Sweeney’s® Launches 8th Annual "I Hate Moles Because..." Contest

Media Contact: Carolyn Schinsky / Ryan PR / 314- 822-9784 / carolyn@ryan-pr.com

I Hate Moles

LITITZ, PA— Oct. 6, 2014—Sweeney's, a leading producer of mole and gopher control mole and gopher control products, has revealed the winners in their nationwide search for tales of despair from mole-plagued homeowners. Now in its eighth year, the lighthearted "I Hate Moles Because…" contest drew more than two thousand entries. From coast to coast, mole avengers expressed their vehement dislike for destructive underground varmints in a variety of ways, flooding Sweeney's with impassioned poems, videos, photos, drawings and short stories.

This year's grand prize winner, an avid gardener from Indianola, Mississippi was awarded $500 for her eloquently written ode, ‘Twas the Night before Planting. In her poem, she expresses the shock, sadness and infuriation she experienced when she awoke one morning and discovered a mole had destroyed the entire garden she had lovingly planted the day before.

"We received a record number of contest submissions this year," says Andrea Cober, Category Development Associate at Sweeney's. "The entries were hilarious, whimsical, heartbreaking, poetic, creative, inspired – you name it, we received it. At Sweeney's, we know how people feel about underground pests destroying their landscapes. Our yearly contest provides a forum for them to vent their frustrations."

The second place winner in the ‘I Hate Moles Because…" contest earned $250 for his submission, The War on Moles: A Bleak Future, a desolate portrayal of the future if humans are not victorious in the war on moles. The third place winner received $100 for her clever ditty about Joe the Mole. Five runner-ups each received an arsenal of Sweeney's mole and gopher control weapons including mole traps, baits and granular and sonic repellents.

The winning entries and runner-ups in this year's "I Hate Moles Because…" contest may be viewed on the company's website at http://www.wrsweeney.com/ihatemoles/winners/.

About Sweeney's®

Headquartered in Lititz, PA, Sweeney's® is an industry leader in developing safe and effective DIY pest control products. Founded in 1892, Sweeney's® product line-up includes a wide array of baits, traps and repellents for controlling moles, gophers, voles and other burrowing animals. Sweeney's® products are widely distributed at leading retailers nationwide. For more information, call 1-800-800-1819 or visit www.wrsweeney.com.

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