It was 1926 when James H. Wurz of North Utica, NY decided to go to work for himself. Jim quit his job as a traveling salesman and along with his brother George they started what we know today as BONIDE Products Inc. In those days the Wurz brothers traveled the dirt roads of America in their Model-T, selling 5-gallon pails of dairy & cattle sprays to farmers and feed stores.
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The brothers would collect sales orders all summer until the roads washed out. Through the winter months they produced their merchandise and come spring they shipped their orders before setting out again for the summer selling season.It’s over 80 years later and not much has changed. Sure, the company is much larger and today we operate out of a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, travel via jet planes and communicate via cell phones and e-mail, but the basic premise is the same. We are still a family owned and operated business who cares about our environment, customers, employees and suppliers. The current third generation of ownership has the same respect and gratitude for the second generation as the second had for the first. Bonide is not just our business. It is our heritage and our passion.The industry has seen enormous change and consolidation of the years. Regulatory and market pressures make this a tough business to be in. We feel that our sense of history helps guide us through these challenges. We don’t measure our success just by quarterly results, we measure it by decades.Bonide has always been committed to providing the best possible solutions for Home, Lawn and Garden Pest Problems. This includes attractive, convenient, cost effective packaging and product selection second to none.We are also proud of our complete line of Garden Naturals. Effective, time tested solutions that Bonide has been marketing since long before it was “hip to be green”.So welcome to our website and thank you for visiting. Please let us know what Bonide can do for you.Finally, we ask our heavenly father to bless the entire Bonide family and those we serve. We once again acknowledge that nothing is possible without this divine countenance.