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Rodent Prevention 101

You could say that mice and rats are the “perfect” houseguests; they’ll eat (and chew on) just about anything and build their nests wherever you let them. Unfortunately, every year in the US, rodents cause over one billion dollars in structural damage to houses, apartments, offices, and businesses.

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Fall Pest Prevention Tips

As temperatures start dropping and leaves change color, pests begin looking for a warm place to spend the winter. While it may seem difficult to prevent pests, there are a lot of small steps you can take to keep them out of your home.

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How to Avoid Pests in Your Basement

Pests often make themselves at home in your basement, whether it’s finished or not. All kinds of insects and rodents can thrive below ground where it’s damp, dark, and humid. This area also tends to have less activity than the floors above, making it a comfortable home for crickets, spiders, millipedes and other critters. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you avoid and get rid of pests in your basement, keeping it as clean and sanitary as possible.

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Kness Adds East Coast Sales Representative

Kness Mfg. Co., Inc., an industry leader known for its innovative pest control products, continues to expand its presence across the United States, with the addition of Steph Christner as the new Eastern USA Retail Sales Manager. She will be tasked with demonstrating the benefits of Kness products and growing the company's footprint in retail locations across the eastern United States, covering all 26 states east of the Mississippi River as well as parts of Canada.

Christner is from Oskaloosa, Iowa, slightly north of Kness' headquarters in Albia. She takes over this position with more than a decade of experience as a softball coach, recruiter and transportation director at William Penn University, gaining valuable sales and travel experience in these positions. Christner, who also holds a master's degree in business leadership, said she is happy to be a part of the Kness sales team, and to help the pest control company "with hometown values" grow.

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Kness Expands Sales Capabilities

Premier pest control product manufacturer Kness Mfg. Co., Inc. is excited to welcome Joseph Belcher as the newest member of its sales team. Joseph’s official title is Western USA Pest Control Sales Manager, with a territory of 16 states reaching from Texas to Washington, as well as Hawaii. He will continue to grow the presence of the company, which is known for its innovative and effective pest control products.

Belcher, who is from Chariton, Iowa, enters the position with previous experience in distribution and as a lead manager. In his new role, he will work to bring Kness products — which range from the recently released Flies-No-More™ Solar Trap to the original Ketch-All® Multiple Catch Mousetrap — to new people and places.

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