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Kness Unveils Limited Edition Snap-E® Mousetrap To Help Raise Funds for Welcome Home Soldier Monument

Albia, IA (October 5, 2021) – Kness Manufacturing recently unveiled a limited edition patriotic-themed Snap-E® Mousetrap. The unique trap will help raise funds and awareness for the ambitious Welcome Home Soldier Monument project, located near the company’s home city of Albia, Iowa.

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Kness Supports Women and Brings Awareness For Breast Cancer With Pink Snap-E Traps

Albia, IA (September 29, 2021) – Kness Pest Defense has created one-of-a-kind pink Snap-E Mousetraps in an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer and support women in the pest control industry.

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Tips On Managing Common Pests In Late Summer

Months such as August are at the peak of activity for all sorts of animals. With pests being more active, there are bound instances where humans and pests cross paths. The Kness team will cover what the common pests for August are and what you can do to prevent infestations.

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Kness Hires Two Sales Managers

Kness Mfg. Co., Inc., an industry-leading pest control product manufacturer, is proud to announce that it's hired two sales managers to the team of dedicated professionals: Jessica Terry and Misty Little.

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How To Manage A Pigeon Infestation

Feral pigeons cost home and business owners millions of dollars in damage and expensive cleanups each year. The Kness Pest Defense team will walk you through the problems an infestation causes, signs of a pigeon infestation, and what you can do to tackle pigeon issues.

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How To Identify Termite and Carpenter Bees and The Damage They Cause

If you begin to see suspicious damage to the wood structure of your home, there could be a chance that wood-boring insects may be to blame. Although you might think that termites are the culprit, other insects can wreak havoc on wood structures. Along with termites, carpenter bees are known to damage wood. The Kness team will help you see the difference between these two types of insects and the damage they cause.

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Best Mouse Trapping Strategies

The mice are coming! The mice are coming! This is the mindset that homeowners should have, not of fear but of preparation and vigilance. Defending your home against a mouse infestation is the best way to ensure you and your family have a clean and healthy living space.

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Kness’ Ketch-All Mousetrap Captures Retailers’ Choice Award

Albia, IA (December 15, 2020) – Kness Pest Defense's world-renowned Ketch-All® Multiple Catch Mousetrap has been awarded the 2020 Retailers' Choice Award by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). Each year, this award is bestowed on standout products that are showcased at the National Hardware Show. The Retailers' Choice Committee selected the Ketch-All for the Most Innovative Item category.

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Six Ways To Help Keep Your Home Pest-Free During Winter

While we all begin to hunker down inside ahead of any frightful winter weather, rodents, insects, and other small animals are searching for shelter too. The team at Kness Pest Defense has assembled six tips to help keep your home free from pests during the snow-filled season.

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Upcoming Events

National Hardware Show

October 21 - 23, 2021
Las Vegas Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

PestWorld 2021

November 2 - 5, 2021
MGM Grand Hotel
Conference Center Level 1 - Booth 206
Las Vegas, Nevada

New York Pest Expo

November 12, 2021
Manhattan, NY