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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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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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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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Topics: Pest Control, Press Releases

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

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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

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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.

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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®

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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.

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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

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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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