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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. This is the first time I’ve ever had a problem with mice and they are in my attic. I live in a condo and the 2 units on either side of me are not having any mice problems. I can’t really get up there as it is a small crawl space so what I have been doing is just opening the panel and tossing a few Fresh Cab pouches up there. It’ s actually only lasting 2 to 3 weeks, but that could be because it has been so cold at night here in the northeast. My question is that seeing how I can’t get up there, is it ok to just leave the pouches? I thought I read they are biodegradable.

    • Hello Ginny! Attics and crawl spaces are popular hideouts for mice. They are perfectly secluded and tucked away, making a great nesting area. When using our pouches in these spaces, we recommend tying a string to them before you toss them in to make for easy retrieval. While the corn cob is biodegradable, after the scent evaporates the left behind corn may look like a snack to a hungry mouse. We recommend replacing them every 30 days to be safe!

  2. In the past I have bought fresh CAB from Amazon In the UK but it shows as no longer available. Do you know when this might change?

    • Hey Sharon! Our products Fresh Cab® and Stay Away® are registered and regulated by the US EPA and are for domestic US sale only. We don’t know exactly when that will change, but we are continually growing so please continue to check our website and subscribe to our newsletter for any new market or product announcements. Thanks for supporting EarthKind!

  3. Any idea on how soon it will again be available in Canada? I’m in the Pest Control industry and I still have people calling and asking if it is back yet or if i know when it will be.

    • Hi Jim,

      I wish we had a definite answer for you, but unfortunately the regulatory process for pesticides is lengthy and difficult to anticipate. Please make sure you’re following us on social media as we’ll certainly be sharing the news as soon as possible.

      Thanks for reading!

    • Hello Jake,

      Thank you for your question. Fresh Cab is not currently for sale in Canada. This is due to recent changes to Canada’s regulations of products classified as repellents. However, we are working on offering Fresh Cab to our customers in Canada again soon!

      Thanks for reading!

  4. Warning:
    I have had a lot of problems with mice living in my motorcycle and have tried a few repellents. The old formulation of Fresh Cab had been highly recommended by several of my relatives, so I recently bought a package (in July of 2018) and put both pouches in my bike. A couple weeks later, I took my bike in for service and I just got a call from the mechanic. He said that the mice had tore the bags apart and eaten the contents, and had built a nest right beside one of them. I’m going to try mothballs next.

    You better try another reformulation.

    • Hi Myron,
      We are so sorry to hear about your situation! It is highly unusual for mice to nest in areas where Fresh Cab is present, but mice are persistent pests and there may have been other factors such as intense competition for limited resources due to increased rodent population in the area or extreme predation by other species. Please contact us so we can send you a refund and/or replacement.
      Thanks for letting us know!

  5. I would like to know if this product is safe to use in a lamb barn with ventilation. We raise show lambs which are fed grain which attracts mice. We don’t want to use a pesticide but need to keep the mice to a minimum if possible.

    • Hi Victoria,
      Our products are made from ingredients that follow the GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) rules set by the U.S. FDA. There are no harmful chemicals and no known risks to worry about when using Fresh Cab. Just keep an eye out for any changes in behavior by animals in treated areas, and follow up with your veterinary expert if you have any additional concerns. Please let us know how it works for you.
      Thanks for reading!

  6. Thank God you are back!! I tried to find your product every place last fall. As the fields are starting to come down. Now is the time the mice move in. They made my house total chaos this past fall, winter into the beginning of spring. I bought other natural deterrents and they were COMPLETE garbage!

    Nothing has worked as amazing as Fresh Cab. Plus, I love the smell. I am heading out to the store tomorrow to stock up. I put 8-12 packs out every month from September until March. I never have any type of mouse problem when I use your product. So glad I will not have a repeat of what happened last winter now that Fresh Cab is back!

    • Hi Stacey,
      Thanks for being a loyal customer and for the kind words. We’re so happy to help you get rid of mice for good!
      Thanks for reading!

  7. Hi, I am wondering why your box says that if the pouch isn’t disposed of properly, it will attract ravenous mice. And I bought a box in june and put it under the kitchen cabinet and in about 2 weeks the smell was gone. It is supposed to be good for a month. Is that a month from manufacture? and if so, where is the date of manufacture?

    • Hi Mary,
      Fresh Cab is made from botanical oils and plant fibers, but once the scent from the oils have dissipated, mice could view the plant fibers as a food source. While very unlikely, it is a possibility which is why the warning is on the box. Although you may not notice the scent after 2 weeks, the highly sensitive noses of mice will. Our products have undergone multiple tests to confirm that they remain effective for 30 days or more after opening the package. Unopened Fresh Cab will maintain it’s freshness for at least 12 months past the date of manufacture, so you shouldn’t have anything to worry about. If you are still seeing signs of mice, please contact our Customer Care department by calling (800)583-2921 M-F 8-4:30 EST.
      Thanks for reading!

  8. I was devastated !! The ONLY product I have found that works !!!! I tried something “close” haha what a nightmare ! I have poo everywhere and bad infest in our boat, camper and classic cars ! ? So excites that it is available again I swear by this product and ALWAYS recommend it to all ! Bless you all !

    • Hi Cassandra,
      So sorry to hear about your situation! You have our heartfelt thanks for the kind words!
      Thanks for commenting!

  9. Fresh Cab is the only repellent that we’ve found that gets pests out and keeps them out of our Motorhome and we have tried all the other tricks out there, Fresh Cab really works. It also serves nicely as an air freshener. Stay Away also works very well for the insects. We are very pleased with both products and would recommend them to anyone. Hats off to Mildred for giving real authentic customer service, Thank You Mildred

    • Hi Bradley,
      We are so happy to hear how well EarthKind products have worked for you! A heartfelt thanks for your kind words, and we’ll make sure Mildred knows she’s doing a great job too!
      Thanks for commenting!

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