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Pet Poison Prevention Month: Pouch Up and Put your Pet’s Safety First

EarthKind® speaks out about the importance of keeping dangerous chemicals out of the household in honor of March’s Pet Poison Prevention month.

 

EarthKind® Stay Away® products are safe for use around children and pets when used as directed.

Identifying and understanding the effects active ingredients can have on our pets is a vital step toward increasing awareness and education about pet poison prevention.

 

EarthKind®, makers of award-winning, plant-based pest prevention pouches, is raising awareness for pet-owners nationwide this March, spreading their “love life, live kind” mantra to our favorite four-legged friends.

According to the ASPCA, rodenticides and insecticides are among the top ten household toxins that poison pets, especially dogs, every year. In fact, insect and rodent poisons can be just as toxic to our curious pets as they are to the pest itself. Rodenticides are especially risky since they appear as an attractive food source to rodents as well as other animals.

EarthKind®’s CEO and Founder, Kari Warberg Block, advises consumers to be aware of the active ingredients used in pest control products before purchasing and putting them out, “Identifying and understanding active ingredients, the effects they can have on our pets, along with the symptomatic behavior animals will show if ingested, is a vital step toward increasing awareness and education about pet poison prevention.”

Common active ingredients in rodenticides include long-acting anticoagulants, which prevent an animal’s blood from clotting, Bromethalin, a neurotoxin that can result in brain swelling, tremors, seizures, and paralysis, and Cholecalciferol, a poison that can lead to kidney failure in animals. Symptoms to look out for include incoordination, decreased appetite, pale gums and difficulty breathing.

Warberg Block is not only a pest control expert, but a firm, passionate believer in taking a humane approach to pest prevention, recommending consumers always use Integrated Pest Management (IPM) methods, and avoid harmful chemicals or baits. The EarthKind® brand, consisting of Fresh Cab®, a botanical rodent repellent for more serious infestations in storage areas, garages and farm equipment, and Stay Away® for Ants, Spiders, Moths and Mice inside the home, does just that. EarthKind® is the first natural pest prevention line made entirely of essential oils and plant fibers, and guarantees effectiveness and safety for humans, pets, and the environment.

All EarthKind® active ingredients are on the GRAS (generally recognized as safe) list and pose no known safety risks when used as directed. Warberg Block’s efforts have helped reduce the need for poison/kill pest control methods in the home from 98% to 90% over the past decade.

“Growing up on a farm, I was constantly exposed to the harsh, chemical-and-kill methods of the pest control industry. I knew there had to be a safer, yet powerfully effective alternative, turns out there was – I just had to invent it! Nature has an answer for everything, and that answer isn’t bringing harmful chemicals into our homes.”

With this month’s focus on poison prevention, EarthKind® urges everyone to spread poison awareness, cut out the chemicals, and to always keep it kind with EarthKind®.

If you think your pet has ingested any poison, don’t wait, call the 24/7 Animal Poison Control Center at 855-764-7661 or go to http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com

Media interested in learning more about EarthKind® or interviewing CEO/Founder or Kari Warberg Block, please contact Sara White at sara@adinnyc.com or 212-693-2150.

About EarthKind®

Founded by leading pest prevention expert Kari Warberg Block, EarthKind® is a pioneer in natural prevention for families and households everywhere. Its line of high performance, plant-based pest repellent products provide kind and effective ways to get rid of insects, pests and mice, while bringing inviting smells into your home. All EarthKind® products are sourced from American farms and designed by inventive artists, scientists and engineers who care about the earth. EarthKind® products are made in the USA and the company provides handicapped individuals with meaningful employment. Kari was named to the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Woman Class of 2012, 2013 ND SBA Small Business Person of the Year and National Second Runner Up. Her latest product, Stay Away® was the winner of the 2015 NEXTY People’s Choice Award for Best New Product of the Year. Learn more at EarthKind.com and on social media: