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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From Cleaning Products to Potted Plants -- Hidden Poisons That Could Harm Your Child

Posted by Martha the Mouse Detective

Mar 25, 2015 3:29:00 PM

Think your children are safe in your home? Learn about these common poisons you may never have considered.

As a mother, my most important job is to keep my children safe. If they are not in my presence, I never stop worrying and wondering about what they may be getting in to. It is, in fact, a full time job. We can do everything in our power to keep them out of the street and from falling off of their bikes, but what about the other hazards that we so commonly forget about--the ones right in our homes? A study conducted by the National Capitol Poison Center, on children in the DC Metro Area, indicated that 16,655 children below the age of seven were exposed to poisons during 2013. Most of those incidents were attributed to personal care products, cleaners, and medications. But, those are far from the only safety concerns lurking in our cabinets.

Common household poisons and pesticides include:

-Roach, rat, insect, flea and tick repellents and shampoos. These products all contain some form of poison and should not be ingested by humans or pets.

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Topics: Being Green, Pest Control

It’s National Puppy Day! And to celebrate, we’ve got this week’s #PlayForPets winners!

Posted by Kari Warberg Block

Mar 23, 2015 3:16:00 PM

We always knew that our earthkind® customers loved their pets, but I have to say, we have been overwhelmed and so touched by your response to our #PlayForPets campaign. In total, #PlayForPets reached more than a million people in just five weeks! To be exact, there are now more than 1.25 million new people in the world who know about the dangers of using rat poison in their homes and that earthkind® has a natural alternative that’s EPA registered and guaranteed effective.

We’ve also been able to help 20 shelters across the country with donations that we hope will make a difference. Along with those donations, we sent along a supply of earthkind’s® natural rodent repellent, Fresh Cab®. While we often think about the sweet cats and dogs that are waiting for their forever homes, sometimes we forget about the upkeep required to keep these shelters running. Mice are attracted to dog food and we know there’s plenty of that at the shelters -- so we wanted to be sure they all had a better way to keep mice out and keep our pets safe.

Tips to Protect Your Pet With Fresh Cab

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Topics: Rodent Control

3 Simple Steps For The Greenest St. Patrick's Day Ever!

Posted by Rita Stadler

Mar 17, 2015 2:00:00 PM

Have you been feeling a little green lately?

Some people turn "green with envy," while others are still just feeling the effects of flu season. On Saint Patrick's Day, almost everyone is sporting something green and even more claim to have a little Irish in them. Here at earthkind®, our days are spent making sure everything we do is lean, mean, and all about GREEN.

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Topics: Being Green

#PlayForPets Spreads The Word about National Poison Prevention Week. Meet this week's winners.

Posted by Kari Warberg Block

Mar 16, 2015 3:30:00 PM

If you’re following us on social media, you’re well aware that ever since we began our #PlayForPets campaign, our Facebook page has looked a little bit like our cats and dogs have taken over our computers. Some of you have even asked why a company that sells natural pest prevention products would focus so much on pets and we’ve got what we think are three really good answers to that question.

1)      We love our cats and dogs as much as you do.

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Topics: Rodent Control

Protect Seasonal Clothes and Equipment from Mice and Rats

Posted by Becky Smith

Mar 13, 2015 6:15:00 PM

When you protect your seasonal possessions from the elements, make sure to protect them from rodent damage, too.

In most of the country, people own clothing and equipment that´s used during some parts of the year and stored during others. In the winter, garden equipment, outside furniture, and boats are in storage. In the spring and summer, parkas and snowmobiles get put away in the garage. 

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Eliminate Hidden Poisons From Your Home. Your Pet’s Life Depends On It!

Posted by Martha the Mouse Detective

Mar 11, 2015 3:49:00 PM

 

When it comes to our pets, safety is always a priority. Will Rufus run out into the street? Will Duke eat the rat poison?

There are so many things that can harm our furry friends that it can be a constant worry. But the ones that should concern us most are the ones we may not be aware of.

In honor of National Poison Prevention Week, March 15-21, let’s focus on ridding our homes of poisons that threaten the health and wellness of our pets.


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Topics: Pest Control, Home

#PlayForPets Winners And A Nomination You’ve Got To See To Believe!

Posted by Kari Warberg Block

Mar 9, 2015 1:41:35 PM

We can hardly contain ourselves! Since we launched our #PlayForPets campaign three weeks ago, more than half a million of you have shared our pictures, posted your own, and helped us spread the word about the dangers of keeping rat poison in a home where you have pets. If you haven’t already nominated your furry friend or your favorite animal shelter, there’s still time to win a prize for your pet and a donation to the shelter of your choice. There are two more weeks to #PlayForPets! Watch our Facebook page for many more chances to win.

Before we announce this week’s winners, we can’t wait to share some big news. earthkind® got a nomination of our own this week -- our natural pest prevention line, Stay Away®, has been nominated for New Product Of The Year!

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Topics: Rodent Control

Getting to Know the Mouse in Your House

Posted by Rita Stadler

Mar 6, 2015 1:00:00 PM

 

Recently, we shared an in-depth feature about the house mouse and your response was so enthusiastic, we decided to dig deeper. Here is a very personal profile of Mus Musculus, more commonly known as the house mouse.

About me

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Topics: Rodent Control

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