Kness Product Overview

A few weeks ago we received our first order of Kness Pest Defense Products. Our order consisted of mainly rat and mouse products. Kness also carries a line of live cage traps as well.  The rat traps can also be used to capture small red squirrels and chipmunks. In this video below, David, outlines some of the different products from them. You can read about these products below as well. 


Snap-E Trap and Big Snap-E

Kness’ Snap-E trap is their mouse-sized snap trap. They are similar to your traditional mouse trap in terms of the methods of use for dispatching the mouse-sized animal. However, that is where the similarities end. This trap is super easy to set. It has two bars: one bar that strikes the animal when set off and one bar that is used to set the trap. It sets the trap by pushing the bar towards the back and bottom of the trap where it gets locked in automatically as soon as it reaches that point. The traps also come with an easy-to-use bait cup (do not over-fill) and the pans are very sensitive.

The Big snap-E trap is similar to the Snap-E trap, except made for larger rodents like rats or chipmunks.

Snap-E Cover

The Snap-E cover will enclose two traps and lock them in place. There are holes on either end that allow for entry as well. To open the box, you can use one of the two keys supplied at purchase or use a flat screwdriver. This is used on the push tab on the cover which has to be pressed to open it. It comes with two peak holes so you do not need to open the box to see if the trap is set. I find with this box, the peak holes are a little harder to see in vs the Big Snap-E box, but they still function and can save you a lot of time if you do not need to re-bait.

The cover protects against two things: unwanted captures (a child's fingers or pets) and the weather. Rain and high winds can set mouse traps off or deteriorate the bait over time. With the trap locked in, they cannot move. Therefore, when one trap goes off the other will not. They have an elongated quarter circular shape. They can be placed in tight areas and along walls easily. The other benefits include hiding the mice or other equal sized animals from view.

 The Big Snap-E Cover

The Big Snap-E box gives the same benefits of protection as the last cover. This box is bigger to help accommodate the larger traps, therefore, they won’t fit in as tight of areas. They are designed to fit against walls tightly and the increase in size should not cause much of a problem.  The traps are also only locked into place when the lid is closed. There is no special tool required to open these. You can feed a tie strap or cable lock through a designed spot to make them tamper-resistant if you prefer.  The peak holes are also much easier to check if the traps are set off.

Ketch-All Multiple Catch Mouse Trap

This trap is a wind-up trap that uses a rotating apparatus to catch mice. It can capture multiple mice per check interval. The traps themselves are primarily made of galvanized metal for durability and the lid and front cover are removable for dealing with the mice and cleaning the trap. They are a live-capture trap and should be checked on a regular basis.

Pro-Ketch Multiple Catch Mouse Trap and Jr

These two traps use a one-way ramp system to catch mice and hold them live. The difference between the two is the width. The Jr is half the width of the standard one and can fit in tighter spots. However, there is less holding area for the mice. The traps are made from galvanized metal for durability. The lid hinges with the ramp system which allows for easy cleaning and handling of mice.


Tip Trap

The Tip Trap is a unique trap. It will catch one mouse at a time. The mice will simply walk into it seeking the bait located in the back. When a mouse reaches a certain point, the trap tips and the door swings shut, trapping the mouse. The back is removable with a bait dish. This allows for easy bait placement. It is going to be a neat one to test and see how it works.

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