We got the call and we’re going to the Grammys~!

The Grammys Pre-Party is considered the main event by many.   More than 900 people are invited to the annual sit-down dinner, which has been held since 1976, but just as many clamor for a seat every year.

By special invitation, Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles will be spotlighted at the Preview Party for the 2012 Grammy Awards on February 8th at the SLS Hotel in Hollywood, CA. An unknown secret admirer requested the presence of the newest, all-natural repellent candles to this exclusive “by invitation only” event.   Award nominees and other notable stars will be there to receive their special edition luminary candles.

Our A-list natural repellent candle is scented with a hint of vanilla, looks beautiful, and is more effective than standard citronella candles.   Bite-Lite® natural repellents are the most effective, natural solution to repel mosquitoes.    Based on new technology, the blended essential oils used in the natural candles, disables the mosquito’s sensors.    It is a proven fact, if the mosquito can’t find you, it can’t bite you!

Bite-Lite® natural repellent candles are available at local Retailers or can be ordered on our Products page.  Great for outdoor events and weddings or casual barbeques and other outside gatherings.    Bite-Lite candles are elegant, lightly fragranced,  and super effective.    It’s a win, win situation.

News Release – Breaking News!

Bite-Lite® Candles Head to the Grammy’s!
Bethel, CT…

Bite-Lite® Candles will be heading to the preview party for the 2012 Grammy Awards on February 8 at the SLS Hotel in Hollywood, CA.    An unknown secret admirer requested the presence of the newest, all-natural candles with a delicious scent to this exclusive, “by invitation only” event.    Award nominees and other notable stars will be there to receive their special edition, luminary candles.

These revolutionary mosquito-repelling candles were launched last May at the National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, and are now a proven winner for retailers and consumers, alike.   Test results show that the active ingredients in Bite-Lite® Candles repel nearly three (3) times the number of mosquitoes when tested against standard citronella candles.   The unique combination of lemongrass and spearmint essential oils are released through the patented Cloak & Scatter® technology.   A pool of wax forms beneath the wick (usually in about 20 minutes) which releases the active ingredients, forming a protective “shield” that discourages mosquitoes from entering the protected zone.    Placing the candles around you will deliver a luscious scent, sparkling flame and protection from biting mosquitoes.

Currently, these candles are sold solely through independent garden centers, hardware stores, outdoor living centers, other natural-product retailers and the Bite-Lite website.   The nationwide buzz continues to grow as the “hard to find” candles just became easier to find, using the locator software on the Bite-Lite.com website.

The candles are offered in four different styles: a soy tin ($5.99 msrp), a votive 3 pack ($6.99 msrp), a soy jar ($12.99 msrp), and a large fluted luminary ($19.99 msrp). Unlike other candles on the market, Bite-Lite’s unique candles have no soot, smoke, or unpleasant odors. They look great, smell great, and repel mosquitoes at the same time. Bite-Lite, LLC is a privately held company located in Bethel, Connecticut. It was founded in 2010 to develop and market insect control products.

Let It Snow….Let It Snow ….Let It Snow

Many parts of the country are expecting snow this weekend.   Don’t get caught in the storm.

Before the storm hits:

  • Clear rain gutters and repair roof leaks in order to avoid clogging and flooding.
  • Cut away tree branches that could fall on a house or other structure during a storm.

Be Prepared:

  • A shovel –  Even if you live in an apartment you should own a shovel as you may need to dig yourself out before your ground crew gets in, and they are unlikely to dig out your car.
  • Flashlights –  Make sure you have good quality flashlights  with fresh batteries.   Consider a  “Self Powered Flashlights” and “Self Powered Radios”. Some models will also charge your cell phone.
  • Food –  Make sure you have enough non-perishable food to last a few days.
  • A Can Opener –  Make sure you have an old fashioned manual can opener
  • Blankets and Warm Clothing-  You may need enough blankets to keep you warm without any heat
  • Barbeque Grill-   Your stove may have natural gas, but it probably has an electrical ignition.   Make sure your outdoor BBQ grill has enough propane for an emergency
  • Matches to light your candles-   Do not rely on lighters that can run out of fuel or break down all too easily.

Remember, no matter how cold it gets outside, warm weather is just around the corner. Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles are the most effective, natural deterrents to mosquitoes.   These mosquito candles are elegant and smell great.   Ask for them at your local Retailer or buy these natural repellents on our  Products page.

Make The Day Count~!

Zombie Mosquitoes

CBS recently reported on the thriving Mosquito community in New York.   Those pesky, disease carrying insects are putting down roots and homesteading the New York sewer system.    For an insect that thrives in warm wet environments, the sewer system in New York is a paradise. The mosquitoes come up through the cracks in the streets as well as subways, basements, and then through air-vents.   This breed of mosquito is extra blood thirsty; they prefer the shadows of nightfall and are active year round.

Typically the 311 call center stops taking calls on Mosquitoes October 31st; this has presented a serious problem for local residents battling the insects.   It has even been suggested that many families who think they are plagued by bedbugs are actually victims of these resilient and resourceful mosquitoes.

You can safeguard your home by covering all open vents with black mesh and consider sleeping inside a black mesh netting over your bed.

Mosquitoes are no longer a seasonal problem, and Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Repellents are more than a seasonal solution.   Remember to keep your family and friends safe.   Keep your Bite-Lite® natural repellents handy.   Remember to light them up 20 minutes before you need them.    Our candles are available at local Retailers and on our Products page.

Make The Day Count~!

Worst Mosquito Season Drags On

WINK TV, Lee County FL, has reported the worst Mosquito season in 20 years.

Lee-County, FL-  Standing water from recent tropical storms provides the perfect breeding grounds for mosquitoes.   At a time of the year when mosquito populations should be dwindling, Lee County, Florida is having an unprecedented boom in the mosquito population.

Mosquito Control usually gets 3,000 to 5,000 calls a year from people, asking for help with spraying mosquitoes.   This year there have been almost 10,000 calls.

Additionally the ditches on the side of the road, used for roadway run-off, are pools of standing water.   It’s a big neon sign for mosquitoes that says come party with us.

Bite-lite® Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles provide the most effective and safest way to repel mosquitoes within your outdoor sitting area.   The combined essential oils used in the candles, disables the mosquito’s sensors. If they can’t find you, they can’t bite you!   A boon to this, Bite-Lite® natural repellents smell wonderful.

These candles are available at your local Retailer or on our Products page.

Make The Day Count~!

Haunted House Countdown

The fourth haunted house on the BiteLite® List of Halloween attractions is in Fort Worth, Texas, and has an unusual back drop– an abandoned meat packing factory!   The setting for such a venue is perfect, as is the name of the haunted house– “The Cutting Edge.”   The Cutting Edge Haunted House features live sets, animations, and hundreds of live actors inside and outside the building.    One of the best features of the attraction is all the real meat packing plant equipment left behind from when the planet closed years ago.

A sign on both the website and the attraction advises patrons to enter at their own risk, and the promoters mean it!    This amazing haunted house holds the Guiness Book of World Records for the longest walk through in a haunted house.

Regardless of what your plans are for Halloween in warmer climates like Texas, remember that if you plan on being outside, relaxing with your family in the backyard, you should light up a Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Repellent Candle to help repel pesky mosquitoes.   Light the candles 20 minutes before you head outside, so the wax has an opportunity to pool.   These mosquito candles are available at your local Retailer or on our Products page.

Make The Day Count~!

Halloween Haunted House Countdown!

Welcome to day four of the Bite-Lite Haunted House countdown.

Todays’ choice is The Headless Horseman Hayrides & Haunted Houses in Ulster Park, NY which is located in the Historic New York Haunted Hudson Valley, Headless Horseman.   It offers a second-to-none haunted scream park featuring a massive corn maze, 6 haunted houses, a haunted hayride, and side shows.   The property offers over forty-five acres of natural landscape that as night falls provides the perfect setting for the ultimate haunting. CLICK HERE or visit their website www.headlesshorseman.com.

If we’ve missed your favorite Halloween Haunted House, let us know.    Shout it out in the comments.    Let everyone know what they’re missing.

If you plan on spending time outdoors this weekend, don’t forget your Bite-lite® natural mosquito repellent candles.   They are available at your local Retailer or on our Products page.

Make the day count~!

Halloween Attractions: Haunted Houses Day #3

We are on day number 3 of our haunted house countdown.   If we haven’t mentioned your favorite Halloween attractions, shout it out.    Let us know what we’re missing.

For today’s haunted house, we are heading all the way down to Baton Rouge, LA,  a city historically known for ghosts, voodoo, and things that go bump in the night.    Baton Rouge really knows how to get the fright on!

The 13th Gate Haunted House, located at  832 Saint Philip Street in downtown Baton Rouge, is one of the most frightening themed indoor and outdoor haunted attractions that is guaranteed to bring your worst nightmares to life.   From crawling though a Crematory oven and an old hearse to being lost in dark underground tunnels, haunted asylums, claustrophobic cellars,  swamp invested with real snakes, this 40,000 square foot haunted house is definitely not recommended for the faint of heart. 

During the Halloween season, over 100 professional actors, 12 special effects makeup and airbrush artists, and several costume specialist work together to bring this terrifying show to life each night.

We’re having a great weekend.   Get outdoors, do something frightful, and tell us about it.

If your plans include a party or company in the yard or if you’re a caterer with planned events, don’t forget your Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles.   Light the candles about 20 minutes before you  plan on being outdoors.   These natural repellents are based on recent research, using essential oils that disable the mosquito’s sensors.   If you think it’s too cold for mosquitoes, read my blog on hardy mosquitoes that can survive in the snow.     Bite-Lite® natural repellents are available at your local Retailer or can be purchased on our Products page.

Make The Day Count~!

Best Haunted House Attractions in the USA, Day #2

Today is day two of our Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles Halloween Haunted House celebration. Join us as we continue our countdown with Scary Ways to celebrate Halloween this year.   Today’s Haunted House Attraction on our list is The Darkness, in St. Louis,  MO.

The Darkness Haunted House in St. Louis rests inside a 100-year-old, two story warehouse and includes three attractions in one location for one price.   If you can survive both floors of The Darkness, you will then enter the World’s best 3D haunted house, Terror Visions 3D.

The Darkness is a multimillion dollar attraction filled with terrifying experiences.   Each year, the promoters look for new ways to create the ultimate haunting experience for producing the best haunted house in America.   To visit their website at www.Scarefest.com   

It’s another beautiful day and if you spend it outdoors, remember to light your Bite-Lite® Natural Repellents to reduce your mosquito problems.    Based on new research, the essential oils in our natural candles effectively disable the mosquito’s sensors.    Find these natural repellents at  your local Retailer or at our Products page.