EarthKind Blog

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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How to Get Rid of Mice and Protect Your Family From Deadly Hantavirus

Posted by Rita Stadler

Sep 7, 2012 2:24:00 PM

Have you heard about the recent hantavirus scare in Yosemite?  In case you haven't,  hantavirus is a respiratory illness contracted from exposure to infected mice, their dander, saliva, urine and/or droppings.  Three visitors to Yosemite National Park have died from hantavirus, and there are many more visitors who may have been exposed. 

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Topics: Pest Control, Home, Press

Earth-Kind CEO is a Ernst & Young Winning Woman Semi-Finalist

Posted by Kari Warberg Block

Jun 8, 2012 9:39:00 AM


I was recently selected as a semi-finalist in the fifth annual Ernst & Young Entrepreneurial Winning Women Program.

I couldn’t be more excited, because E&Y is a national competition and executive leadership program that identifies a select group of high-potential women entrepreneurs, whose businesses show real potential to scale up — and then helps them do it.

One thing I’ve learned in my 40+ years of life, and in 20+ years of business, is that no man is an island. It takes a big enough dream, and vision, to have the power to move the hearts of others to join in your cause. I feel very blessed that so many awesome people now share in my passion and dream to create a better way of doing business and controlling rodents at the same time.

If I’m nominated as one of the top 5 winning women of 2012, here’s what my two capable Minneapolis E&Y mentors Katie and Kelly will help facilitate:

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Topics: Press, Kari's Point of View

City Magazine Cover Story: Kari Block Fresh Cab Rodent Repellent Entrepreneur

Posted by earthkind

Feb 1, 2012 4:48:00 PM


After watching a video of her pumping iron and describing our company slogan “Lean, mean, and all about green!” it was no surprise to hear our CEO, Kari, was gracing the cover of another magazine.  We don’t always know what to expect in our office but we are always impressed with what we see.  From the days Kari was helping assemble Fresh Cab pouches in her own kitchen to the times she has addressed political committees, she has always been deeply committed to doing her part in improving our world. 

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Topics: Home, Entrepreneurship, Press

Earth-Kind Founder & Farmer in Charge, Kari Block named 2011 “Outstanding Alumni” from America's Leadership University

Posted by Kari Warberg Block

Oct 31, 2011 9:48:00 AM

I’m so honored to be named as this year's “Bell Banner Award’ recipient from the University of Mary. This is a very special award, given each year to a recipient who best exemplifies the Benedictine values in their lives and workplace as a servant leader, and graduate of the University of Mary.
For those of you who know me, you know that my life is not about what I can get, but rather about what I can give. I’ve always found that my needs are met when I do this, and it keeps my focus on the things that make me feel the happiest – like helping people relocate rodents OUT of their homes and property; safely, easily, affordably.
For those of you who don’t know me, it’s my sincerest wish that I can make a positive impact on the environment by proving that nature can do it better when it comes to solving natural problems. Secondly, it’s to do this in a way that is kind to everyone along the way, yet still offers our customers more value than they pay for. The last part is where the education and moral courage I learned at the University of Mary are hard at work.

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Topics: Entrepreneurship, Press