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What Happened to Fresh Cab?

Fresh Cab Rodent Repellent first appeared on store shelves in 2007, after I faced a hell-raising battle with wild mice on our farm. Finding a way to prevent the damage these little invaders caused was just as challenging as the pesky pests themselves! Someone had to do something. So, I invented Fresh Cab. It was the first botanical rodent repellent to earn Federal EPA Registration for professional use!  (getting that done is a story unto itself!)

After celebrating our 10-year anniversary in 2017, we realized it was time to conduct a full review of our flagship product, Fresh Cab. Upon review, it came to our attention that the growing demand for natural solutions had left room for us to improve.

Why was Fresh Cab unavailable?

Pest control is a multibillion-dollar business. Pesticides and lethal traps have been the staples of this industry for decades, with good reason. Rodent infestations cause billions of dollars in damage each year, not to mention serious health risks like hantavirus. Getting rid of pests doesn’t always have to mean killing them, or exposing your family, pets, and the environment to hazardous chemicals.

Taking Fresh Cab off the market for a timeout was a tough decision. Elevating every stakeholder – from the farmers who grow our ingredients, to the federal EPA who reviews our science in great detail, to our employees, the retailers who sell it, and the environmental footprint we leave behind – is vital in our decision-making process.

Fresh Cab Updated PackageMany things have stayed the same:

  • Our ingredients come from family farms.
  • Our products are assembled in the USA, and our workforce creates jobs for the developmentally disabled.
  • We’re USDA BioPreferred with only a 2% carbon footprint.
  • Federal EPA has evaluated all ingredients, suppliers, and processes to ensure public and environmental health, as well as consumer satisfaction.
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee.

The only thing that has changed is that we’ve added new suppliers who meet our guiding principles of: purpose driven, performance oriented, and principles led.

AND, an updated package that takes the guesswork out of getting rid of mice.

We are excited to continue offering the fastest acting, most long lasting, environmentally responsible repellents on the market.

With kindness and gratitude for your continued loyalty,

Kari & Team


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63 responses to “What Happened to Fresh Cab?”

  1. RITA.
    Please advise if anyone is developing a pouch directly intended for RATS. Rats totaled my ranch SUV by chewing its wires.
    I don’t have a mice problem.
    I’m hoping the enclosed spaces in my new suv will capture your pouch’s smell intensity enough to be effective on rats.

    Again, Please advise if anyone is developing a pouch directly intended for RATS.

    • Hi James,
      Thank you for your question. It’s a good one, however, we’re unable to share what our company may have in development, or be collaborating on with other companies, as EPA requires 100% confidentiality until a registration is complete. We always recommend calling in a local pest professional if the problem gets out of hand. Rats can be very difficult to control. Sorry we can’t help you on this one.
      Thanks for reading!

  2. The new (2018) cab didnt work for me either 🙁 had much better results with the previous version. In 2018 i bought $100.00 of fresh cab bags but did not have the results i had to previous. Hey

    • Hi Deb,
      Please let us set up a call to problem solve with you. We’re so curious to uncover what’s going on that’s different this time, as the formula has not changed. Please contact us with a way to reach you by calling (800)583-2921 M-F 8-4:30 EST or emailing CustomerCare@earthkind.com anytime.
      Thanks for reading!

  3. I put one pouch in the car on the front seat and the other one on the open garage in front of the car. Should I put the other one in the trunk? Where the Uframe is open the scent won’t last long.

    • Donald,
      You’ve got the right idea! The trunk is a great place for a pouch of rodent repellent.
      Thanks for commenting!

  4. I just bought a box of fresh cab. Is that two pkg in the box stapled together or is it just one. I took the staple off and it looks like to complete pkgs. Should I cut the pkgs of is just one long package.

    • Donald,
      We do not recommend cutting the pouch into two separate parts. As packaged, one pouch should repel rodents from a 125 square feet area. If you do separate the pouch, it may only be effective in a smaller area.
      Thanks for commenting!

  5. Was there a production/quality problem with the fresh cab that was shipped last summer before the production hiatus? I used it the year before in my RV over the winter of 2016-2017 and it worked perfectly. I used it again this past winter and wound up with mice. They even nested in a drawer where there were 2 packets of the stuff. Not sure what happened.

    • Mike,
      That’s very unusual! I’ll pass your message and the email you provided to our Customer Care department so they can reach out to you. Please don’t hesitate to call (800)583-2921 M-F 8-4:30 EST if you have a chance.
      Thank you for your comments!

  6. I purchased my second box of Fresh Cab one week ago from Tractor Supply. I used it for my first time one year ago in our RV (Lived in full time), so I was expecting the same results as I after a hard to get mouse. My sticky trap got him this morning. As I went about cleaning out and sanitizing I discovered that one of the bags of fresh cab in a drawer had been chewed into by said mouse. REPELLENT?? Do I get refund from You or Tractor supply. I’m disappointed that it didn’t work this time and I really liked the smell of your product too.

    • Kathy,

      That’s very unusual! Please call Customer Care at (800)583-2921 so we can resolve this problem. Thanks!

    • Mine didn’t work either. and rather than money back guarantee, I received a replacement product, which doesn’t do any good since it doesn’t work.

      • Hi Teresa,

        I’m so sorry to hear Fresh Cab didn’t work as expected for you! Please contact our Customer Care department, they will be able to discuss a few reasons why the product might not have worked and see if there is a better solution to help you get rid of rodents. Call (800) 583-2921 Monday–Friday, 8:00–4:30 EST
        or email customercare@earthkind.com. They would also be happy to issue a refund if that is the best resolution to the situation. Again, please accept our apologies for you inconvenience.

        Thanks for reading!

  7. (1) If placed in a car trunk, will Cab Fresh help protect the engine and passenger areas? Honda has soy-based wiring that attracts mice, squirrels and chipmunks (thanks, Honda), and no, I don’t have a garage, or even a paved driveway.

    (2) Do you have a similar product that is effective in a semi-open area? Rustic shed, carport open at ends, etc.

    • Kathy,

      Fresh Cab should repel mice from other parts of the car when kept in the trunk. If the scent isn’t too overwhelming for you, you can keep pouches in the glove box or under the seats as well. Unfortunately we do not have a product for outdoor use. The Fresh Cab pouches would still help, but the scent will wear off much more quickly when used in areas with a high rate of air exchange. Thanks for reading!

  8. Oh my, I am so excited you are back! We never had mice in our cabin, deep in the north woods, until we couldn’t get Fresh Cab any more, and boy did we have a problem. We tried all kinds of tricks but nothing else worked. So happy it’s back! Does the new product last as long as the old one?

    • Jacie, Thank you for being a loyal Fresh Cab customer! The Fresh Cab formula hasn’t changed at all, just the package, so it will last the same amount of time as in the past. We did introduce a new mice repellent, Stay Away Mice, which works in the same with but with a slightly different scent. Both products are designed to work for at least 30 days, but often maintain their effectiveness for 60-90 days. I like to say that your ‘nose knows’ when it’s time to refresh the pouches, so just take a breath and see if the scent is still present. Thanks again!

  9. Hooray, so happy it will be available again. I use in my camper and was so totally devestated when I couldn’t get this past fall. I called every implement dealer in a 30 mile radius and was told sorry by all. It’s the absolute best on the market.

  10. Oh thank god it is finally back, was so afraid that it wouldn’t be. Have used for many years in my motorhome and it works!!!

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