Repel Mice with This Little Known Farmer Wife's Secret

Few people on earth have more of a problem with mice than farmers. Barns lend themselves to infestations because of the prevalence of food they contain as well as the easy access mice find to shelter within the barn. Farmers are always looking for safe and reliable ways to tackle this problem.

One organic farmer's wife, Kari Warberg Block, decided there had to be a better way than traditional poisons and traps to keep her farm and home mouse-free. She started researching natural ways to repel mice using plants rather than chemicals and traps. She soon discovered a combination of plant oils that create an aroma that is absolutely repulsive to rodents.

By combining these oils and mixing them with corncobs, she created a product that would ward off mice effectively in barns, homes, sheds, RVs, trailers, and just about any other enclosed space.

That product is Fresh Cab, and today farmers across the nation are using the rodent deterrent to keep their farms infestation-free, while not killing any mice or exposing their family and animals to potential dangers.

What Is Fresh Cab?

Fresh Cab is an EPA-registered plant-based rodent repellent that works by emitting an odor that keeps mice and rats away. To use it, you simply place a pouch of the product in the area where you want to fight rodents, and it does all of the work for you.

Is It Safe?

While you want to repel mice, you also want to keep your family safe. Rest assured that Fresh Cab is completely safe, both for your family and the environment. In fact, the product's designer has carefully researched every step of the manufacturing process so that it is as lean as possible.

This is a truly green product, and because it contains 98 percent bio-based ingredients, it poses no known risk to humans or animals. Any non-natural ingredients necessary in the product are chosen off of the Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) list, giving you confidence that your family is protected from any potential hazards.

Does It Work?

In numerous consumer tests, Fresh Cab proves its effectiveness. It literally drives the mice crazy, throws off their natural instincts, and sends them looking for a new home.

The product has received numerous awards and accolades from trusted sources. For instance, it has been given the seal of approval from the National Home & Gardening Club and was featured in Country Woman Magazine and the Living the Country Life radio program. It has also been endorsed by the USDA and the Good Sam Club.

Currently, it is the only EPA evaluated and registered plant-based indoor rodent repellent on the market, making it the only choice for people interested in repelling mice in an environmentally safe way.

For a safe, eco-friendly way to repel mice, choose Fresh Cab rodent repellent.



NASHVILLE, Tenn. - At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, U.S. Marshals today seized bulk restaurant food product at Won Feng Trading Company, a food processor and warehouse in Nashville, Tenn. The products are adulterated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because they have been held under unsanitary conditions whereby they may have become contaminated with filth. The Act uses the term "insanitary" to describe such conditions.

U.S. Marshals seized all FDA-regulated foods, including a wide variety of bulk restaurant foods, such as 44-pound bags of rice, fresh produce and frozen food products that are susceptible to contamination by rodents, insects, or other filth.

The agency has not received any reports of consumer illnesses.

Won Feng receives food from throughout the United States and distributes its products within the state of Tennessee. The FDA estimates the value of the seized goods to be more than $1 million. U.S. Marshals executed this seizure pursuant to a warrant issued by the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.

"The violations at Won Feng Trading are both serious and repetitive,” said Michael Chappell, the FDA’s acting associate commissioner for regulatory affairs. “The FDA will take actions against any food companies that fail to provideadequate safeguards to ensure that products they produce or hold for sale remain free of contamination.”

The FDA had previously issued a Warning Letter to Won Feng in May 2009, citing numerous deviations from current Good Manufacturing Practice requirements, including ineffective measures taken by the firm to exclude pests. The firm stated in a June response to the FDA that it had corrected the violations cited in the Warning Letter.

In a follow-up inspection completed in November 2009, the FDA investigators found evidence of an active and widespread rodent infestation in the building, including live and dead rodents, rodent hair, rodent nesting material, evidence of rodent-gnawed food, and rodent urine. The FDA investigators also observed insect filth and live birds in the building, and found that the building had defects that could allow pests to enter food storage areas.

These unsanitary conditions and practices led to today’s seizure action.

Local boy growing kindness with community garden


#BeKind campaign inspires a young boy to help other families. His kindness inspires earthkind to plant even more seeds, a Bismarck community garden project to help feed hungry families this summer.


Originally published on June 1, 2015 in Bismarck Tribune by Jessica Holdman

Bekind-bryce-tribuneAfter picking up the family's fruits and vegetables from the Bountiful Baskets program, 10-year-old Bryce Dahle asked his mother why the program cost money.

"I said they should make it free so more people could get it," he said. 

Bryce’s idea has grown into a Bismarck community garden project to help feed hungry families this summer.

The garden started as part of a larger project sponsored by local natural pest repellent company, Earthkind, called #BeKind. Earthkind gave members of a woman's leadership program $50 and asked the women to perform a random act of kindness. Bryce and his mother, Julie Dahle, chose to fill baskets of fresh produce and gave them away during a rummage sale at Saxvik Elementary. They continued the project by buying an extra Bountiful Basket and delivering it to a local family they were introduced to by their church’s pastor.

"He (Bryce) told us that his dream was to be able to give out even more baskets, so we decided to help him make kindness grow a little more,” said Kari Warberg Block, Earthkind’s CEO. “He and his friends are going to be helping us all summer as we grow vegetables, herbs and edible flowers."

“There’s got to be more than just a few people that need helping,” Bryce said. “Everyone needs vegetables, but not everyone is getting what they need … because they can't afford vegetables.”

Bryce has recruited friends and kids from his fourth-grade class at Centennial Elementary for his project, which he calls Helpful Handfuls. With help from staff at Saxvik Elementary, he is looking for more families to give baskets to once the community garden starts producing vegetables.bekind-community-garden-nicoles-boys

Julie Dahle said her son has always been interested in farming and cooking, sometimes cooking “surprise” recipes for the family. She grew up on a farm in north central North Dakota and her father shares stories with Bryce.

Bryce remembers his grandpa telling him about being chased by a goose the family kept.

Aside from those stories and several attempts to grow a potato plant in a flower pot, Bryce has not had the chance to grow a garden before.

“I’m curious to see what the plants look like and what it brings and what it can do for other people,” he said.

Despite not having a garden at their Bismarck home, Julie Dahle said having fresh produce has always been a priority for her family.

“If you don't offer it regularly, they’re not going to like it,” she said.

"I like fruits but not vegetables as much," said Bryce, adding that oranges are his favorite.

Delivering the baskets of fruits and vegetables to a family that needs it makes him happy, according to Bryce. He said the family he delivers to now really likes when he brings them tomatoes and strawberries. The family’s three children greet him at the door, eager to see what he’s brought. The family also wants to help with Bryce’s project when their circumstances change.

Julie Dahle said Bryce’s idea for Helping Handfuls resonated with her when he asked her about it.

“I thought, with the giving heart Bryce has, I need to support it,” she said. “This is an idea I can't just say we’re too busy.”

Julie Dahle was finishing her degree but promised Bryce they could try his idea when she was done with school. He kept reminding her about it.

“I want to keep doing it as long as I can,” Bryce said.

Because of the success of Bryce’s project, Earthkind is extending its #BeKind initiative beyond North Dakota. Ideas can be submitted on the company’s Facebook page through Wednesday and selected projects will be announced later in the month.