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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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Ants in the kitchen, and how to get rid of them!

Posted by Rita Stadler

Jul 22, 2016 9:29:07 AM

If anybody should know how to have a pest free home, it oughta be me, but household pests are incredibly persistent, and pest problems can happen to anyone. You don’t have to just deal with it though, and you don’t have resort to harmful chemicals or expensive exterminators either. If you promise not to judge me too harshly, I’ll tell you my tale.

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Topics: Pest Control, Kitchen Ants

Spiders taking up shelter in your closet?

Posted by Lisa Dingeman

Jul 15, 2016 9:18:22 AM

Imagine opening up the door of your closet to grab that pretty blouse you've been wanting to wear, waiting for the perfect occasion. You spot it on a back hanger and reach out your hand to grab it. Your hand is just an inch away before you see that frightening sight -- a spider just chilling on your favorite shirt. That is exactly what happened to my friend, who just a week before that discovered a spider crawling down her arm sleeve (under the sleeve, I might add) making her late for work! As if that didn't make her crazy, the second occasion surely did. That is when she came to me. I reassured her that many people have experienced some of the same things she is going through. I decided to share some of my own research with any one else who may be as freaked out as my dear friend is, and let you know exactly what I told her.

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Topics: Pest Control

Pest of the Month:  The Mosquito -- How to Protect yourself from the World’s Most Dangerous Insect

Posted by Rita Stadler

Jul 8, 2016 8:49:36 AM

Some people like to joke that the mosquito is their state bird, but there isn’t anything funny about Aedes aegypti. While there are many different kinds of mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti is the one that most commonly transmits dangerous, sometimes deadly diseases to people. This little bug can be a big problem, but a few simple DIY pest control tips can help protect against disease and prevent mosquito bites.

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Topics: Pest Control

3 DIY Ways to Get Rid of Stink Bugs

Posted by Rita Stadler

Jun 28, 2016 8:45:14 AM

There is one bug you never want to kill and that’s the stink bug. If you brazenly swat, squash, or step on this household pest once, you’ll never make that mistake again! These invading insects believe a strong offense is the best defense, so they release a foul odor if threatened or squashed. Getting rid of stink bugs is easy once you know what to do, so take a deep breath and find out how to make your home a bug free haven.

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Topics: Pest Control

Pest of the Month: The Cellar Spider

Posted by Rita Stadler

Jun 17, 2016 10:01:33 AM

Does the thought of stepping down into a dark basement give you a case of the creeps? You know there’s no such thing as the bogeyman, but the basement is still the last place you want to be and that isn't unusual. Basements, cellars, and crawlspaces are favorite hideouts for icky bugs, sticky cobwebs, and long-legged spiders. Don’t let the bugs bug you -- getting rid of spiders is easier than you think.

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Topics: Pest Control, Pest Of The Month

What's in your car? How to keep rodents out of the drivers seat.

Posted by Martha the Mouse Detective

Jun 3, 2016 11:28:22 AM

Mice and rats are no stranger to our vehicles. Ever since these shelters on wheels came about so did a new hangout for them. This can become a rather significant problem when the mouse brings in some of its buddies and your car becomes the new party spot -- to heck with your oversized garage. In no time at all your car will become their community bathroom and their final resting place. If you've never smelt a deceased rodent from the engine or vent area before, trust me you don't want to!

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Topics: Pest Control

How to Protect Your RV from Mice and Other Pest Problems

Posted by Rita Stadler

May 27, 2016 10:11:01 AM

Summer vacations are supposed to be the stuff memories are made of, but with stories about superlice and bedbug infested hotels, traveling might seem extra stressful. Considering the mild weather this past winter, a season of camping out in an RV has never looked better. Unfortunately, household pests don’t limit themselves to houses. RVs are very attractive to rodents, insects, and other uninvited stowaways.

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Topics: Pest Control

Pest of the Month: The Carpenter Ant

Posted by Rita Stadler

May 20, 2016 10:11:33 AM

Most people think termites are the biggest danger to their homes, but carpenter ants can cause serious damage too. You might think a little ant is no big deal, but these household pests want to make your home their own. While most ants are a harmless nuisance, there are even a few types that can bite or sting. Keeping ants out of your home is the first step in preventing exposure to painful bites, and preserving your home from the costly structural damage carpenter ants can cause. 

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Topics: Pest Control, Pest Of The Month

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