Questions? (800)583-2921 M-F 8-4:30 EST

Learn How To Control Mice, Rats & Rodents at the EarthKind

Do you want to know more about how to control the mice, rats and rodents in and around your home? EarthKind’s Pest Library is here to answer the most common questions on how best to get rid of mice, rats and rodents safely and effectively from your home so they don’t come back.

Many people have a problem with mice in their homes, barns, vehicles, farm equipment, and a multitude of other places. About twenty-eight percent of homes in the United States will buy and use some form of rodent control this year. There are several ways to get rid of mice. Some are easier than others. There is a safe, environmentally sound way to get rid of mice and prevent more from coming in.

Not all mice, rats & rodents are alike, and the first step to eliminating an infestation is identifying it.

Rodents have notably poor eyesight, but a heightened sense of smell to make up the difference.  Overpowering their little noses with a scent that is pleasant to humans but offensive to mice, has been proven effective at making  them ‘ stay away.’ Mice won’t nest or congregate in areas that they can’t smell a predator coming, or if the safety of their offspring is endangered.

Mice, Rats & Rodent Prevention Videos

mouse in house

At least 50% of rodent infestations inside a home happen in the kitchen. Find out where the rodent hot spots are around your home to prevent infestations.

Fresh Cab® Testimonials

Several weeks ago, we discovered our bird seed bags had been chewed into in the garage, and realized we had a mouse. We wanted to get rid of it, but didn’t want to harm it in any way. After reading the reviews of this product we decided to give it a try. In combination with putting the birdseed in plastic containers, this seems to have done the trick as there is no more evidence of Mickey in the garage. I was concerned that the scent might be unpleasant, but it’s actually a rather nice piney scent that keeps our garage smelling fresh. Good price, good scent and best of all, it’s humane and non-toxic to people and animals.

Fresh cab is AMAZING !!!!! Our camper was clear of any mice activity. Thank you

– Lori B.

I have tried so many things for the mice this season. There have been an over abundance of them here (east coast) for some reason this year. We tried poison pellets, traps and peppermint oil. The traps if you think about it are only attracting them with the cheese or peanut butter you add to them to catch the mouse. The peppermint oil was really just a great air freshener for my house and the pellets did nothing. I found Fresh Cab doing a search, it is a bit expensive but worth the try. I was afraid that the smell would be strong and make my house smell like a Christmas tree (I have NEVER liked that smell). It did not have too strong of a smell and it really was not that bad. You have to put it in the area where you have seen them the most which for me was under the kitchen sink. I used one box of four pouches. One under the kitchen sink, behind the dryer where the hose is, in the pantry cabinet and beside the refrigerator. I have had them there for over a month and they are still working, though it may be time to change them since I think I heard something the other night and the smell of the pouch is mild now. These are a miracle because they really work and are safe around pets and children. IT REALLY IS WORTH THE MONEY!!

Mice, Rats & Rodent News

Read this blogger review after a mom used Stay Away Rodent in her home to get rid of mice.

Recent Articles

From Beaver Dam to Boston, Part 3 of 3: Boston Has Its Own Share of Wildlife

Sam Ford This piece originally ran in The Ohio County Times-News in Hartford, Ky., on Dec 21, 2006. The column was written by Sam Ford, Director of Audience Engagement at…

Learn More

Returning to the Scene of the Crime

Jackie Kolek Once upon a time, I was actually struggling to keep weight on. I was running a lot and so thin that one of our co-founders even pulled me…

Learn More

Top Rat Control Tricks

Rat problems call for immediate and effective action. Rodents spread diseases that can be harmful to humans and animals. Getting rid of these rats before they cause damage to your home…

Learn More

Terrors of the City

Alex Shippee In New York City, I was walking to a friend’s apartment and had a buddy’s girlfriend with me. It was late at night and in an intimidating neighborhood,…

Learn More

Taking on a Tenant

Rats in the garage! Ann Barlow We moved to a nice little house in suburban New Jersey that was near a brook.  The brook attracted all sorts of wildlife, from…

Learn More

Short Tails

Mice can happen to anyone. Sometimes the experience is life-changing, and sometimes it’s just kinda creepy. What would  you do if you found a mouse in the house? Find out…

Learn More

How to Get Rid of Rats: Is it Best to Kill or Repel?

Getting rid of rodents can be quite a chore. There are usually two options for ridding your home, farm or business of these pesky, unwanted guests: kill the rats or…

Learn More

Purdue. Ratt Purdue.

Matt Purdue Tuesday, February 12, dawned cold and clear in Manhattan. I was working the day watch out of public relations, Park Ave. South Division. The name is Purdue. Ratt…

Learn More

Rat Elimination 101

Rodents have plagued mankind for centuries. Responsible for one of the worst pandemics in human history, the Black Plague, rats and rat elimination can have a big impact on public health. While…

Learn More

Dangers Associated with Rat Poison

Rats can cause extensive damage to property. Rats can carry diseases and parasites. Most people choose to use lethal pesticides to rid their homes and properties of rodents. Before you decide to…

Learn More