EES, Inc. (Effective Environmental Systems), manufactures, packages and distributes BugBand insect repellents.
The company, based in Cartersville, Georgia, was formed in 1990 by Dan Ritter as a manufacturer of odor-control products for industrial and institutional markets.
The first products produced were urinal screens and toilet rim cages, which – in addition to BugBand insect repellent products – are still among the company’s most popular product offerings. EES also produces 16 popular fragrances of bead bag air fresheners and distributes them worldwide.
With its decades of experience developing odor-control products, EES, Inc., partnered with the University of Florida, Gainesville, which was undertaking a long-term study on the effectiveness of Geraniol as an insect repellent. EES is now the exclusive manufacturer and distributor of products using the patented technology under the BugBand brand.