InsectiGuard is manufactured and distributed by A Brite Company of Garland, Texas. Founded in 1982, A Brite’s roots are in the metal finishing and waste water chemical industries. Privately held, the company is still owned and operated by the Dunigan family.
InsectiGuard was created a few years back by Dan Dunigan, the current vice president of the company. A marketing professional by education, Dan has learned a fair amount of chemistry along the way in the business.
One spring evening, while his wife was bathing their young children, she was confronted by a wasp in the upstairs bathroom. Dan responded to her call to “grab your bug juice and get up here!” The “bug juice” was Dan’s bottle of InsectiGuard’s first incarnation, YardGuard. Since he knew it had worked on other, less hardy insects, it should work on this larger, more robust insect. So he ran upstairs to his family’s aid and squirted the pesky nuisance upon arrival. It did work, killing that wasp in one shot. And it smelled good, too, because of the essential oils used in the formula.
With over 15 years of experience in the mosquito abatement business, Dan knew he was on to something. The InsectiGuard line of insecticides and repellents was born.