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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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Kness Pest Defense Introduces New Solar Fly Trap

Kness Mfg. Co., Inc. has announced the release of a new product that will revolutionize how customers deal with unwanted flying insects. The product, named Flies-No-More™ Solar Trap, is custom designed to trap house flies, cluster flies, barn flies and other flying pests.

Flies-No-More features an innovative solar-powered LED light attractant and a banana-scented glue board, which are designed to attract flies and other insects. The durable, molded-plastic construction of the trap comes in a visually appealing blue color. Kness' new fly trap is easy to inspect and the scented glue board can be quickly replaced when it has reached its capacity.

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New East Coast Rep Joins Kness Pest Defense, Adds Depth to Growing Team

In May 2017, Kness Mfg. Co., Inc. introduced their new brand, Kness Pest Defense, to the industry. Since that time, the pest industry-leading manufacturer has expanded their production capabilities as well as their team. That expansion continues with the addition of a new representative that will cover the United States East Coast including Maine, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and into southern states Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia.

Kness' new Eastern USA Pest Control Sales Manager, Jessica Terry, joins the team with more than a decade of sales and management experience. Terry, who received her Bachelor of Psychology/Human Services degree from Buena Vista University, has served as a store manager, marketing consultant, and brings a strong sales and customer service perspective to the Kness team.

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Kness Adds Key Team Members, Expands Capabilities

Albia, Iowa (May 5, 2017) - Kness Mfg. Co., Inc. has developed quality pest control products since the company was founded in 1924. That same dedication to producing quality, innovative products continues to this day with the recent expansion of their team and manufacturing capabilities.

The industry-leading pest control product manufacturer, which is based in Albia, IA, has brought on new team members that have helped spur increased manufacturing capabilities.

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Kness Launches Corporate Rebranding Initiative

Today marked the beginning of what Kness, Mfg. Co., Inc. President Kathy Wauson referred to as ‘a new day’ at Kness Mfg. The pest control product manufacturer has launched a corporate rebranding initiative, focusing on the world-renowned quality of Kness’ pest control products, and their exclusive production process.

The Albia, Iowa, based manufacturer recently revealed their new brand and positioning - Kness Pest Defense, “Your Best Defense”, to their sales team and customers following an internal brand launch with employees. Kness leaders highlighted that every team member is an important part of their dedication to customers, as well as setting high quality standards in the industry. All Kness products are hand-tested before being packaged, and this quality is reflected in the company’s less than 1% return rate.

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