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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Which City Has the Most Rats?

Posted by Rita Stadler

Dec 19, 2014 3:00:00 PM

Everybody loves a good list and we just found one we couldn't ignore! The pest control professionals at Orkin kept tabs of all the calls they received last year and tallied up the results. Then they shared the top 20 cities with the most requests for rodent control treatments.

Cities are ideal stomping grounds for rats and mice since the people that live there supply a never-ending food source, largely by throwing away food scraps. Rodents are classified as commensal pests, meaning they share the same food as we do. Rodent control can be especially challenging in a city because even though you may have excellent habits such as cleaning up any food crumbs or spills quickly and disposing of scraps in a covered trash can, other people that live in close proximity to you may not.

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Topics: Rodent Control

6 Surprising Storage Solutions

Posted by Rita Stadler

Dec 17, 2014 3:00:00 PM

Your storage doesn't have to look like this!

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Topics: Being Green, Home

What's the Best Way to Get Rid of Mice?

Posted by Rita Stadler

Dec 16, 2014 5:07:45 PM

 

Do you want to know the best way to get rid of mice?

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Topics: Pest Control, Rodent Control

An earthkind® Guide to Green Holiday Gatherings

Posted by Rita Stadler

Dec 13, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Tis the season for cookie swaps, gift exchanges and potlucks galore. I love this time of year! Seeing Christmas decorations and advertisements before Halloween does make me groan a little (seriously, one holiday at a time please!), but I love any excuse to get together and share some holiday cheer. Unfortunately, all of the disposable cups, plates, napkins and utensils, followed by festive wrapping paper, mountains of scotch tape, countless packing peanuts coming from online purchases and the flimsy decorations that are destined for the trash as soon as the holidays have passed start to nag at me and sometimes I end up feeling like a Scrooge.

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Topics: Being Green, Home

Making the Best of a Difficult Situation

Posted by Tyler the Intern

Dec 12, 2014 10:02:00 AM

As a new employee, a person tends to want to make a bold positive impression on the boss and the people you work with. However, things do not always go as planned. As a college student, an internship is important to graduating and gaining experience in a field that sparks interest.

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Topics: Home, Entrepreneurship

Team Fitzgerald: Tie a String Around Your Finger to Get Rid of Mice

Posted by Rita Stadler

Dec 11, 2014 9:58:00 AM

"Fresh Cab® is AWESOME!", says bowhunting pioneer Dan Fitzgerald. What better way to keep mice out of all of your things without having to worry about emptying traps or using toxic chemicals that can be dangerous to your pets, little people and the environment?

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Topics: Rodent Control

Have a Merry Mousey Christmas!

Posted by Martha the Mouse Detective

Dec 9, 2014 3:00:00 PM

December 9th is Christmas Card Day. This got me thinking that as we become adults, Christmas starts to mean a little bit more than who gets to open the first present or who has the biggest box under the tree. Christmas becomes less about the quantity of gifts we receive and more about the quality of the people that we spend the day with. The food and conversation become more important than devoting the entire night to playing with our new toys.  The holiday decorations around town bring us more joy than a short line at the gas pump, and the Christmas cards, well, they are the best!

As a child, receiving Christmas cards from friends and family was less than thrilling. They came in truck loads everyday and filled our entire picture window, leaving us one tiny hole to actually see through the window - which caused me to miss the bus a time or two! But what I was seeing was not what was meant to be seen. I didn't pay attention to the beauty of the smiling faces, or the amazing families that made it through another year happy, healthy and full of Christmas spirit! Now that I can enjoy filling up my own window with cards and actually preparing a card masterpiece for my family, the Christmas card season is quite enjoyable!

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Topics: Home

Christmas Mice Crash St. Nicholas Day

Posted by Rita Stadler

Dec 6, 2014 12:00:00 PM

 

Did you know that December 6th is Saint Nicholas Day? This day is more widely celebrated in Europe than America and has religious connotations, but is still observed by many families and communities all around the world. Can you imagine if the Christmas Mouse crashed your St. Nick's Day celebration? It might go a little something like this....

Before they went to bed, Little Johnny and Little Suzy set their shoes outside of their bedroom doors with hopes of waking up to sweet treats and trinkets stuffed inside their footwear. Little did they know they were not the only ones looking forward to shoes filled with sweets! While Johnny and Suzy were dreaming of sugarplum fairies and snowflakes, their parents did their duty to make sure a year's worth of good behavior was rewarded. Mom and Dad retired for the evening, anticipating their children's squeals of delight in the morning.

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Topics: Rodent Control

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