Kness supports organizations with special mousetraps


October 6, 2021

Kness Pest Defense is raising funds and awareness to two major causes by creating special mousetraps that are available for a limited time.

Welcome Home Soldiers Monument


The limited-edition, patriotic-colored Snap-E mousetrap will help raise funds and awareness for the Welcome Home Soldier Monument project. PHOTO: KNESS

Kness recently unveiled a limited-edition, patriotic-themed Snap-E Mouse that will help raise funds and awareness for the Welcome Home Soldiers Monument project.

The project is located near the company in Albia, Iowa.

A small production run of the “Welcome Home Soldier” Snap-E traps have been made for various fundraising efforts, including local auction on Nov. 13. All proceeds will be donated to the Welcome Home Soldier Monument.

The limited-edition product features two red, white and blue multicolored Snap-E Mousetraps, paying homage to the great sacrifices veterans have made, according to a news release.

On the inside cover of the packaging is the story of the monument’s beginnings, its mission and how it serves to immortalize the service of U.S. veterans.

“We are very proud to support and recognize our veterans in this special way. Finding ways to give back and invest in our community is a part of who we are as a company and a team,” said Dan Crew, general manager of Kness Manufacturing. “The Welcome Home Soldier Monument is near and dear to all of our hearts here at Kness.”

The Welcome Home Solider Monument is spread out across eight acres of land on Highway 34, which is designated by the state of Iowa as the Red Bull Highway in honor of the 34th Infantry “Red Bull” Division, just west of Albia. The public monument honors all U.S. veterans, both living and deceased.

Breast cancer awareness


Kness created the pink Snap-E Mousetraps in an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer and support women in the pest control industry. PHOTO: KNESS

Kness also created a production run of pink Snap-E Mousetraps, to raise awareness for breast cancer and support women in the pest control industry.

The mouse traps were first distributed during the Second Annual Women in Pest Control Conference in Houston, Texas, last week, for which Kness was a silver sponsor.

“With October being Breast Cancer Awareness month, we wanted to bring attention to this important health issue that affects people all over the world and in our industry,” Crew said. “Giving back to our community is ingrained into our company culture. We are proud to support women in the industry and others in any way we can.”

The company plans to also give the traps away at trade shows throughout October and at PestWorld, which takes place Nov. 2-5.

Along with supporting women and breast cancer awareness, the pink traps also demonstrate that the company is capable of producing a wide range of custom-color pest traps. This coloring process is a service that can be done as a special request of customers.


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