Fresh Cab Botanical Rodent Repellent – Environmentally Friendly, Keeps Mice Out, 4 Scent Pouches

Fresh Cab Botanical Rodent Repellent – Environmentally Friendly, Keeps Mice Out, 4 Scent Pouches Fresh Cab Botanical Rodent Repellent – Environmentally Friendly, Keeps Mice Out, 4 Scent Pouches : Health & Household

What are fresh cab botanical rodent repellent – environmentally friendly features?

  • Non-toxic – made with balsam fir oil, this plant-based alternative freshens and protects our storage areas for up to 90 days.
  • No-mess, easy to use – remove plastic overwrap. For use in currently infested areas, increase use to 1 pouch per 8 sq. Feet of floor space, and replace every 30 days.
  • Ethical/environmental – made in the usa by earthkind, the only company to develop a botanical rodent repellent that meets federal epa standards for professional pest control use/effectiveness in indoor/enclosed areas. Earthkind operates with a 2% carbon footprint and hires a 20% handicapable workforce for assembly of your product. Earthkind has won multiple awards over the past 10 years including the 2017 national parenting and eco excellence awards.
  • Protect your property – use fresh cab pouches to repel rodents from basements/attics, pantries, cabins, under hot tubs, garages/sheds, storage units, autos, trucks, tractors, farm equipment, sheds, barns, rvs and boats.
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Fresh cab botanical rodent repellent – environmentally friendly details:

Is discontinued by manufacturer ‏ : ‎


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5 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches; 10.88 ounces

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Fresh cab

Fresh Cab Botanical Rodent Repellent – Environmentally Friendly, Keeps Mice Out, 4 Scent Pouches AMAZON Fresh Cab Botanical Rodent Repellent – Environmentally Friendly, Keeps Mice Out, 4 Scent Pouches : Health & Household

Looking for specific info?

Has anyone used this for under the hood? I have a motorhome and periodically find nests in the engine space. They haven’t eaten the wire..yet.

Someone posted using dryer sheets. I’m in the automotive repair business. We laugh when we see the mice have used the dryer sheets to build nests in cars. This is a common suggestion but it does not work.
Use the fresh cab product. It is a proven deterrent. Use it in your engine compartment. Hint; mice like dark places to build nests. Put the fresh cab pouch’s in the engine compartment but leave the hood in the fully open position.

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What is the main ingredient?

Active ingredients: balsam fir oil, which is a botanical pesticide 2.0 %.
Inactive ingredients fragrance oil and plant fibers 98.0%
this is rite off the box it came in. I use them in my camper, after a winter when field mice tore it up, havent seen any in the last 3 years. Product works great.

Do i really need this product in florida……

If you don’t have pests, you don’t need it, regardless of where you live.

Can i use it inside apartment or not? Here description reads ‘the only approved fda to use inside’, but on actual box reads ‘use in non-living areas’.

I used several bags in our seasonal home and put them in the corners or closets where the mice liked to run. The smell is not overpowering and i used 2 boxes for the lower 600 feet of the home. No mice now for 2 months and i stayed down there for 3 days during hunting season.

Some say this repels mice and others say they trap mice near the bags. Do you also have to set out traps if you use this?

I believe it specifically says in the instructions on the box not to use traps or poison in conjunction with fresh cab. Traps use bait which attracts mice as do poisons. Fresh cab is a repellent. They kind of work against each other.

Do you open the bags? Is the stuff inside messy?

The bag is a sealed unit -you just unwrap the outer plastic which keeps the stuff fresh until you need it . No mess at all !

I guess we shouldn’t get this if we have a pet cat?

Thanks for asking such a great question! Fresh cab and stay away® is the first natural pest prevention line made entirely of essential oils and corn cob plant fiber. The earthkind® promise guarantees effectiveness and safety for humans, pets, and the environment. We were the first to make effective botanical pest prevention products as an alternative to poisonous pest control. It’s part of our larger effort to eliminate the use of harmful chemicals in the home and in the environment.

There are no known safety risks with stay away® and all ingredients are on the gras list (generally recognized as safe). We do, however, recommend keeping it out of reach of kids and pets to safeguard from any unforeseen risks. While the product is not harmful, it is not fit for human or pet consumption. Please feel free to share our online safety data sheet with your vet or physician. For use around pets and kids, we recommend using the stay away® pouch pod which is a holder that not only extends the life of the repellent pouches by 3x, but also conceals pouches from house guests and curious kids and pets.

Again, thank you for contacting earthkind, and we hope to serve you soon!

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Will it work in car engines that rats get into and how?

It should work. Be sure to replace each pouch every 30 days. Be sure to remember to remove the packets before you drive the car. Here is a link to the company’s website:

Was this really listed for $1995.00 ??????????? Then on sale for $12.86 ??????

We did not create the listing and we will report this to amazon customer service. Thank you for letting us know that.

If used in an outdoor a/c unit, how well would these hold up to the weather-mostly drought conditions with some sporadic wet weather? Thanks.

Not well. It’s basically wood chips in a pouch. If it stays dry it will be fine… I would try covering unit in hardware cloth – it comes in 1/4 inch squares and that should keep out mice.

We are having a problem with mice getting inside the engines to our vehicles. Will this help with that & how would we use them?

I purchased this product for mice in a nyc apt. Unfortunately, it didn’t work. I don’t believe it would work for mice in a car engine either. Sorry!

Can you put the pouch in an air duct? I’ve heard them scurrying around under my feet.

Thanks for reaching out to earthkind with such a great question! While placing one in an air duct will permit the scent to permeate when there is no air flow, every time the furnace or ac starts up it will clear the vents of scent into the room and eliminate any benefit. Placing the pouches near where the rodents could enter is the best solution.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any additional questions.

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Has anyone tried this to keep pack rats out of cars (nesting in motor) parked outside? If so, where have you placed them and how long do they last?

Yes. Place anywhere, but be careful not to place them directly on engine or any hot spot. They last about a month. Each month, i just add an additional pack and leave the old one in pl;ace. So far, no chewed wires. Since i don’t drive this second car much, i also disconnect the battery., i highly recommend these. Pat b.

How many packages do you put in the rv and where?

I didn’t put n rv just home. If u r not using your rv and it’s n storage 3 n your rv and 3 under your rv should work great. If u r using your rv one inside should be fine and odor won’t b too strong for you staying inside. You can always even in an rv park put 2-3 under your unit to deter rodents. The odor shouldn’t b too strong for you n your rv

I would like to put this in where i keep my rabbits, to keep mice away from their food bowls. However, will this be bothersome to them?

That’s a really good question and i have no idea how it will affect your rabbit. It is a strong floral scent… Ao i’m not sure if that would become bothersome to your rabbit or not. Wish i could help more.

Would i be able to use it under pampas grass?

It doubt if it would hurt pampas grass. But i think it is designed for an enclosed space. I assume it would get wet under the grass & not last very long.

Will the rodent replellent keep ground squirrels from damaging my car

The product is very effective on mice. I use it in my motorhome and itworks well. I also have lots lf ground squirrels. I am not sure if itworks on them or notthough i have not seenany around my motlrhome. I amusing the cab fresh packets and peppermint oil that i put on cotton balls. Again, i am not sure how effective it is on ground squirrels.

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Would this work well in a vegetable garden?

Thank you for reaching out to earthkind! Earthkind’s rodent repellent pouches are designed for use indoors and in enclosed spaces. Due to how the product works, enclosed spaces are conducive to maintaining, a concentrated scent. The product may still work outdoors, but will not last as long or be as effective in areas with a high rate of air exchange so you will want to replace your pouches at least every 30 days. This will vary depending on weather conditions and how exposed the product will be to heat and air exchange, but many of our customers use our products to repel rodents in spaces such as under decks, pump houses, and sheds.

If you decided to use the product outside, you may want to take a look at our stay away® pouch pod to protect the pouch from weather conditions. If the product gets wet, its effectiveness may diminish, so the pouch pod will help to combat that. The pouch pod also helps to extends the life of the repellent pouches by 3x and conceals pouches from curious kids and pets.

We hope this helps. We want to help you protect your garden and keep away those pesky critters.

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Does this work for rats?

We had a stubborn mouse in the house… It didn’t work for the mouse… So i don’t want to assume for a rat…. But…. Yeah the mouse end up dying the old fashion gruesome way.

Can i put this in a hole in the ground? I swear they live in an above ground planter.

I believe the way it works is once placed in an area it emits a scent that rodents do not like. It should be placed there prior to the rodents taking over the space. I do not believe it will repel them once they have set up residence. You could put it in an inground hole, not sure how it would last once it was to get wet.

Fresh Cab Botanical Rodent Repellent – Environmentally Friendly, Keeps Mice Out, 4 Scent Pouches AMAZON Fresh Cab Botanical Rodent Repellent – Environmentally Friendly, Keeps Mice Out, 4 Scent Pouches : Health & Household

What are our customers saying?

5Expert Score

We have used this product in our lake cabin for about 3 years, and it has kept the rodents out, even during the winter when we close up the cabin. Plus, it makes the cabin smell so wonderful!

5Expert Score
My garage smells like a pine forest

I have bought the fresh cab rodent repellent several times, and it seems to work. My garage doors don’t seal, so rodents can enter, and then snakes enter. Yikes! The smell of the pine is the repellent the mice are gone. The pine scent is great for a garage. You might like this product if you have rodent problems in a garage or other outbuilding.

5Expert Score
Who says 'natural' remedies don't work? Great product!

‘hope ya’ll join me for this li’l tune i made up on me gui-tar in honor o’ fresh cab…

‘no, they ain’t a-payin’ me to write this stuff, i jist know a product deservin’ o’ me time when me finds it, that be all. This little ditty be about them rats that chew up everything…well, everything except ethyl’s rat poison…heh heh… In case you all was a-wonderin’, ethyl’s a chem’cal comp’ny…i ain’t a-pickin’ on her…i mean, them…

‘anyway…about ’em mice, and rats, and possums, and skunks, all them vermin that come ’round this this time a year and, how do they sez it, find lod-gin’ — heh heh — yeah, ya’ll gonna like this one. Finally one ain’t about lovin’ and leavin’, it just be just about the leavin’ i guess…heh heh…

[sung fast paced, like a shooed rat — as in ‘shooed away,’ not shoed like a horse.] [sustained holds on all lyric beats shown outside parentheses. Shouts in all caps.]

(live) catch / (and) dead catch
(and the) sometimes-you-get-’em- / -sometimes-(ya-don’t)
(but the) best traps / (i) e-ver —
(’til now) ne-ver — / (did) see —
(is the) rat – traps / i don’t need no more –
’cause the rats don’t come around me!
‘sing with me now!’
(but the) best thing / (i) e-ver
(’til now) ne-ver / (did) see
(be) them rat traps / i – don’ – need – no – more
(’cause the) — rats — don’ — come — ‘roun’ — meeeee….!!!
‘ya’ll thinkin’ it’s over? Heh heh…you just ’bout gonna miss ma fav’rite part o’ the story!’

(but the) best — thing — / i-ever
(’til now) — ne-ver — / (did) s….e….e…
Be them rat traps / i — don’t — need – no — m…o…r…e…
’cause the rats don’ come ‘roun’ me.
Don’t got to – – – move – – – to – – – bev…er…ly……..!

‘……uh….now what happened to my hi’ dee string gui-tar…them vermin done got into my gui-tar case befure i got me order of fresh cab in there for spring…flea-bitten varmits…gotta order my fresh cab in march next year. Dad gummed global warmin’, next year it’ll prolly be febr-ary ‘en ’em rats all ready git on the run agin’….maybe i otter jist move out there to south’rn cali this here fall, gits away from it all, what ya’ll think!? Heh heh, yeah, rat! I mean right!

Thank ya’ll!!!!! Love ya’ll!!!! Ya’ll go git ya’ll yeselves some fresh cab, all rite’y? Them rats gonna be a-leavin’ my garage ’cause i got me fresh cab, and i don’ need but a bag er two of fresh cab to cov’r my hole ga-rage, and they a-comin’ to ya’lls ga-rage, don’ say i di’nt warn ya’ll!

Ain’t no poisons or nuttin’ in it, just the li’l cedar smell in fresh cab ‘ill keep them varmints away! Smells good, ‘specially when the weather warm up and drive them pung’nt smells into the back country aire! An’ ethyl, too, it’ll keep her away, too, heh heh! No need for ‘er. Ya’ll been great, and i know i been grate — ha ha ha, thank ya’ll!!!

5Expert Score

I use these on my rv during the winter storage months. No mice evidence in camper in the spring and the camper smells really nice.

5Expert Score
Remedied my mouse problem!

I like the scent and i have no more mice. I do replace them every 30-45 days.

5Expert Score
Good repellant

It seems to work, but not sure how long will it last. If it only lasts a month or so, then it could be ver expensive to maintain the effectiveness.

5Expert Score
Keep those rodents out of your rv

Love the product itself but the box was crushed by the carrier. Fortunately, none of the bags broke.

5Expert Score
These work

While staying in a rural rv campground in northern ca we needed something to keep the ground squirrels from getting into our wiring on the rv or our truck. This is a known problem in san benito rv resort. As we were camping we created a perimeter around our campsite and watched the squirrels going in and out of the other rv around us. We were there for several weeks and didn’t have any problems. Other campers were complaining about the issue.

5Expert Score
Don't waste your time and money

It doesn’t do what it says
repellent mice
i don’t know why people are saying this works when it doesn’t

5Expert Score
No mice

This product smells good and helps repel mice.

4Expert Score
Works well(ish)

I’ve used this product in my barn and garage over the years. It helps, i think. At times the mice do open the bag once the scent has dissipated and spread it all over.
I also use peppermint spray as well as baits in these locations. I will continue to use to keep the surplus mouse winter population down this winter.

4Expert Score
Nice product

For those of you who dont like rodents but dont want to kill them, this is perfect. I also use them in my camper and it really smells like forest

4Expert Score
Fresh rodent repellent

I believe they are a whole in the bag so don’t know if it works

4Expert Score
Use this in our rv!

This is an excellent, all natural mouse deterant.
Put the bags where you have seen mouse activity.

4Expert Score
Repels mice

It worked. It was not free

4Expert Score
Works fairly well

I doubt much of anything is perfect as rodents are sneaky little buggers. The people who own our rv prior to us used it so i bought it, too. It takes a day or two for the pungency to wear off. Our dog is a great mouser/ratter so she lays in wait and catches whoever sneaks through. Gotcha!

4Expert Score
Works well but has it's limitations

This product does work when used inside of cars, trucks, tractors. We use it at the farm and in the shop every fall/winter. If it is placed inside the vehicle and changed out every 45 days or so it will keep the mice out. For pickups i use one on each side for single cabs and one each in the front and back on dual cabs. I have used it under the hood but i am not sure the benefit for me. Most of my stuff is older and much simpler with the older wire sheathing that at least the mice around the farm seem to leave alone. We have a lot of old equipment and the mice seem to have left the wiring alone so far and several of our trucks sit from november to april. The limitation is that you have to change the bags out often. It also does nothing to deter raccoons and larger pests (though it does not claim to either, they get live trapped). Not sure about rats; we use bait blocks for them. So depending upon your situation this product can be part of a pest solution but perhaps not the entire solution. We use a multi tier approach that mostly works for us.

4Expert Score
Great scent, but…

I really loved the idea, and the smell was great, but alas, it doesn’t last very long. Still, maybe in a smaller area it would have worked better, i would have to have about 20 of these packets to make a lasting change here.

4Expert Score
So far, so good

I have pet parrots and a mouse problem. These things are probably related, but makes dealing with the mice difficult because 1: i don’t like inhumane traps and poisons and 2: most of the remaining options for dealing with mice are potentially hazardous to sensitive birdie lungs and curious beaks.

After a great deal of research and personal angst over whether peppermint oil as a repellent would be problematic for the birds (there’s wide disagreement), i ordered this stuff. The company owners apparently own parrots themselves and vouch for its safety around them, so i figured it was the best option.

It smells strong. This stuff arrived two days ago and i could smell it through the shipping box, which contained the product box which contained the products which were wrapped in individual plastic bags. I read the instructions, which said ‘for use in non-living spaces.’ awkward. Figuring i was out of better options, i opened a satchel.

The active ingredient, it turns out, is balsam fir oil. I read that on the box, but it would have been obvious anyway since my house instantly smelled like i’d stuffed my face into a christmas tree. The smell was so strong that it gave me a bit of a headache till my sense of smell adjusted, and i was worried about the reaction from my birds as well as my roommate, whose hayfever is triggered by evergreens.

So i put two satchels down, some distance away from the parrots’ cage, and observed them closely (one might say neurotically) for the next hour, moving the satchels gradually closer, to see if they showed any adverse reactions like labored breathing. One of them sneezed three times, and at about five feet away, they did seem to be breathing a bit harder, so i rearranged the space some in order to keep their cage a bit further away from the mouse emergence point (this was just as well, since their new location is easier to clean around–another important step in resolving a mouse infestation). After some further observation, their respiration seemed to have returned to normal, so it looks like we have a workable arrangement, though i have been keeping a mindful eye on them for the past two days since, just in case.

If you are a parrot-owner, or indeed any kind of pet owner, i recommend this observational step, because while this stuff may not be toxic to most animals, individuals can have allergies just like humans do.

Roommate was pleasantly surprised to find she had no adverse reaction besides the same adaptation-period headache i did. The mice, however, are very displeased. After i put the satchels down, i heard actual tiny squeaks of outrage as they encountered the scent, and in the two days since then, i have seen no further sign of mouse spoor. So far, it seems to be a happy ending.

Fingers crossed for the sake of the mice as well as me, since the apartment complex has laid down glue traps for them and i shudder to think.

4Expert Score
Purchased for camper

We opened our camper and found lots of evidence of critters! Heard about fc and decided to try it just in case critters are trying to be permanent residence. We won’t know if it really repel critters in our camper until spring 2023.

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