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“The Spice of Life: Mosquito-repellent candles that actually work!” -Lifestyle Columnist Emily Spicer

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

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-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. Continue reading

Tools to Battle Against the Bugs

Bite-Lite® Candles were one of four “novel products” listed by the Tribune Newspapers writer Paige Wagenknecht:

“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.”Chicago Press Article

The Bite-Lite Candle Collection includes 4 styles that you can use anywhere!

Looking for Natural Mosquito Control?

Bite-Lite Mosquito Repelling Candles Press Release
Danbury, CT -July 12, 2013 . . . Local family business Bite-Lite, LLC began its mission in 2010 to create natural insect control products that smell good, look great, and actually work!

The Bite-Lite Candle Collection includes 4 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. Continue reading

Bite-Lite Supports Mosquito Control Awareness Week

Mosquito 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 repelling 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: Continue reading

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

Bite-Lite Candles Tips to Prevent Mosquitoes with Natural Insect ControlWe 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 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 http://www.epa.gov/oppbppd1/biopesticides/regtools/25b_list.htm. In addition, EPA requires special labeling Continue reading