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EarthKind rodent repellent pouches are designed for indoor use and enclosed spaces. The product may still work in outdoor spaces, but will not last as long or be as effective in areas with a high rate of air exchange. If the product gets wet, its effectiveness may diminish.

Many people find Fresh Cab® that size perfect for use on the farm, in industrial settings, in a garage or RV. Stay Away® Mice is designed for home use and utilizes a subtler, minty scent. All of our products are backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and will help prevent the pests in your life.

No, they contain the same amount of Fresh Cab as the original mouse pouch. They are made from heavier duty material for tougher wear and tear in problem rodent areas. The tie allows you to hang the pouch in hard-to-reach areas.

When a rodent enters an area treated with Fresh Cab®, it’s likely looking for food, water, or a nesting site (a baited trap will attract rodents too). Once in the treated area, rodents will quickly discover they can’t tolerate the smell and exit outside for fresh air to clear their sensitive sensory organ.

Since rodents have no control over their bladder or bowels, they may leave droppings behind as they frantically make their way back out the same way they came in. Professional exterminators use Fresh Cab® to chase rodents into areas where they can be easily trapped. It’s highly unlikely that they will nest (or stay) in an area treated with Fresh Cab®.

Fresh Cab® works by its aroma. Rodents can enter an enclosed area before they realize that they can’t tolerate the smell. If this area has a baited trap, it’s likely that a rodent will try to consume food on their way back outside.

Rodents are built for survival, and will cache (store up) food if they are already full. It’s also likely that a rodent stumbled across the trap on their way in-or-out if the trap was not baited, since they can only see a few inches.

Yes, the clear plastic outer wrap keeps your product fresh until you are ready to use and should be removed before placing pouches to allow scent to repel rodents.

Yes, you can. However, we do not recommend it. These products usually have food attractants encased/affixed/attached to attract a rodent. If this is the case, starving/famished rodents may tolerate the strong aroma of Fresh Cab® for a short time to gain nourishment.

Respectively, you may find droppings where the rodent entered and exited quickly, even though you may not find the rodent in the trap. Fresh Cab® has been independent lab tested and proven to prevent rodents from nesting in the treated areas.

We do not recommend using this product in the direct vicinity of household pets. Its use is for enclosed (non-living) areas such as under the sink, behind appliances, behind garbage cans or cabinets in the garage, crawl spaces, sheds, campers, etc. which is where rodents tend to look for nesting sites.

The reason is that Fresh Cab® is made with essential oils, which can be very strong to tiny and ultra-sensitive noses of birds, and some small dogs, cats, etc. It won’t harm them, but could give them a headache that they are unable to tell you about.

We are quite proud of the fact that we test far more effective than other products and that we have a 90% repeat purchase rate. But nothing is 100% effective when it comes to nature. So we are pleased to offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for those rare times that Fresh Cab® doesn’t work. Some of the possible reasons that the product may not be totally effective are:

  • Improper use or not following directions
  • Used outdoors
  • Product gets wet
  • Not enough product used
  • The rare case where a rodent is born without a sense of smell
  • Heavy infestations*
  • Extreme pressure from large rodent population

*Rodents will often times try to re-enter a treated area (a few times) if there is heavy predation in the area. Like most wild animals, rodents protect an area from overpopulation due to limited resources. So, what can happen is the larger/stronger rodents will push the smaller/weaker rodents into areas they don’t want to live in.

If a rodent is faced with certain death by a larger rodent, they may choose the treated area instead of a brutal death. (Note: Fresh Cab® does not kill, but rather causes an area to be extremely unpleasant for them to stay in.)

In some cases, we don’t know why it didn’t work. It’s rare we hear this, so please let us know so we can continue our research to further improve the product.

We’ve had testimonies that it does, but the product has not been formally tested for these uses.

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