earthkind® Blog

At earthkind we know a lot about mice, rats, rodent behavior and natural products. Check out our blog for all those...and watch for the fun blogs thrown in with recipes (these do not include rodent meat:), our employees' stories, rodent jokes and much more.

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Ants in the Summer

Posted by Rita Stadler

Jul 28, 2014 9:14:00 AM

What has six legs, three body segments, two antennae, and a hypersensitive sense of smell?

The same thing that is the #1 nuisance pest in the United States - ants.

What they are

Ants are an ever-present fact of life.  From army ants, crazy ants, little black ants, sugar ants and many more, these insects can be found on every continent except Antarctica.  They are especially prevalent during the summer months.  Ants typically live in colonies with very large numbers, some containing hundreds of thousands of little ant mouths to feed.

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Topics: Pest Control

Make Pests Stay Away® This All or Nothing Day!

Posted by Rita Stadler

Jul 26, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Observing an "unofficial" holiday can make an ordinary day more fun.  July 26, All or Nothing Day, is a perfect example of this.  Most observers of this day will talk about "Carpe Diem" or living this day like it is your last, or doing something extreme, extraordinary, or indulgent.  That is all good and fun and if that's how you decide to seize the day, more power to you and I hope you have a blast.

Thinking about All or Nothing Day from a preventative pest control perspective though, I instantly saw a connection between earthkind®'s Stay Away® line of natural pest control pouches.  When it comes to pest control, it's all or nothing, there really isn't an in between. 

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Topics: Pest Control

Introducing Stay Away® Moths - A Natural Moth Repellent

Posted by Rita Stadler

Jul 25, 2014 2:23:00 PM

There are about 160,000 different species of moths in the world with more than 11,000 in North America alone. Some are large, some small, some are beautifully colored while others are less decorative and mostly brown or grey. Although they are often considered a pest or nuisance, they play an important role in the ecosystem. Moths act as pollinators which is critical to agriculture. Moths and their larvae are also a key link in the food chain, providing sustenance to bats, owls, birds, and even some lizards, cats, dogs, and rodents.   Some moths are farmed to produce silk, an industry worth millions of dollars.

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Topics: Pest Control

Introducing the Incognito™ Pouch Pod for Pest Control

Posted by Rita Stadler

Jul 24, 2014 4:15:00 PM

Everyone does it but no one wants to talk about it!

What is IT?

Pest control of course.

Hard as we may try, it is virtually impossible to keep rodents, insects and other pests completely out of our homes. Pests can be very persistent and are evolutionarily designed to be sneaky, stealthy, and avoid detection. As impressive as pests are in their ability to infiltrate our homes, the stereotype that goes along with having pests is that you are a messy or unkempt person who doesn't take proper care of their home, hygiene, or health. No one wants to be thought of that way.

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Topics: Pest Control

Tips to Keep Mice Out of Gardens

Posted by Martha the Mouse Detective

Jul 23, 2014 3:12:00 PM

Gardening is a labor of love. Growing your own food or tending beautiful flowers is a wondrous thing to do, but it can attract more than just the envy of your neighbors. Rabbits, deer, mice, birds and other wildlife may be tempted to nibble on nature's bounty, or just dig up and destroy your hard work. Garden pests can make even the most dedicated gardener feel like giving up at times.
Although there isn't a foolproof way to keep mice out of gardens and plants, there are measures you can take to prevent the problem.  You don't have to go to extremes to preserve the good your green thumb can reap, just follow these simple steps:
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Topics: Rodent Control

Who Needs Rat Catcher’s When You Have Fresh Cab®!?

Posted by Martha the Mouse Detective

Jul 22, 2014 3:54:00 PM

Who would have ever thought that there would be a day dubbed just for rat catchers?  Well, folks, mark your calendars because today is Rat Catcher's Day, the 22nd of July.

Remember the story of Pied Piper of Hamlin?  This man was recruited to rid the city of Hamlin, Germany of its rat infestation.  He had a magical, musical pipe that he used to lead the rats right out of town and into a river.  But when Mr. Piper was denied his pay, he took to his magical pipe and led the people's children right out of town, never to be heard from again.  Some stories say that they were led into the river and drowned like the rats, and some say they were led into a cave and never came out.

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Topics: Pest Control

Why Pests Are Sexy

Posted by Rita Stadler

Jul 21, 2014 5:53:00 PM

Who says romance is dead?  Household pests never stopped bringing sexy back. Sure, finding a pile of mouse droppings or a line of marching ants might not get you in the mood, but you gotta give credit where credit is due, and pests have been busy doin it and doin it and doin it; well longer than any of us!

With the reproductive power to populate the world many times over, it seems only their small size is holding back their large numbers. Pests have made a strength out of the apparent weakness that is their small stature and have found their way into our homes, businesses, food stores and every other aspect of our lives. That is what makes them so pestersome.

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Topics: Pest Control

earthkind®, Proud to be an American Company

Posted by Rita Stadler

Jul 16, 2014 3:51:00 PM

Life is about choices.  You can choose what to make and where to make it.  You can choose what to buy and where to buy it from. 

Being made in America is a big deal. 

We chose to make our products in America with ingredients from American farms because supporting the country that supports us is important to us.  Manufacturing overseas may be less expensive, but the cost to our neighbors, our friends, and our families of exporting jobs and risking the high quality our customers have come to know and expect isn't worth saving a couple bucks.  Looking out for each other and giving back to our country and our communities is part of the foundation of earthkind®.  After all, none of this would be possible if the same hadn't been done for us!

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