Cape Kil: Celebrating 70 Years of Business

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Cape Kil was founded in 1949 by Dr. Charles E. Knote, a Purdue graduate and Board Certified entomologist who researched and developed Cape Kil's solution to local pest control problems. In 1963, Charles discovered a unique method to control brown recluse spiders and in 1983 invented the Mouse Maj-Ik-Box system that eliminates mice on structures' exteriors.

Elizabeth Knote, president of Cape Kil, has a B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Purdue University. She studied entomology and has attended the university's Pest Management Conference for 39 years. In the 1990s, Cape Kil became a Certified Sentricon Colony Elimination provider. This termite control system won the "Green Chemistry" Award in 2000.

Elizabeth invented the Bed Bug Baker, a portable thermal heat chamber. The patented Bed Bug Baker is used to heat furniture, luggage, clothing and belongings to eliminate bed bugs and insects, so you don't have to throw away your treasured possessions to get rid of bed bugs!