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Unusual Attractants Used to Bait Rodents


When it comes to getting rid of rodents, no stone should be left unturned. Most of us have heard about the most common attractants such as peanut butter, however, some pest management professionals (PMPs) have turned to the obscure to capture rodent pests. The following article highlights some baiting tricks that PMPs have successfully utilized in their pest control management plans.

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Custom Mousetrap Colors Perfect For Private Label Opportunities


When it comes to selling a quality product that resonates with customers, pest management professionals (PMPs) understand the importance of connecting with a brand; and so do the experts at Kness Pest Defense.

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Kness Manufacturing Celebrates The Century Mark


In 1924, a product was invented that would revolutionize the pest control industry. Austin Enos "Brick" Kness, then a janitor at an Iowa high school, created the world's first multiple-catch mousetrap.

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Does Pest Control Matter In Winter?


Albia, IA – During the winter months, it is easy to forget about pests that may be lurking since - it’s cold out - right? Unfortunately, in the colder months, pests can still be found in the warmer areas of your home, and you can bet that they’re up to no good.

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Benefits of Investing In Covers for Traps


Pest management professionals (PMPs) will be the first to tell you stories about their catches and things they’ve seen while on the job. We may all agree that some things are best left unsaid and unseen. Luckily for everyone involved, solutions exist to keep those catches out of sight while keeping people and pets safe.

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Challenges Facing Pest Management Professionals


Let's be honest. Pests don't tend to make it easy on home or business owners, or on the pest control professionals hired to eliminate them. In fact, there are a number of challenges that pest management professionals (PMPs) face in their day-to-day activities.

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4 Methods to Keep Your Spaces Pest Free


In the following article, the experts at Kness Pest Defense hone in on methods you can implement to keep your spaces pest free.

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How Kness Can Assist Pest Infestation Assessments


Integrated pest management plans typically start with monitoring and identifying the problem pest(s) and then assessing the extent of the infestation.

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Integrated Pest Management and What It Means to Pest Control Professionals


Integrated pest management (IPM) is a comprehensive approach to controlling pests that combines multiple techniques, including both chemical and non-chemical strategies.

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8 How-To Tips To Prevent Ant Infestations In Your House


Ants can be a real nuisance during warmer months. Check out eight simple steps you can take to prepare for ant season to keep ants out of your home.

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Upcoming Events

  • Feb 27, 2024

    Target Specialty Products Winter Workshop

    Meridian, ID
  • Feb 29, 2024

    Target Specialty Products Winter Workshop

    Cerritos, CA
  • Feb 29-Mar 1, 2024

    Women in Pest Management Conference

    Austin, TX
  • Mar 4-5, 2024


    Minneapolis, MN
  • March 6-8, 2024

    Rose Pest Control Conference

    Mt. Pleasant, MI
  • March 12, 2024
    (Distributor Customer Appreciation Day)

    Target CAD

    Wichita, KS
  • March 13-14, 2024


    London, England
  • March 13-15, 2024

    KPCA Spring Conference

    Wichita, KS
  • March 19-20, 2024

    Illinois Pest Control Association (IPCA)

    O'Fallon, IL
  • March 21-23, 2024

    Blish Mize Spring Show

    Overland Park, KS
  • March 26-28, 2024

    National Hardware Show

    Las Vegas, NV
  • March 30-Apr 1, 2024

    PestMed Expo

    Bologna, Italy
  • June 20-23, 2024

    Florida Pest Management Association (FPMA)

    Port Canaveral, FL
  • July 12-14, 2024

    Ohio Pest Management Association (OPMA)

    Cambridge, OH
  • July 25-27, 2024

    Carolinas / Mid-Atlantic Pest Control Conference

    Myrtle Beach, SC
  • October 22-25, 2024

    Pest World

    Denver, Co

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