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EarthKind Featured on Fox 8 News

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May 3, 2017 10:44:41 AM

North Carolina’s local Fox News Channel came to see EarthKind, Inc.’s manufacturing plant and find out what all the buzz is about. EarthKind is the maker of Fresh Cab® Rodent Repellent and Stay Away®, a line of natural pest prevention products.

Although EarthKind maintains an office where it began in North Dakota, all of our products are manufactured and distributed from a plant in Mooresville, NC. EarthKind employees over 30 full time employees as well as a crew of developmentally disabled workers through a partnership with Lifespan.

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Sustainably-Designed Pest Control Manufacturer EarthKind® Celebrates 10th Anniversary on Earth Day

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Apr 25, 2017 11:31:03 AM

Founder and CEO Kari Warberg Block reflects on the passion and people who helped make EarthKind® a success

EarthKind®, manufacturer of all-natural pest repellant products, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in honor of Earth Day by showing appreciation to all the people and organizations that helped EarthKind® Founder and CEO Kari Warberg Block, turn her passion into a multi-million dollar company.

“When I reflect on all that has happened since EarthKind® was incorporated in 2000, I didn’t realize at that time that it would take seven years to get an EPA registration on my first invention. That was when my company and this amazing journey really began,” said Kari.

The daughter of an entomologist and wife of a farmer, Kari had a “eureka” moment when she discovered a terrible rodent issue on her farm. There was little on the market that was both safe and effective, and with kids and pets at home, poisons were not an option for Kari. Her research showed that more than 9 out of 10 people purchased poisons to control pests, and she realized that she had an opportunity to fill this gap and disrupt the market. And so, with nothing more than a 99-cent package of garden seeds, Kari began her mission to create a better way to control pests in and around the home by creating a proactive and sustainable approach that would deliver professional quality results at a fraction of the cost. She knew if she did that, people would be willing to change their old habits.

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Blogger Review: Root And Revel Hosts Stay Away Giveaway

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Apr 22, 2017 4:48:50 PM

Kate, the founder behind Root & Revel, teamed up with EarthKind on this lovely Earth Day to help make the world a kinder place by hosting a giveaway of two Stay Away Starter packs.  

She had first tried our products after discovering an ant infestation where she kept her cat food in the bathroom. After placing a pouch of Stay Away Ants in the room, she discovered how effective natural pest control truly is. Here's what she had to say: 

 

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Stay Away Makes Food Lion's List for Getting Rid of Insects

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Apr 5, 2017 2:05:31 PM

Household pests are a nuisance, but using harmful chemicals to get rid of them is hardly an ideal solution.  Luckily, there are natural alternatives that can get rid of all kinds of pests -- from fruit flies to head lice, and more.

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Stop Pests This Spring With These Safe, Simple Steps

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Apr 1, 2017 11:35:00 AM

(NewsUSA) - Spring is here, and that means not only getting a jump on your cleaning, but also having a reason to check all areas of your house and garage for signs of pests that might have made themselves at home over the winter.

Take a tour through your house and try these simple steps suggested by Kari Warberg Block, pest prevention expert and founder of EarthKind and Stay Away natural pest-prevention products for a few pest-proofing techniques for each room of your house

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EarthKind CEO 2017 STEP Award Honoree

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Mar 23, 2017 1:09:01 PM

Women make up about 47 percent of the labor force, but only 27 percent of the manufacturing workforce.  The Manufacturing Institute has stepped in to help close this gap through its STEP Ahead initiative. Each year, the STEP Ahead Awards highlight women in manufacturing from across the United States. EarthKind, Inc's founder, Kari Warberg Block, is included in 2017's STEP Ahead Honorees. 

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New Spider Study Prompts Natural Pest Prevention Expert to Issue Tips for Preserving the Ecosystem

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Mar 22, 2017 5:00:00 PM

Kari Warberg Block, pest prevention expert and founder of EarthKind® and Stay Away® pest prevention products, emphasizes the importance of living in harmony with all pests.

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Kari Warberg Block Tells CNBC Why She Walked Away from Wal-Mart

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Mar 17, 2017 10:46:41 AM

Most entrepreneurs dream of sharing their ideas with the world. Wal-Mart, with its hundreds of millions of customers, seems like the ultimate way to reach the masses. Turning down the opportunity to have your products on Wal-Mart’s shelves sounds crazy, but that’s what EarthKind, Inc.’s founder, Kari Warberg Block did – and it was one of her best decisions yet!

Doing things her way has enabled Block to grow her business according to her own plan:

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HER Magazine Talks to Kari Warberg Block About Pest Control and Capitol Hill

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Mar 12, 2017 6:13:16 PM

You might not expect the founder of a business that has made millions of dollars by getting rid of mice to be a woman. Nor would you expect the manufacturer of pest control products to be involved in politics, but that’s precisely what Kari Warberg Block has done.

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The Hill Recognizes Women Entrepreneurs like Kari Warberg Block on International Women’s Day

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Mar 10, 2017 3:00:00 PM

EarthKind is an example of the success women entrepreneurs can create.

In observance of International Women’s Day, The Hill discussed a few of the ways women business owners overcome obstacles and inequality on the road to success. EarthKind’s own founder and CEO, Kari Warberg Block, was included in the story.

Growing a business with revenues of more than $10 million requires vision. Block says a trip with her local Women’s Business Center proved to be a turning point for her, helping her realize there were no limits to the growth her company could achieve.

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