About EarthKind

We are a group of artists, scientists, and nature lovers. We exist to create a world of protection by sharing highly effective pest control solutions that create harmony, not harm. EarthKind’s award-winning pest repellents are top-rated and made with the highest quality ingredients. Our botanical formulations and patented delivery systems work with nature, not against it.

EarthKind understand ecosystems, and recognizes every animal, plant and insect in nature has a specific role to play. We look to the outside to protect what’s inside, creating a balanced ecosystem in our homes and working harmoniously with the world around us. Over the past decade, our effective repellents have helped reduce the need for poison/kill pest control methods in the home from 98% to 90%! We’ve sold millions of pest prevention pouches, but we still have a long way to go. Join us on our journey to make every home a pest-free zone!

Our Story

The EarthKind® Way Our Commitment to Social and Environmental Responsibility.

Our company is guided by a simple idea: “preserve the good, prevent the rest.” We believe business has a larger role to play than delivering products or profits. Companies should take the lead to protect the health of humans, animals and the environment to create opportunities where they don’t exist today.

That’s our vision for EarthKind. We were first to make effective botanical pest prevention products as an alternative to poisonous pest control. It’s part of our larger effort to eliminate the use of harmful chemicals in the home and in the environment.

Our mission is to reduce people’s reliance on harmful pest control products from 90% today to 50% by 2020. Achieving this means empowering people with education. EarthKind is leading a movement of women and families who demand safe, sustainable alternatives. By providing naturally designed products that really work, consumers are prepared to make healthier choices. We’re changing people’s minds and behaviors as well as their options.

Green Manufacturing

Our uncompromising approach starts at the beginning. We use plant-based raw ingredients sourced from farmers, processors and suppliers who understand their responsibility as environmental stewards. Then we use lean principles to continually eliminate waste in our operations.

EarthKind’s manufacturing footprint is 98% carbon-free, according to a BEES analysis from the University of Iowa. We’ve accomplished this in several ways: Just-In-Time (JIT) Manufacturing, minimizing defects in the manufacturing process, reducing Work-In-Process (WIP) and changeovers and designing packaging that minimizes waste. By using reusable and recyclable shipping containers for our raw materials, we leave almost nothing in the landfill.

Our supply chain offers even greater opportunity for managing environmental, social and economic impacts. Whenever possible, we buy from local partners with a low carbon footprint and sustainability plans in place. As a member of PMMI Vision 2020, we are part of an alliance of top innovative manufacturers building a more sustainable future industry-wide.

Proving nature can do it better

EarthKind® has been doing this for years. A startling experience with a field mouse in a farm truck back in the 90’s got Kari Warberg Block thinking about how to handle this all too common and natural problem of mice on the farm. She realized that trapping, poisoning, or otherwise killing the mice wasn’t really the best way to deal with the problem, and decided to create a natural way to keep mice away before they became a problem.

After solving mouse problems, she realized that the pest control industry as a whole seems stuck on the idea of using chemicals and killing pests. Doesn’t it make more sense to deter pests before they become a problem? Isn’t there a better, safer, and more effective way to get rid of pests like mice, ants, moths and spiders? The answer is a resounding, “YES!”

EarthKind® CEO

Kari Warberg Block      

Kari was the first to tell the secrets the pest control industry would prefer to keep under wraps — educating the public on how to keep their homes pest and poison free without paying a hefty price. She’s a mom on a mission and, as the CEO of EarthKind, LLC, the manufacturer of a line of pest prevention products and rodent repellents, is a leading expert on pest prevention.

EarthKind’s product, Fresh Cab®, started at Kari’s kitchen table and came to market in 2007. Today it is a $50 million dollar brand. Stay Away®, our line of guaranteed botanical pest prevention products – won best new product of the year voted on by industry trend setters and popular vote. Between the two brands these products are sold into 35,000 stores across the US such as Lowe’s, John Deere and ACE Hardware. Kari has gone from being a part of her local homemakers club to advising the SBA, Congress and the White House on policy that impacts women in business.

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