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Let’s face it -- as much as we love nature -- no one wants a mouse in their house. The same thing goes for armies of ants, moths that make their way into your wardrobe and spiders who seem to magically appear just about everywhere. Follow our earthkind® blog for the latest information on natural alternatives that will help you keep your home pest and poison free.

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Stop These 3 Invasive Bugs Before They Come Inside This Fall

Posted by Rita Stadler

Sep 23, 2016 3:00:00 PM

Stink bugs, lady beetles and boxelders are looking for homes to infest this winter!

What do you think of when you think about Fall? There are dozens of lovely things about this time of year, but many homeowners are all too familiar with the ugly side of September – that time of year when beetles and bugs are getting ready to settle down and wait out the winter from the cozy comfort of your home.

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Topics: Pest Control, Home

Mice Prevention:  Details on the Diet of a Mouse

Posted by Kari Warberg Block

Sep 16, 2016 2:00:00 PM

Mice are pesky little critters you don’t want to see scurrying about your home. If you’re looking to get rid of mice or prevent mice from ever returning to your home, then it’s a good idea to learn a little something about them. After all, learning about your invaders is one of the best tactics that’s used in war, and getting rid of mice can be considered a war of sorts.

The first step in winning the battle against mice and other rodents in your home is learning what they eat. We’ll cover some of the main staples in a mouse’s diet and how you can use this information to effectively combat these common pests.  

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Topics: Rodent Control

Do You Know What Your Pest Exterminator Is Spraying In Your Home?

Posted by Kari Warberg Block

Sep 15, 2016 8:09:30 PM

Countless consumers have shared their concerns over the poisons that are being used in their homes to exterminate insects and rodents. Emotions have been high since a Delaware family became severely ill during a stay in a St John, Virgin Islands resort.

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Topics: Kari's Point of View

A Mouse in the House, A Rat in the Roof: How To Identify a Rodent

Posted by Kari Warberg Block

Sep 9, 2016 10:00:00 AM

Mice and rats can make excellent pets. When domesticated, they are clean, intelligent and docile. However, just as a weed is a plant in the wrong place, a pest is a pet you didn’t ask for.

The types of rodents found in the wild can spread disease, damage property and harm humans and other animals. They also reproduce prolifically — a single mating pair can spawn hundreds of offspring in a single year. However, rodents are not all alike, and the first step to eliminating an infestation is identifying it.

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Topics: Rodent Control

Getting To Know The House Spider and Why He Hangs Out In Your Home.

Posted by Rita Stadler

Sep 8, 2016 2:35:10 PM

No one seems to like spiders, but we wanted to give the house spider a chance to defend himself. Imagine for a moment if you will, that instead of stomping on a spider, you were reading about one in the pages of your favorite magazine -- finding out all of his likes, dislikes, and exactly what makes this amazing arachnid tick.

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Topics: Pest Control, Home

Bug Bites, Bee Stings, and Sunburns. Soothing Natural Solutions.

Posted by Rita Stadler

Sep 7, 2016 6:30:40 PM

Don’t let itching or scratching cast a shadow over your summer -- your kitchen may hold the cure to whatever ails you! From home remedies for soothing sunburns and itch relief, to homemade beauty treatments, you can solve your own problems naturally without ever leaving home.

Bug Bites

Mosquitoes, gnats, and chiggers are just a few common summer bugs that can be a big pain. 

Quick relief can be found in your kitchen:

  • A cool, damp green tea bag will soothe the itch and reduce inflammation.
  • Rub a basil leaf on the bite; basil has anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Peppermint -- a dab of toothpaste, a drop of essential oil, or a fresh leaf straight from the plant can all do the trick.
  • Pinching; your brain can only focus on one type of pain at a time so a quick pinch will take your mind off the itch.
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Topics: Being Green, Home

The Top 5 Reasons Mice Move into RV's, and How to Prevent it from Happening to You!

Posted by Rita Stadler

Sep 2, 2016 2:53:49 PM

Find out how to stop pest infestations before they start, naturally.

Camping is a great family activity, but there are many of us who’d rather enjoy nature from the comfort of an RV. Unfortunately, mice find campers just as comfortable as you and I do, especially when the temperatures start to drop. You’re setting yourself up for disappointment if you’re saying something like, “I’m not a messy person so I’d never have a pest infestation!” or “I smeared some peanut butter on a mouse trap so I don’t have to worry.” Don’t worry though, check out why campers and RV’s are prone to pest problems, and how to prevent them, naturally.

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Topics: Pest Control

Taming The Clutter -- Cool Space-Savers That Put Everything In Its Place.

Posted by Rita Stadler

Aug 26, 2016 10:10:03 AM

Fresh air and flower blossoms mark the end of winter and a beautiful new beginning. But spring cleaning can hang over your head like a black, stormy cloud.   
 
 
 
#ClearTheCloud of life's little nuisances with these simple tips and creative space-savers that will help you prevent pests in the most problem-prone places. Kitchens, closets, and garages are no match for these creative solutions.
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Topics: Home