What is Fresh Cab® Rodent Repellent Made Of?
EarthKind’s Fresh Cab pouches are made in the USA with plant-based ingredients including balsam fir oil, fragrance oil, and plant fibers. The essential oils work together to create a scent that will overwhelm a rodent's nose and cause them to leave the area.
How Long Do Fresh Cab Pouches Last?
Fresh Cab pouches can last up to 90 days, but the length of time they last depends on the environment they are used in as well as the reason they are being used. In an area with a lot of airflow or cooler temperatures, the scent may diminish sooner. The scent will last longer in a space that’s totally enclosed such as a pantry. If you’re dealing with a current infestation, you’ll want to replace the pouches in 30 days to keep the scent in the area strong. If you’re using the pouches for prevention, they will not need to be replaced as quickly. The rule of thumb is to replace the pouch when the scent diminishes.
Where Can I Purchase Fresh Cab?
You can purchase Fresh Cab Rodent Repellent online here or in-store. EarthKind products are found in many retail stores across the US.
What do the instructions mean by “use in non-living areas”?
Rodents tend to infest areas adjacent to the living areas of a home or building. People, and the common living areas they occupy, are often avoided by rodents. We recommend using the pouches in overlooked areas like behind appliances, attics, basements, crawlspaces, closets, garages, etc…
For example, if you are seeing signs of mice in the kitchen, consider placing pouches behind the stove, the fridge, and in storage spaces rather than under or around the kitchen table.
Although scent-based repellents aren’t made with harmful chemicals, some people may find the aroma overwhelming. Instead of placing the pouches where you spend the most time, use them in the places where rodents are likely to live, feed or nest.
What is the difference between Fresh Cab® and Stay Away® Rodent?
Fresh Cab was invented to repel mice from truck and tractor cabs, preventing expensive rodent damage to high-value property and equipment. Stay Away Rodent is intended for use in and around the home, making rodents ‘stay away’ from the spaces where we live, work, learn, and play. Both products have the same active ingredient (balsam fir oil) and may be used interchangeably.
Can I use Fresh Cab® in a vehicle & where should I place it?
Yes, Fresh Cab is a popular choice for use in cars, motorhomes, farms, and recreational vehicles.
To use Fresh Cab in your Automobile:
Place 1 pouch in the trunk, 1 in the passenger compartment and 1 under the hood when in storage (please be sure to remove pouch from under hood before operating vehicle). Replace when scent has diminished.
Can I use Fresh Cab® along with glue boards, traps, and baits?
You could, however, we do not recommend it as the efficacy of both systems are being compromised. Glue boards, traps, and baits usually have food attractants encased/affixed/attached to attract a rodent. Fresh Cab repels with an odor that is offensive to rodents but not humans. If used in combination with glue boards, traps, and baits, 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.
Does Fresh Cab® work on voles, squirrels and chipmunks?
Fresh Cab botanical rodent repellent has only been tested for efficacy in repelling mice. Although most rodents share a similarly highly developed sense of smell, there is no substantiated proof of efficacy. Many customers have reported success using EarthKind rodent repellents to repel other rodents and pests such as voles, squirrels or chipmunks, but the results have not been tested or proven.
Is Fresh Cab® safe to use?
All the data we submitted to the EPA was accepted, and the product has no known hazards to human or environmental health. These tests were performed by independent product safety labs to ensure that the product would be safe when used as directed. *Note: Promptly remove pouches from the house if you feel a headache or dizziness. Everyone has a different response to scented products, even if they are all natural. Do not place on finished or stained wood, as the pouches may discolor such areas. Remove pouches once the scent has diminished. Since the product is all natural, it could potentially become nest material (or food) for ravenous rodents.
How much Fresh Cab® do I need to use?
For maximum protection, use 1 Fresh Cab pouch for 8 Sqft of floor space in the area to be treated. Infestation does not always include the full SF of an area, so as a way of reducing the number of pouches required, we recommend placing pouches in the areas where activity is seen, and not the full open area in general (re. at entry points, where food/water sources are accessible, and along walls where shelter and possible nesting areas may exist). Fresh Cab lasts up to 30 days, however, length of effectiveness depends on rate of air exchange, temperature and exposure to moisture. For best results, replace every 30 days or when scent has diminished.
Examples of this principle are as follows:
- RV: use 3 pouches for up to 30 ft. Place near water tank, drains, slide-outs, and cushions. Also place a pouch in each storage compartment below to protect against nesting in those areas.
- Tractor or Truck: use 2 pouches in the cab and replace when scent has diminished; 4 pouches if it is in storage for the season.
- Combine: use 4 pouches in the cab when putting away for the year.
- Garage: use 4 pouches for up to a double garage. Replace every 30 days or when scent has diminished.
- Tac room: use 1 pouch, Replace every 30 days or when scent has diminished.
- Auto: use 1 pouch in the trunk, 1 pouch under each seat, and 1 pouch under the hood if in storage. (Be careful to remove pouch under hood before driving.) Replace when scent has diminished.
- Drop Ceilings, sub-floors, crawl spaces: Use one pouch per 8 sq. feet; Replace every 30 days to prevent re-infestation.