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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Things That Go Bump In the Night: Bats in your Attic

Posted by Martha the Mouse Detective

Apr 17, 2015 4:27:00 PM

Scared_Woman_Bump_in_the_NightNot long ago, I wrote a story called “What’s In Your Attic”, where I covered the full range of sneaky squatters. From mice to squirrels and really smart raccoons, we talked about how to detect a troublemaker in your attic -- before he becomes a long-term tenant. We got such a great response, that we decided to take a closer look at some of the uninvited guests you told us you’d like to evict. Our customers spoke and we’re listening -- here’s what to do when bats are driving you batty.

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Topics: Pest Control

Toothpaste Polishes More Than Teeth -- Spring Cleaning Naturally.

Posted by Kari Warberg Block

Apr 14, 2015 4:08:25 PM

Spring has sprung! And with the changes in seasons, comes all kinds of fun things. The flowers will be blooming. We’ll be packing away the winter wools and bringing out the bathing suits. But first there’s a little piece of business we all have to take care of, if we truly want a breath of fresh air -- spring cleaning.

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Topics: Clear The Cloud

Could You Have An Uninvited Guest In Your Attic?

Posted by Martha the Mouse Detective

Apr 8, 2015 10:05:00 AM

I can’t think of anything much scarier than bumps in the night - - the sounds from up above that make us think that we may have unexpected company.

It’s not uncommon to have an attic break-in and most often, the likely sneaky squatter is a mouse or rat. Although, I wouldn’t be doing my job if I didn’t warn you that there are some other possibilities. Raccoons, possums and squirrels sometimes find their way in – it might even be a bat that’s driving you batty.

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Topics: Pest Control

Pest of the Month: The City Rat — Smarter Than You Think

Posted by Rita Stadler

Apr 4, 2015 12:42:00 PM

Would you believe that there’s an animal that can not only sniff out bombs and landmines, but they can detect tuberculosis too? They even help researchers cure disease, advance science, and make medical breakthroughs. And if that weren’t enough, they also make cute and cuddly pets!

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Topics: Rodent Control

"Why Does My Dog Do That?” Licking, Sniffing And Getting Rid Of Mice.

Posted by Rita Stadler

Apr 3, 2015 5:44:00 PM

Look around - do you see anyone? If you see at least two other people, odds are pretty good someone in the crowd is a dog owner. With somewhere between 37-47% of Americans being dog owners, you're bound to see a dog lover almost anywhere you look.

The reasons we love dogs are plentiful; they never judge you, they are always there for you, they'll convince even the laziest of us to get up and go outside and they'll love you no matter what! But no matter how much you love your dog, he or she probably does a few things you don't particularly like. Don't we owe it to our four-legged friends to try and see their point of view?

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Topics: Pest Control

Natural Pest Prevention: Taking the Bite Out of Bedbugs

Posted by Martha the Mouse Detective

Mar 30, 2015 2:29:00 PM

 

What would you do if you finally made the leap to the big city in pursuit of your dreams just to find that your expectations were overshadowed by something unexpected? I recently talked to a young lady who would never have imagined what could be lurking in her future apartment, leaving her afraid to turn out the lights. I could still hear the fear in her voice as Janet recalled her story of being attacked by bedbugs.

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Topics: Pest Control

#ClearTheCloud Of Toxic Chemicals That Could Harm Your Pets

Posted by Kari Warberg Block

Mar 29, 2015 11:00:00 AM

As many of you know, earthkind® is committed to clearing the cloud of toxic chemicals this year. Each month, we’ll be bringing you tips on ways you can #ClearTheCloud to remove toxic chemicals from your home and replace them with natural alternatives.

Over the last five weeks, during our #PlayForPets campaign, we’ve focused on our furry friends, because our cats and dogs are as sensitive to chemicals as we are. We’re proud to say that our Facebook messages reached 1.25 million people during that time. We hope that we’re making a difference in your life and in the lives of your pets.

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Topics: Kari's Point of View, Clear The Cloud

Mouse "Presents" and Other Cat Behaviors Explained

Posted by Rita Stadler

Mar 27, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Have you ever found yourself browsing the internet for hours? When losing yourself in cyberspace you might have noticed that people are crazy about cats! Seriously! The week starts with Meow Monday, building up to Caturday – yes, Cat Saturday, and even Conscious Cat Sunday. 

Follow @RealGrumpyCat on Twitter, waste countless hours on LOLCats.com, or post 17 pictures of your own feline furball, each with a different filter of course, and tag them #CatsOfInstagram.

We are OBSESSED with cats and the ASPCA estimates about 1/3 of Americans have a pet cat. Even if you don't have a cat, you know someone who does. Cats are irresistible! 

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Topics: Home, Rodent Control

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