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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earthkind® plants the seeds for a community garden. #BeKind.

Posted by Kari Warberg Block

May 28, 2015 10:48:00 PM

It’s a big day at earthkind®, as we plant the seeds of our community garden! If you’ve been following our #BeKind campaign, you know that we selected a group of volunteers to help us sprinkle seeds of kindness throughout our North Dakota community. 

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earthkind® gave him seed money to #BeKind. A child makes kindness grow.

Posted by Kari Warberg Block

May 27, 2015 10:18:41 AM

When summer rolls around, it’s not unusual to see a lemonade stand on pretty much every corner. But 10 year old Bryce had a bigger idea. He wanted to deliver more than a cold drink -- he wanted his neighbors to have the same kinds of healthy snacks he did. So before earthkind® even met the young boy, he and his Mom, had already found a family in their community that had fallen on hard times. Every Tuesday, they’d deliver a basket of fruits and vegetables to their doorstep.

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earthkind® plants the seeds of kindness on Facebook. Can you help us #BeKind?

Posted by Kari Warberg Block

May 26, 2015 10:09:00 AM

This week we’ll be launching a project that’s close to my heart.  It’s called #BeKind and it’s based on our company’s belief that even a small act of kindness can multiply in a very big way.

For those of you who don’t know, earthkind’s story actually began with simple acts of kindness that made their way through a farming town where I was raising my children.

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Insect Alert: Drought Drives Bugs Indoors on the West Coast

Posted by Rita Stadler

May 25, 2015 4:10:52 PM

When it’s hot and dry outside, you look for someplace a little more comfortable -- right? Bugs and other pests do the same thing. We all need food, water, and shelter to survive.

If the conditions outdoors are not favorable, insects won’t think twice about invading your home to find what they need.

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Topics: Pest Control

Cinnamon & Citrus. Coffee too! Quick Tricks to Avoid An Ant Invasion.

Posted by Kari Warberg Block

May 24, 2015 3:48:57 PM

Spring has officially sprung and with it comes lots of things we love -- like sunshine and flowers and lots of picnics. But let’s be honest -- even Spring has a downside. It’s also ant season. And for many of you, that means ants in your yard, at your outdoor events and even in your homes.

Here at earthkind®, we’re all about the natural solutions -- so much so, we even created a product that’s made with essential oils -- guaranteed to send ants marching in a different direction. But we also know that sometimes you need a quick fix, so we’ve been sharing what we call “kitchen cupboard solutions” on our Facebook wall over the last few weeks. Just in case you’ve missed any of our #AntBites, we thought we’d gather them all right here for easy access.

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What’s In My Basement: Get Ready For Spider Season

Posted by Martha the Mouse Detective

May 23, 2015 5:27:00 PM

I will never forget the feeling I got each time I walked down the steps to the basement of our old farmhouse. It was a cold concrete shell with very little light. We kept jars of food down there in a huge pantry -- which meant lots of trips up and down as Mom was preparing dinner. With every trip, I’d close my eyes and hope that I wouldn’t encounter a creepy crawly spider. Just the thought of spiders still makes me shiver today. 

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Getting to Know the Fire Ant

Posted by Rita Stadler

May 22, 2015 3:24:37 PM

Despite his name, the fire ant rarely gets a warm reception. Although he can have a painful sting, the fire ant has feelings too -- he has personal preferences, ambitions and dreams. Try to spend a minute thinking about things from his point of view before you step on him without a second thought.

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What Did the Dog (Or Cat) Drag In? How to Be a Flea Detective.

Posted by Martha the Mouse Detective

May 21, 2015 2:07:00 PM

From the time I was five, I can’t recall a moment when I didn’t have a furry friend. There was Sunny when I was seven, a crazy yellow lab by the time I turned ten and then there was my beloved Jake who took me through my teen-age years. And while I loved them all the same, what I never loved was what they each brought home -- fleas.

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Topics: Pest Control

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