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New Kness General Manager Brings 31 Years of Industry Experience

Albia, IA (October 08, 2019) – Since 1924, Kness Manufacturing has specialized in manufacturing high-quality pest defense products. The Iowa-based industry leader recently expanded their leadership team and is proud to announce the hiring of Dan Crew as the company’s General Manager. In his new position, Crew will oversee the daily operations of Kness. Being involved in various aspects of the business such as creating and implementing strategies designed to grow the company, manage the development of key performance goals, and other important functions that ensure the delivery of quality Kness products to customers.

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Kness Expands Pest Control Offerings with Remote Monitoring System

ALBIA, IA (September 20, 2019) - Iowa-based pest control product manufacturer Kness Mfg. Co., Inc. is excited to announce the launch of KritterSense™, an innovative technology that is designed to monitor and analyze trap activity. The device is geared toward pest and wildlife control companies; aiding in the placement and effectiveness of traps.

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Reliability: The Backbone of Kness Products

Albia, Iowa (June 26, 2019) - Kness Manufacturing has been building innovative pest defense products for more than 95 years. During that time, Kness has established itself as one of the most reliable brands in the industry. The reliability stems from the company’s pursuit of supplying customers with the highest-quality pest control products. Kness’ product reliability is evident in their pro-grade performance, built-in quality, hand testing, and return rate.

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Kness Gives Hope and Independence To Those With Special Needs

Albia, IA (April 30, 2019) - Kness Manufacturing, an Iowa-based pest defense products manufacturer, continues to form strong relationships with various vocational rehabilitation centers throughout Southern Iowa. These programs help those that face challenges with disabilities gain work skills and independence through employment. Currently, Kness is working with three organizations: Tenco Industries, Ragtime Industries, and The Well Resource Center.

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Keep Pests Out of the Office

Every day it is a team effort to keep a business on the path of success. The same thing can be said for preventing rodents, bugs and other pests from invading the office. When everyone in the company is on board with keeping up a clean work environment, it can boost overall productivity while saving time and money dealing with major pest problems down the road. Here are some helpful tips that anyone can use in their daily office routine. If pests are already an issue in the office, Kness Pest Defense offers a wide range of solutions to help eliminate pest problems.

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Kness Pest Prevention In Your Garage

Garages are one of the most versatile spaces a homeowner has. It’s space that can be used for just about anything. From storing junk that won’t fit in the basement to acting as a shelter for a party, the garage is an extension of your living space. However, it can provide a great place for bugs and rodents to thrive as well. Here are a few steps you can take to make sure that you don’t give any uninvited house guests an opportunity to get into your garage and damage your property or even your vehicles.

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Kness Has You Covered For Spring Pest Prevention

Spring finally brings along warmer weather and the chance to clean around the house after a long winter. However, you are not the only one looking for a fresh start during spring. Pests emerge with the change in seasons searching for food and shelter.

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The Kness Ketch-All Mousetrap’s Innovative Design Continues to Stand Out

ALBIA, Iowa (March 7, 2019) - Kness Mfg. Co., Inc, an industry-leading manufacturer of pest control products, reflects back on its long design and production heritage of the Kness Ketch-All® multiple catch mousetrap. Developed in 1924, the Ketch-All was the 1st multiple catch mousetrap.

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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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