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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

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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 2 of 3: Who Knew a Mouse Could Stir So Many Emotions?

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…

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From Beaver Dam to Boston, Part 1 of 3: A New Addition to the Ford Family

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…

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Kittie’s Little Treat

Deborah Dennert, writer of Mom, are we there yet? It was about midnight and my cats were spazzing (I have three). They do that once in a while and the older one,…

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Life-like Cat Toys

Laura Bedrossian When I was visiting my mom a few years ago, I was in the basement using the treadmill and doing my daily workout. I got on the floor…

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A Visitor in the Office

Catharine Cody All interns working at Peppercomm sit together in a row of desks on the fifth floor, dubbed “Intern Row.” As interns, it’s your privilege and obligation to be…

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A Game of Cat and Mouse on My Kitchen Counter

Eleanor Brooklyn, NY One night, my husband and I were having dinner in our eat-in kitchen, in our usual places; while I sit closest  to the work area, it’s behind…

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Paul Merchán NY and CA As a New Yorker born and raised in Brooklyn, I’m no stranger to the occasional household pest. That’ll happen to you in a city as…

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Pest Control for Mice

Mice seem to appear out of nowhere. They are fast and can scurry up a wall or across the room in seconds. It is hard to implement pest control for…

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