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.

Bite-Lite® Mosquito Candles Named to Top 25 Hardware Products in the U.S.

Industry Edge, the official online news voice of the National Hardware Show, named Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles one of 25 products to sell across the country.   In a special report on February 26th, Industry Edge writer Briana McClane divided the country into a five region map called the “United States of Hardware,” and listed Bite-Lite® in the heavily populated mosquito region of the Southeast amongst four other products that “shoppers will want.”

“With the hardware industry being told to innovate in order to compete with the Internet and dominating brands, it’s a great time to be in a place as distinct as the U.S. Retailers and brands alike can find a niche among the many regions that the U.S. encompasses. Whether it’s climate or culture, it’s to a retailer’s advantage to know the surrounding area. Industry Edge spoke with retailers and manufacturers about what products are selling best, where, and about what customers want in certain regions…..

“Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Repelling Candles combine spearmint and lemongrass to emit an attractive smell to repel mosquitoes.”

To see what all the buzz is about, come visit the Bite-Lite® staff in Las Vegas at the National Hardware Show on May 6-8, 2014 at Booth #12032 in North Hall in the Lawn, Garden, and Outdoor Living section.

Click Here to read more Awards and Noteworthiness articles.

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.

“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    (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

See the full article here:

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

Bite-Lite® at the 2013 Grammy’s

Bite-Lite® Candles at the Grammy’s Red Carpet Event!

Grammys Poster Photos left to right starting at Top: Shauna Case, TV series “Incredible Crew”; Porscha Coleman, Actress/Singer; E J Bonilla, Actor, “Revenge” Middle: Allison Rieke, Actress, Nickelodeon pilot; George Tasudis, Actor, “NCIS, CSI:NY, Burn Notice”; Malana Lea, Actress, new movie “Olympus Has Fallen” – stars Gerad Butler; Tiffany Haddish, Comedian/Actress Bottom: Yael Tygiel, Boy Band “Social Network”; Jen Lilly, Actress, movie “The Artist”, General Hospital; Shawn Carter Peterson, Actor, new movie “The Host” – with Saoirse Ronan (by Twilight Author Stephenie Meyer)

Here’s just a few of the rising stars (and some veteran actors/singers as well) who stopped by to visit the Bite-Lite® Monkey and team and learn all about our famous Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles.   This exclusive Grammy’s Red Carpet event was held at the iconic Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel in Beverly Hills on February 8th.   Celebrities received gifts for themselves and for the upcoming Valentine’s Day!

Bite-Lite® Natural Repellents- The Test Of Time

This evening, the Grammy’s paid tribute to several great artists who have achieved a timeless quality to their music.  Great music becomes classic by rising above current trends and fashions.

The Beach Boys and Whitney Houston were among those honored. Their music will speak to later generations as clearly as they spoke to our own.

Bite lite® Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles will achieve the same timeless distinction; rising above the current trends and fashions.  It speaks to a society that has made a determined effort to go natural.   Key essential oils, when found in combination, effectively disable the mosquito’s sensors.  These natural repellents represent that solution.  Bite-lite® Candles  are exceptionally effective, smell wonderful, and look elegant.     These natural candles do not emit the smoke and soot that regular Citronella candles do.   

You can purchase Bite-Lite® natural repellent candles at your local retailer or online on our Products page.   Join the stars who named Bite-Lite’s special edition Grammy Luminary the best new product at the Grammys!

Breaking News: Bite-Lite Returns to Grammy’s

Bite-Lite® Candles Head Back to the Grammy’s!

Bethel, CT…

Bite-Lite® is very pleased to announce that we will be making a return appearance at the 2013 Grammy Red Carpet Preview Event.   This star-studded annual party is taking place on February 8, 2013 in Hollywood.   The “Invitation Only” event will host some of the hottest celebrities in Music, TV, and Film.
Current nominees include:
Kelly Clarkson; Florence and the Machine; Maroon 5; Pink; Adele; Carly Rae Jepsen; Katy Perry; Rihanna; Blake Shelton; Carrie Underwood;Taylor Swift and Bruce Springsteen.
Past celebrity attendance has included: Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Taylor Lautner, Justin Timberlake, Emma Watson, CCH Pounder;* Robert Pattinson, Natalie Portman, Ashton Kutcher, Emma Stone, Deborah Gibson;* Cameron Diaz, Jessica Alba, Kaley Cuoco, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Cory Monteith, Susan Sarandon, Rachel Bilson, Maria Menounos, Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck, Sienna Miller, Vanessa Williams*, Cory Monteith, Sofia Milos;* and Katherine Heigl.

We had the pleasure of meeting some of these celebrities when they stopped by to visit our table and get photographed with our wonderful natural mosquito repellent Luminaries in hand.    Check out our CELEBRITY PHOTOS from last year’s event, where Bite-Lite was named the best new product amongst the stars.    Our revolutionary mosquito-repelling candles have been out for two years now and they have been a proven winner for retailers and consumers, alike.

Test results show that the active ingredients in Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Candles repel nearly three (3) times the number of mosquitoes when tested against standard citronella candles.   The unique combinations of lemongrass and spearmint essential oils are released through the patented Cloak & Scatter® formula.   When lit ahead of time, a pool of wax forms beneath the wick (usually in about 20 minutes) which releases the active ingredients to form a protective “shield” that discourages mosquitoes from entering the protected zone. Placing these natural repellents around you will deliver a luscious scent, sparkling flame, and protection from biting mosquitoes.    Bite-Lite®  natural repellents are sold through independent garden centers, hardware stores, outdoor living centers, other natural-product retailers or on our  website.   The nationwide buzz continues to grow.    You can become part of the revolution by using the store locator on our Retailers page to find a store near you or purchasing on our Products page.   Order your natural repellent candles today!

Bite-Lite® Candles Appearing at MTV Movie Awards

Kevin Sorbo takes a bite out of Bite-Lite Candle!

If you’ve been following our At The Grammys and At The Oscars pages on our website, you already know that Hollywood celebrities really love  Bite-Lite® NATURAL Mosquito Repellent Candles!   After successful appearances at these two events, Bite-Lite® has been invited back to Hollywood to appear at a special Rodeo Drive event for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards on May 31st.  The Stars will be there to help bring awareness to the charity Children of the Night.

We’ll let you know which stars are there and who stops by to get their special gift from Bite-Lite – check our Facebook page or follow @bitelite for updates.   The 2012 MTV Movie Awards Show is Sunday June 3rd at 9 pm EST on MTV.   You can still vote for your favorite movie and stars on the show’s website – watch and see who wins this popular film industry event!

Bite-Lite® Candles – a Star Attraction at Academy Awards Event!

Bethel, CT, February 25, 2012…. Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles and its now famous monkey mascot were front and center at an Academy Awards celebration in Beverly Hills, CA.   This honor was a direct result of the rave reviews for Bite-Lite, LLC following a successful appearance at this month’s Grammy’s Red Carpet event.

The Academy Awards recognize the best actors, directors, producers, and scores of other professionals for their outstanding performances and contributions to the motion picture industry.    Bite-Lite, LLC presented an exclusive, special-edition candle to award nominees and other celebrities at a private pre-event celebration at the luxurious L’ermitage Hotel, in Beverly Hills.   Based on the overwhelming feedback, it is clear that the Bite-Lite® candle brand is a favorite of the best in the film business, and now has “star power”.

Bite-Lite® natural repellents are the only candles that look great, smell great, and repel mosquitoes at the same time.    These mosquito candles contain a unique combination of lemongrass and spearmint essential oils, the key components of a patent pending Cloak & Scatter® technology.   Test results show that the active ingredients in Bite-Lite® candles repel nearly three times the number of mosquitoes compared to regular citronella candles.

As a pool of wax forms beneath the lighted wick (usually within about 20 minutes), the active ingredients are released and form a protective “shield” that penetrates the area and discourages mosquitoes from entering this protected zone.   By placing a number of candles around the desired area, you will enjoy a delicious scent and sparkling flame, and provide effective protection from biting mosquitoes.   Unlike other mosquito repelling candles on the market, Bite-Lite®’s unique all-natural candles produce no soot, smoke, or unpleasant odors.

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

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).

Bite-Lite, LLC, a privately held company located in Bethel, Connecticut, was established in 2010 to develop and market improved insect control products.   You can learn more about these fantastic, unique candles at

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