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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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#PlayForPets to Support Pet Health

Posted by Kari Warberg Block

Feb 4, 2016 9:30:43 AM

      #PlayforPets is back! play along to win prizes, products, and  more..

 

Our CEO, Kari, and her dog, Calvin. 
 
We've got big plans for the next few weeks as our loyal customers and fans have already found out. earthkind® is again devoting February - the month of love - to the furriest members of our families!
 
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Topics: Pest Control

Rats in a toilet, mice on a plane, and other surprising rodent run-ins! ​

Posted by Rita Stadler

Jan 31, 2016 8:24:17 AM

Have you seen that story in the news about a woman who found a rat in her toilet? It sounds almost unbelievable -- unless you spend a lot of time talking about rats and mice. Strange as it may seem, rats are actually skilled swimmers and can easily make it up your pipes from down below; it’s almost unbelievable you don’t hear about this happening more often.

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Topics: Pest Control

Pest of the Month:  The Roof Rat

Posted by Rita Stadler

Jan 26, 2016 1:34:02 PM

You might think a rat is a rat, nothing more, nothing less. But there are different types of rats, and if you’re battling an infestation, you should know what you’re up against. 

Roof rats and other household pests cause the most problems this time of year because they are trying to escape the cold weather. Attics, drop ceilings, and inside walls are a few of their favorite places to infest. Roof rats are a little smaller is size than their relatives, Norway rats (aka the city rat), but they are just as big of a problem. Find out how to tell the difference between these furry intruders, and what you need to do to keep them outside where they belong.

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Topics: Pest Control

A Rat Owns The Internet. Police Arrive For A Spider. Ants Save The Day.

Posted by Kari Warberg Block

Dec 26, 2015 9:36:00 AM

2015 was a banner year for household pests -- with mice, insects and eight-legged issues all over the headlines, in a pretty humorous way. And while we know that having a mouse in the house is no laughing matter, as we prepare to ring in the new year, we can’t help but take a look back and giggle a little.  In that spirit, we bring you earthkind®’s Pests of The Year.

First up -- Most Talked About Rodent 

There were a lot of contenders in the “rat race” this year -- but somehow, the rodents that kept squealing for our attention seemed to be city rats -- particularly those in big cities, like New York. It’s not news that The Big Apple has a problem with mice and rats or that city leaders have devoted millions of dollars to rodent control, trying to rid the streets and subway stations of squeaky squatters. But somehow their rodents keep making headlines.

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Topics: Pest Coverage

Earthkind®’s “Nice Mice” Tour New York -- Become The Talk Of The Town

Posted by Kari Warberg Block

Dec 8, 2015 10:15:32 AM

With all the talk about Pizza Rat, Doughnut Rat and rats in general, we were thrilled to find ourselves in the middle of the conversation. Earlier this month -- Stay Away® Rodent, earthkind®’s natural pest repellent, was featured in the New York Times -- as part of an important article that we hope every apartment dweller will read. The focus: keeping the mice and rats that have become so prevalent on city streets, out of urban homes.

But just in case we missed a New Yorker or two, we decided that we needed to take a road trip. So we packed up the North Dakota Nice Mice and sent them to the city -- to not only dispense information, but to hand out thousands and thousands of free Stay Away® Rodent samples.

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Topics: Pest Control

Should you be scared of that spider?

Posted by Rita Stadler

Dec 4, 2015 10:23:02 AM

I know what you’re thinking -- Halloween is over, the Christmas season is in full swing, and the time for scary surprises has passed. But while you’re busy hauling boxes of decorations out of their hiding spot, you might be disturbing more than just dust bunnies. Spiders love to hang out in rarely used places inside our homes, like storage areas or that space above the cupboard you’ve been avoiding. Knowing the difference between a harmless pest and a dangerous spider will help you figure out what to do in case of an eight-legged encounter.

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Topics: Pest Control

Pests Love Your Holiday Décor. But You Don’t Have To Invite Them In.

Posted by Kari Warberg Block

Nov 24, 2015 11:02:56 AM

With the holidays upon us, many of us will be opening our doors to friends and family from across the country. But along with our loved ones, there’s a good chance that we might also be getting a few unexpected guests.

This is the season for rodent run-ins and spider sightings. Tiny field mice are standing by, hiding in bushes and piles of leaves, just waiting for you to run out to your porch and greet Great Aunt Marge -- so they can slip unnoticed into your warm house.

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Topics: Pest Control

Six Favorite Spots Mice and Insects Like To Hide In Your Home

Posted by Rita Stadler

Nov 13, 2015 9:34:22 AM

Almost a third of Americans have had a mouse in the house, and just about half of all rodent problems happen during this time of year. If you’ve ever had a rodent run-in, you know that just getting rid of mice doesn’t get rid of that icky feeling that you may not be alone in your own home. Even if you haven’t experienced the misfortune of a mouse encounter, when one out three people have, you can’t help but wonder how long it will be before your luck runs out?

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