From Mosquitoes to Horse Flies: How Bite-Lite Got Started

Bite-Lite LLC is a Connecticut based family business founded in 2010 to develop and market the best and most effective natural mosquito repellent candles and other insect control products that are inspired by nature.  It is committed to serving the public’s continuing needs for pest management and control.

While there are a lot of pest control products out there to choose from for a variety of pests, at Bite-Lite we want to help manage your expectations with the best quality products that have been tested by our research scientists.    But remember no pest control product will give you 100 percent protection.   Our name stands behind that very factor as our products will help you get fewer bites by taking the proper precautions. 

Our first launched products were   Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles composed of lemongrass and spearmint oils.  Our scientists were inspired to create an  unusually fragrant formula after observing monkeys at a Florida sanctuary using lemons and limes on their fur as natural repellents.   (View our Monkey story video and our Science page to learn more.)  After introducing our soy wax candles to the same monkeys and testing the efficacy of our proprietary blend of natural lemongrass and spearmint essential oils in the Florida Swamps in 2011, Bite-Lite® went into production with its first four natural mosquito repellent candles made in China.

In 2013, Bite-Lite® introduced its first American made premium soy wax Tin, and in 2014, we added two new U.S.A. made natural mosquito repellent soy wax candles to our collection-   Pint Jars and Mini Jars, both in glass containers.

The science behind our natural mosquito repellent candles lies in Cloak & Scatter® technology.   This chemistry originated at Bedoukian Research, Inc. (“Bedoukian”), a privately owned family run company located in Danbury, Connecticut, that has devoted its more than four decades in business to creating both insect semiochemicals and aroma and flavor chemicals.   (Visit and to learn more.)    Whether Bite-Lite® Natural Mosquito Repellent Candles are made in China or the United States, their active ingredients are sourced, blended, and tested by Bedoukian.

In 2014, we met a Dutch manufacturer, who had designed a horse fly trap with a distinctive one leg frame which had been seen dotting the European landscape for the past several years.   In keeping with our mission, our team felt that the time was right to introduce this natural chemical free horse fly trap to our line.  Called the H-Trap Professional Horse Fly Trap and Control System, it first made its appearance at our trade show booth at the National Hardware Show in May 2014.  Since then, we became the exclusive U.S. distributor of this sturdy horse fly trap system that covers 2.5 acres or about 5 horses.   To learn more, view our Science page.    In 2016, we introduced the Armadilha Indoor Insect Light Trap; it catches house flies, moths, wasps, and stink bugs using a UV bulb and discreetly hidden glue board. 

To purchase our natural mosquito repellent candle products, find a Retailer near you or Shop online now.   Also, be sure to check out our cost saving natural mosquito repellent candle collections: the Outdoor Pack, Evening PackPerfect Patio Pack, Best Value Pack, Mosquito Attack Pack, and our new Premium Soy U.S.A Pack. 

To purchase our chemical free horse fly trap, go to our horse fly trap order page.    To learn more about the indoor light trap, visit our Armadilha page.

To see what is coming down the pipeline and to read our blogs and latest news, check out our News tabs on this website as well as on our Bite-Lite website!

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