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All About Fresh Cab® – What It’s Made Of & How to Use It

By : Rita Stadler

Fresh Cab® is a fast-acting, botanical rodent repellent made from proven plant-based ingredients including balsam fir oil, fragrance oil, and plant fibers. It’s registered by the EPA for use indoors and in enclosed areas.

How Does It Work?

Fresh Cab® pouches are made with a blend of essential oils that produce a smell that’s offensive to mice and rats but not to humans. The odor works to repel mice and keep them from coming back.

These pouches are designed specifically for use in enclosed structures, indoor areas, and farm equipment such as tractor and truck cabs. This fast-acting solution is backed by a 100% money-back guarantee.

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How to Use Fresh Cab® Rodent Repellent

To use it, follow these easy steps:

  1. Simply distribute pouches around any indoor/enclosed area (eg. farm equipment, RV, or storage shed) where you have noticed rodent activity, droppings, or would simply like to prevent mice. Pay close attention to areas like walls and other surfaces that may serve as runways. Also, look in tucked-away places where they could nest without being discovered (closets, corners, attics, and basements).
  2. For preventative use in non-infested areas, simply place one pouch for every 125 sq. feet. The scent can last up to 90 days but should be replaced when the scent is no longer strong to the nose.
  3. For use in currently infested areas, increase use to 1 pouch per 8 sq. feet of floor space and replace every 30 days.

Here’s a bit more information to keep in mind when using our pest control solution, you can also get the information on our PDF here.

How long do pouches of Fresh Cab last?

When determining how long the pouches will last for you, there are a few things to consider. First, think about the airflow in the room or building where you are using the product. Are doors and windows frequently opened? If the space gets a lot of airflow, the scent of the product (which is what chases the rodents away) may not last as long as it would in an enclosed area such as an attic or basement. Also, consider the climate of the area you are treating. Scent evaporates more quickly in warmer environments than in cooler ones. Fresh Cab has been shown to last up to 90 days (3 months), but effectiveness may be influenced by air exchange rates and temperature conditions

How many pouches do you need for your space?

When deciding how many pouches to use, take note of the size of the space you are treating. For preventative use in non-infested areas, use one pouch for every 125 square feet. If your area is currently infested, increase your use to one pouch for every 8 square feet for a stronger scent. There is no risk of using too much, but if you use too little, it may not be as effective.

What is the expiration date of Fresh Cab?

Fresh Cab doesn’t last forever. Pouches are individually wrapped in a material that traps in the scent. Shelf life is typically expected to be about 3 years. Once unwrapped and placed out for use, your nose is the best indicator to detect when it needs to be replaced – you will know when the product has expired by its lack of scent.

Why is the product still not working for me?

Baits, poisons, and traps are not recommended to use in conjunction. Because Fresh Cab is a product that works through its scent, it needs to be used by itself. If you are using it with baits or traps you are inviting them in to eat, but using Fresh Cab to chase them away. A hungry rodent may tolerate the scent for a short time to gain food.

A large infestation may be too much for Fresh Cab. The product works best for preventative measures and driving out a small number of rodents. If an area is overrun, typically a professional is needed, not only to drive them out but to also recommend proper clean up to avoid the danger of disease spread by these pests.

Also, don’t forget to remove the outer plastic bag. This may seem silly, but customers frequently ask about the removal of the plastic bag. If the pouch stays in the air-tight bag, it will not let out enough scent to get the job done.

Where To Use

Fresh Cab®is meant to be used in uninhabited, enclosed spaces where rodents tend to hide, feed, or seek nesting sites, such as basements, attics, garages, sheds, detached storage areas, and stored vehicles. Here’s a table showing some of the common uses:

Why Use Fresh Cab®?

U.S. Farmers spend over $8 million each year on rodent damage repairs. Homeowners also deal with issues of these pests invading their homes, storage areas, and more, and have to pay to repair damages caused by them.

EarthKind understands your rodent control needs because we began as a farm-based company located in rural North Dakota. Through firsthand experience, we know how messy, stressful and hazardous glue traps and rat poison can be. That’s why we formulated an effective rodent control method that prevents pests before they can damage your home, farm equipment, and other areas.

Here are a few of the advantages of our botanical rodent repellent product:

  • Preserves nature’s delicate ecosystem: Naturally Smarter®alternative to poisons and traps.
  • Animal friendly: Mice are repelled, not killed like they are with alternative methods.
  • Safe to use around the entire family: This includes kids and pets, when used as directed.
  • Easy to use: Simply place in your affected areas and rodents will flee.
  • Less hazardous: Eliminates the need to clean up and remove dead rats.
  • Effective: Fresh Cab®Rodent Repellent boasts a 90% repeat purchase rate.

EarthKind is proud of our strong ties to the farming industry. Fresh Cab® is made in the USA with 80% U.S. farm-grown ingredients.

If you’re wondering where you can buy Fresh Cab®, you can click here to find a retailer in your area that sells EarthKind’s rodent control solution.

Fresh Cab Uses

Automobile Boat, Jet Ski, ATV, Snowmobile Motorcycle Airplane Camper/RV Hunting Equipment
Trunk Under the Cover Seats Seats Under Sink (kitchen & bathroom) Decoys
Under Each Seat Engine & Battery Area Near Electronics Hanger By Slideouts Clothing
Under the Hood (when in storage) Near Electronics Engine & Battery Area Engine & Battery Area Engine, Battery Area & Intakes Trailers
Glove Box Seats Under the Cover Near Electronics Storage Compartments (inside & out) Dog Kennel

Fresh Cab Home Use

In The Home Around The Home Garage/Storage
Basements/Crawl Spaces Under Decks Automobiles
Attics Under Hot Tubs, Fountains Lawn Tractors
Under Sinks Inside Grill Storage Containers
Closets Potting Sheds Snow Blower
Behind Appliances Pump Houses Trailers
Pet Food Areas Tool/Storage Sheds Hunting Gear
Dryer Vent Greenhouse/Pool House Strollers
Entries Storage Lockers Motorcycles
Pantries Patio Furniture Snowmobiles
  1. Rita Stadler

    Thanks for being a loyal Fresh Cab customer! Sadly, Fresh Cab is out of stock, but we are working to replenish the supply. You can sign up for an email notification as soon as it’s available here. In the meantime, we’ve created a new formula, Stay Away Mice, that works in a similar way. Please give us a call for more information or to place an order. (800) 583-2921

  • Kathy

    Just purchased and it doesn’t smell any stronger than the ones we had scattered about for several months.

    1. Rita Stadler


      If you have any problems or concerns regarding any of our products, please call us at: (800)583-2921. If possible, please have the package and purchase information readily available. You can also email that information along with your questions to:


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