ALBIA, Iowa — 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. These unique mousetraps were unveiled and distributed during the Women in Pest Control conference, held Sept. 30 Oct. 1, in Houston.
"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," said Dan Crew, general manager of Kness Pest Defense. "Giving back to our community is engrained into our company culture. We are proud to support women in the industry and others in any way we can."
Kness was a silver sponsor for the 2nd Annual Women In Pest Control Conference and had a booth at the event. The conference featured speakers, educational presentations and exhibitors — all women. The company said it celebrates women in pest control and fully supports the conference's mission of highlighting women in the industry.
The company has produced nearly 450 pink Snap-E Mousetraps to date and will give them away at the Women In Pest Control Conference, PestWorld and other trade shows throughout October.
Along with supporting women and breast cancer awareness, Kness said the pink traps also demonstrate that the company is capable of producing a wide range of custom-colored pest traps. This coloring process is a service that can be done as a special request of customers. Kness said it continues to push the envelope with its products, and a pink Snap-E trap is just one iteration of that innovative spirit that's a core principle of the company.