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Kness Celebrating 100 Years with Open House

06.04.2024

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Austin Kness revolutionizing the mousetrap industry by developing the world’s first multiple-catch mousetrap, the Ketch-All®.

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Prepare for Ant Season: Your Guide to a Pest-Free Home

05.06.2024

As the seasons change, so does the activity of pests, including ants. But don’t worry, an increase in pest activity doesn’t mean you have to let infestations happen. With the right knowledge and tools, you can prevent and eliminate ant infestations effectively.

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Tips On Preventing A Silverfish Infestation

04.04.2024

There are many pests that make their presence known, or at least, are easier to identify than others. Enter the silverfish. This creepy crawler likes to hide from humans and while it doesn't pose a large threat to human health, it can cause damage that may go largely unnoticed.

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The Kness Family: Authentic Perseverance

04.03.2024

Built on a legacy of providing high-quality pest control solutions, Kness Pest Defense has manufactured innovative products for 100 years and counting. Strategically located in the Midwest, our team of experienced industry professionals believes in supplying innovative, reliable, and easy-to-use pest control products of the highest quality.

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The Man Behind the Name: Brick's Journey to Lasting Innovation

04.02.2024

How does a janitor create a third-generation, family-owned lineup of pest control products that spans 100 years? With a little bit of the entrepreneurial spirit and a whole lot of innovation.

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How To Keep Your Garden Shed Pest-Free

03.06.2024

With winter weather subsiding, the spring season is just around the corner. It's that time of year when homeowners start planning landscaping updates and yard maintenance, while the pests also begin to stir.

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Unusual Attractants Used to Bait Rodents

02.06.2024

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

01.05.2024

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

12.05.2023

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?

11.07.2023

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

10.09.2023

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

09.07.2023

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

08.14.2023

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

07.17.2023

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

06.14.2023

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

05.23.2023

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


  • June 19-21, 2024

    PCOC "Best Pest" Conference & Expo 2024

    Stateline, NV
  • 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
  • July 30, 2024

    NMPMA CEU Tour

    Las Cruces, NM
  • July 31, 2024

    NMPMA CEU Tour

    Albuquerque, NM
  • October 22-25, 2024

    Pest World

    Denver, CO
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