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Read the latest news about rodent repellent, EarthKind, and what Kari, our founder and farmer-in-charge is up to. Check back regularly for updates!

Going Green is Good for Business . . . When There's a Purpose

Posted by earthkind

Dec 9, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Lowe’s is rolling out EarthKind pallet displays in 1,700 stores across the county. A big achievement for a small brand that stands clean and green against the traditional kill methods that currently make up 90% of all retail DIY pest control.

“Lowe’s is making a serious commitment to diversify its pest control offering for its customers, and I’m proud to be a part of its environmentally conscious corporate policy,” says EarthKind Founder and CEO Kari Warberg Block. “While it has not always been easy, there’s a great deal of satisfaction that comes with knowing you have stuck to your values and got everyone aligned to achieve business success.”

“We knew there was a gap in our set. Kari’s product can supplement the traditional products, or be used by itself,” said Lowe’s Merchandising Manager Jason Miller. “Stay Away® Moths, Rodents and Spiders can be found in-store at Lowe’s next to cleaning, and storage/organization aisles.”

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Stay Away® by EarthKind Wins 2015 Nexty "People's Choice" for Best New Product of the Year

Posted by earthkind

Jul 22, 2015 8:11:52 AM

EarthKind is proud to announce that Stay Away®, the company's all natural, guaranteed effective, pest prevention for the home, has been honored with the coveted 2015 Nexty "People's Choice" award.

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EarthKind, Inc. Hosts Roundtable for ND Women Entrepreneurs.

Posted by earthkind

Jul 6, 2015 9:10:24 AM

"Women play such an important role to the future health and vitality of our Nation, and I couldn’t be more honored to host this roundtable with two such amazing female leaders, Senator Heidi Heitkamp and SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet,” said Kari Warberg Block, Founder & CEO of EarthKind, Inc.

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EarthKind, Inc. Wins "People's Choice" Award in Natural Products with Stay Away®

Posted by earthkind

Jun 5, 2015 2:50:00 PM

We're thrilled to announce that EarthKind's natural pest prevention line, Stay Away®, has been named "What's Next" in the natural products industry! We won the "People's Choice" award in the Beauty and Natural Living category and we owe it all to you, "our people". ‪#‎NEXTY

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EarthKind, Inc. CEO Hosts 'Austin & Beyond' Event June 23rd.

Posted by earthkind

Jun 5, 2015 2:27:25 PM

As a member of the National Women’s Business Council, our CEO, Kari, is excited to be hosting the ‘Austin & Beyond’ event June 23rd, 2015 during the WBENC Annual Conference:  

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EarthKind, Inc. Plants Seeds of Kindness in North Dakota

Posted by earthkind

May 26, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Social media campaign challenges others to help kindness grow around the globe.

Bismarck, No Dak.-- On Thursday, May 28th at 3:30 PM, EarthKind, Inc. will plant the seeds of a community garden that will feed hundreds of North Dakota residents. The garden is located behind the Legacy Methodist Church in Bismarck and is part of a larger project the local natural pest prevention company launched in April. The project is called #BeKind and it challenged a group of volunteers to make kindness grow.

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EarthKind, Inc. CEO Appointed to National Women's Business Council

Posted by Rita Stadler

Dec 24, 2014 10:00:00 AM

You get what you give.

Kari Warberg Block knows this is true, so she is a giver through and through! Before she created her multi-million dollar business, EarthKind, Inc., she was making work for her neighboring farm wives and spreading the wealth in her own community. As people began to realize the natural rodent repellent she created really worked, and it worked better than conventional methods of mouse control, she was sourcing ways to support her local economy as well as women in business.

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3 Easy Ways for Sportsmen to Mouse & Rat Proof Hunting Gear

Posted by Becky Smith

Nov 3, 2011 11:47:00 AM

BISMARCK, N.D.Oct. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- You paid a fortune for it; Camping gear, hunting gear, fishing gear, boating gear. But between seasons, you need to store it— and that's great news for mice & rats looking for a place to set up winter camp.

They'll honor your generosity, and appreciate the undisturbed environment your hunting gear, sports attire, and remote cabin offers. They'll even leave a gift behind to further aggravate you. You may've even found yourself in the same shoes as Americas original hunting videographers Dan & Guy Fitzgerald:

Mice and rats will find their way in through the tiniest opening of your boats, RV's and ATV's. Every time they leave, they'll drizzle a fresh urine trail so they can sniff their way back home to your engine compartment or inside what used to be your seat.

Mice and rats will shred your soft gear— sleeping bags, life jackets, seat cushions— to make their love nests. Two mice can make 15,000 babies, grandbabies, and great-grandbabies in just one year— inyour stuff!

Mice and rats can unknowingly spread diseases to you or your hunting dog. And the poisons traditionally used to control mice and rats can accidentally poison your pedigreed gun dog. Brittany Spaniel gun dog trainer for the stars, Bill Dillon of french-brittany.com shares the dangers of mice & rat poisons to dogs with Woody Mueller at 'Game Fair' 2011 (video at bottom of page)

If you don't mouse & rat proof your cabin, RV, ATV, hunting gear, and dog kennels area, chances are pretty good that you'll have a stinky, chewed up, screwed-up mouse mess come next season.

Here are three safe, easy ways to persuade mice & rats to spend their winter somewhere other than your property:

  1. Clean the gear and the entire storage area. Remove all food that might attract rodents, which usually feed within 20 feet of their nest. Get every one of those sunflower seeds that wound up in the seat cushion, and check all pack pockets for that forgotten sack of trail mix.
  2. Remove any source of water nearby. A tiny water puddle is all mice and rats need to survive. Without a supply of food and water, your battle's almost won.
  3. Finally, place the #1 trusted repellent inside the storage area to drive off freeloading mice and rats who want to live in your cabin, RV or hunting gear. Fresh Cab® botanical rodent repellent is the only proven, EPA-registered rodent repellent created specifically for enclosed spaces. Fresh Cab® is Good Sam Club member-tested and approved for campers, #1 on the USDA animal repellent list, and farmers everywhere rely on Fresh Cab® to store their expensive equipment.
 

 

Visit www.earthkind.com for helpful tips & videos on protecting your outdoor gear with Fresh Cab®, and to find store locations in your area.
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Don't Let Rodents Destroy Your Outdoor Fun, Control them the Natural Way this Earth Day

Posted by Becky Smith

Apr 19, 2011 11:51:00 AM

Bismarck, ND

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3 Label Items that Green Landlords should check before buying Non-Toxic Rodent Control Products

Posted by Becky Smith

May 21, 2010 11:57:00 AM

City-dwelling humans have been battling rats and mice in the U.S. since the first Europeans (and urban rats and mice) disembarked here more than 400 years ago. In the 21st century, many tenants are serious about living in "green," environmentally friendly apartments—and that means "green" rodent control, too. Fortunately for landlords, there´s an all-natural rodent control product that works.

Why a rodent control problem is a big landlord problem

The oldest cities, particularly along the eastern U.S. seaboard, have the highest rodent populations, although it´s impossible to get a firm fix on the numbers. Rats and mice are experts at living and breeding under sidewalks and in littered alleyways, deteriorating walls, asphalt foundations, and ceiling and attic voids.

In NYC, it´s not unusual for pest control professionals to trap several hundred rats and mice a week in retail basements and wall areas in one city block—and still not solve the rodent problem. It makes perfect sense when you understand that one mouse couple can create 15,000 mouse babies and grandbabies in just one year.

Rats and mice are not just uninvited tenants who are harmless until they´re discovered. The U.S. government and most state and city governments consider household rodents a public health issue. Rats and mice start 8% of all house and building fires in the U.S. by chewing on electrical wiring. They can spread more than 35 known diseases.

And they can drive out good tenants.

Controlling rodents is a complex undertaking. It will probably require a coordinated effort involving the local Board of Health, street and sanitation administrators, pest management professionals, and even local politicians. If using an effective, environmentally friendly rodent control product is important to you as a landlord, your leadership will be critical.

Three must-haves on the label of a natural rodent control product

Traps and poisons can harm pets and children and don´t protect them from catching or spreading rodent diseases. They also leave lots of unsightly rodent carcasses. Poisons need to be disposed of properly or they´ll harm the environment. If you´re looking for safe, effective, natural rodent control, make sure the following information is on the label:

1. Proof of Federal Registration with the EPA- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration number should be on the front panel of the product. This number—which is granted only after years of successful testing—assures you that the EPA has fully evaluated the product to insure effectiveness and safety. Additionally, rodent control products must be registered with the EPA in each State in which they´re sold or distributed. To date, only one truly natural indoor-use product has passed the EPA´s scrutiny: Fresh Cab® natural rodent repellent.

2. Visible, easy-to-understand directions for use, storage, and disposal, as well as safety warnings- It´s illegal for EPA-registered rodent control products to claim that they´re biodegradable unless their package is also biodegradable. It´s also illegal for them to claim that they pose no health or safety risks unless they have undergone extensive third-party product safety testing and passed an EPA review. The only natural rodent repellent to date that is not required to carry any safety warnings is Fresh Cab.

3. Customer service phone number- On rodent control products, the EPA requires clear directions and a toll-free phone number for customers who have questions. An ethical company doesn´t just want to sell you a product; it wants to help you solve your rat or mouse problem.

And finally, look into the manufacturer´s reputation. Check with the Better Business Bureau in your state. See what a search on Google or YouTube turns up. Is the company recognized by third-party organizations such as the National Home Gardening Club or the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)? What does the U.S. Department of Agriculture have to say about the company or product? Is the company a member of the National Pest Management Association?

Your tenants are likely to expect you to solve a rodent problem in an environmentally respectful way. Learn more about the only EPA-registered indoor rodent control product—Fresh Cab natural rodent repellent—at  www.earth-kind.com .
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