles for mosquito control.

From The American Mosquito Control Association Press Release MOUNT LAUREL, N.J–April 24, 2013-

The American Mosquito Control Association Offers Tips for Mosquito Control and Prevention:

     When those buggers are buzzing around, making grilling, pool time and wiffle ball impossible, think prevention!    Enjoy the outdoors this summer and stop the spread of mosquito-borne illness by following tips offered by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) to prevent mosquito infestation and control an existing problem.   “In 2012, we witnessed a strong resurgence in cases of West Nile Virus, which had declined somewhat in recent years after peaking in 2003,” said AMCA Technical Advisor Joe Conlon.  “To ensure the safety of family, friends and pets, it’s extremely important to make sure you’re taking the proper steps: first, reducing mosquito breeding through water management and source reduction, and second, reducing adult mosquito populations.   ”Easy steps to take in any backyard include cleaning debris from rain gutters, filling drain puddles and ditches, changing bird bath water once a week and checking for trapped water in canvas or plastic tarps.

    If a mosquito problem already exists, AMCA recommends controlling adult mosquitoes through mosquito traps, space sprays and vegetation management.    Mosquitoes can also be kept out of the home by keeping windows, doors and porches tightly screened.

    “Eliminating standing water is probably the most important thing to remember when preventing or controlling mosquito problems.   Keep it in the back of your mind during all outdoor activities – even remember to irrigate lawns and gardens carefully to prevent water from standing for several days,” added Conlon.

    AMCA reminds the public to practice the THREE D’s of mosquito prevention — Drain, Dress and Defend:
    Drain: Empty out water containers at least once per week.
    Dress: Wear long sleeves, long pants, and light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
    Defend: Properly apply an approved repellent.

To read more about Mosquito Control Awareness Week visit http://www.mosquito.org/mosquito-awareness-week

Why purchase Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Candles over other brands?

We would like consumers to know what we are all about while they are shopping for mosquito control products.    What distinguishes Bite-Lite® from the rest? 

Insect control products are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).   Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles fall under EPA’s special category of insect control products that are exempt from federal registration under section 25(b) of FIFRA.   In order to qualify as a 25(b) product, the active and inert ingredients must all be listed on the EPA’s website link at https://www.epa.gov/minimum-risk-pesticidesegtools/25b_list.htm.   In addition, EPA requires special labeling on these 25(b) products.   When comparing repellent candles, whether natural or synthetic, make sure they either have an EPA registration number or state, “This product has not been registered by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. We [company name] represent that this product qualifies for exemption from registration under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act.”

All products, whether they have a federal registration or an exemption under 25(b), are required by law to be registered in the states in which they are sold (most states require state registrations).    Bite Lite® has taken the necessary extra steps of state registering its natural mosquito repellent candles, and can be legally sold in registered states as a 25(b) product.

2013 Mosquito Season will be here before you know it.

There’s still lots of snow and cold weather to come in many parts of the country, but mosquito season will be here sooner than you think.   If you are a reseller of Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles, it is time to start thinking about placing your order for the upcoming season.   The warm weather and sunshine will be here before you know it, and that means mosquitoes will be here too.

Please give us a call TOLL FREE at 855-BITE-LITE (855-248-3548) if you have questions or need help with your order.   You can also fax in your order at 877-865-1048.   Retail shoppers can check for  Retailers near you or purchase on our  Products page. 

National Mosquito Control Awareness Week

This week is National Mosquito Control Awareness Week.   The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) chooses the week of June 26th each year to educate the general public about the significance of mosquitoes in their daily lives and the important service provided by mosquito control workers throughout the United States and worldwide.    Bite-Lite® supports the AMCA’s efforts and encourages our web browsers to celebrate and honor Mosquito Week by entering a random drawing for a free membership.  AMCA is looking for you to upload photos of what your mosquito control district is doing to promote awareness in your community.

“The submission period will begin at 12:01am ET on June 22, 2014, and run until 11:59pm ET on June 28, 2014. Please share as many photos as you like but note that each person will be entered to win the contest only once. All participants will be entered to win the free membership. One lucky winner will be randomly chosen during the week of June 30.
Members may submit their photos in the following ways:

  • Upload your photo(s)* directly to the American Mosquito Control Association’s Facebook page
  • Add a caption including the name of your district and what the activity is
  • Include #MosquitoWeek in the caption

*In order for your photo to be eligible, all parties present in the submitted photo must be 18 years or older. By submitting your photos, you authorize the use of such photographic reproductions for any purpose including, but not limited to, educational and other public media as may be deemed appropriate by AMCA.

The winner will be announced on Facebook the week of June 30, 2014 and will also be mentioned in the July edition of the Mosquito Monthly e-Newsletter”

For great information and tips about anything to do with mosquitoes, please check out the AMCA   website at http://www.mosquito.org/control.

Come Meet the Bite-Lite Monkey at the National Hardware Show

National Hardware Show Attendees: Come by our Booth #12032 ~ Meet the Bite-Lite Monkey!

Visit our Booth #12032 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center May 7-9, 2013.   Place your orders for our great Natural Mosquito Repelling Candles.   Find out about becoming one of our resellers or distributors.      Ask us about Making Money with Monkeys with our Red, White and Blue Campaign.    We’ll even take your photo with our larger-than-life sized Bite-Lite® Monkey!

Don’t forget to get your FREE GIFT!