2024 marks the 100th anniversary of a momentous technological innovation: the Ketch-All® Multiple Catch Mousetrap. This mousetrap was invented by Austin Enos “Brick” Kness and revolutionized pest defense, providing a humane and effective way to protect homes from mice.
The original prototype was made from a square oil can, a tuxedo tobacco can, a spring from a curtain rod, and the wood base of a crate – all components that came together to revolutionize pest defense. Catching five mice on its first night, it quickly became an indispensable tool in the fight against pests.
In celebration of this anniversary, we look back on the century of advances and refinements that have defined our brand and our pest defense solutions. We are honored to continue the tradition of providing innovative, effective pest control solutions for customers around the world. Here’s to another 100 years!