Kness Pest Defense: Big Snap-E and Big Snap-E Cover


December 13, 2023



The Kness Big Snap-E, in tandem with the Big Snap-E Cover, forms a comprehensive solution for trapping rats and other medium-sized pests with practical features. The Big Snap-E, constructed from durable materials, involves a powerful spring mechanism for swift and effective rodent capture. Its design allows for repeated use and includes a large bait pedal for enhanced trapping accuracy.

The Big Snap-E Cover, a protective accessory, complements the trap with a resilient plastic construction that resists stains and odors commonly associated with traditional wooden traps. This dynamic duo offers pest management professionals an efficient and hygienic approach to pest control, ensuring durability and ease of maintenance in diverse environments.

About Kness Pest Defense

Per company history, the Ketch-All was invented by a young, widowed father of six, Austin Enos “Brick” Kness, in 1924. Mice were prevalent at the high school in which Kness was a custodian, “and led him to the idea of the ‘box’ trap. He built the first trap from a square oilcan, a Tuxedo Tobacco can, a spring from a curtain rod, and the wood base of a crate. The first night he set his trap, he captured five mice.

“He was elated and showed the teachers and his friends. He was encouraged to build others for his friends and to seek a patent. By 1927, Kness Mfg. Co. was formed to produce the KetchAll Automatic Mousetrap and another of Kness’ inventions, the RotoBow tree saw.”

Based in Albia, Iowa, Kness Pest Defense will celebrate 100 years of business in 2024.

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