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Old 04-04-2016, 08:16 PM   #1
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Fresh Cab mouse / rodent repellent - it works!

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I have some saber tooth tiger repellant and I know it works. I have never seen one near my RV.
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I'm sold. Have used this stuff for about 5 years and the mouse problem has not been a factor. And smells good too.
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Same here. 5 yrs. and never any sign of mice. Not cheap,$16.00, but worth it.
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I used it and it did not work. The old fashion mouse trap did catch him.
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Works like the Pied Piper only it keeps the mice out. Tried most every solution out there and this stuff really does work. Checked behind drawers and inside drawers no telltale signs of the little buggers. Next came the basement storage, no telltale signs what can one say except seeing is believing.
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Same here. 5 yrs. and never any sign of mice. Not cheap,$16.00, but worth it.
I figured out what the ingredients were, and make my own in bulk. I have a 2 oz spray bottle and another 2 oz in a bottle with a dropper. I just spray the used packets every month or so. Also, periodically use the spray as a room deodorizer and/or spray into the A/C intake just to freshen the place up.

One of the ingredients is cedar oil, which I am allergic to, so I skip that ingredient. I noticed when the packets were new, my nose was stuffy when I woke up, but not with my current mixture.

Have had no mice since the first one we found last year, before I added the packets to my trailer. And...we park it in a hay shed near several large round hay bales, so I KNOW there are mice around, just not getting into the trailer anymore.
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I figured out what the ingredients were, and make my own in bulk. .



Can you share the recipe with us ?
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I believe the primary ingredient is Balsam Fir essential oil. I read that you sprinkle it on hamster bedding and wrap the mixture in cloth material. Have never tried it though.
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I believe the primary ingredient is Balsam Fir essential oil. I read that you sprinkle it on hamster bedding and wrap the mixture in cloth material. Have never tried it though.
Yes, Balsam Fir (grows in Idaho, not the cheaper Fir oil that comes from Siberia) is the main ingredient.

From their website...

What is Fresh Cab made from?

Fresh Cab is a natural blend of plant cellulose fiber (corn cobs) and essential oils of balsam fir, lavender, Spanish rosemary, cedar, orange, and lemon. This mixture is sold within breathable fabric pouches that can be placed or hung in areas you want to keep fresh and protected. Each pouch weighs about 2.5 oz.


I am allergic to cedar, so I skip that ingredient. The primary repellant is the balsam fir. Be sure you buy "Balsam Fir Needle Oil", as it grows in the US around Idaho and Montana. The other balsam oils you can find, and cheaper, are from Siberia, and do NOT repel mice, so you are just wasting that money.
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We have used it for four years and, so far, not a sign of a mouse. If you buy three boxes at a time from Amazon, it is $11.00 a box.
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scottanddanna, thanks for the info. I'm going to start mixing up the ingredients and refresh the Fresh Cab. The smell diminishes pretty quickly and I get tired of ordering new.

You mentioned that you use a spray bottle. What do you mix the balsam fir with and what proportions?
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While there are mouse repellent liquids, solids, and even electronic devices on the market, there is no scientific evidence presented by the manufacturers that any mouse repellent spray has widespread value. There are no government requirements that these products must be proven effective before they are brought to market. Therefore, even credible consumer commerce sites advertise mouse repellent sprays. In some cases, these products are sold with the promise to get rid of existing infestations. These sprays might irritate the mouse for a few seconds by using chemicals such as natural oils, but the mice soon find a way around or through the treated areas.
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scottanddanna, thanks for the info. I'm going to start mixing up the ingredients and refresh the Fresh Cab. The smell diminishes pretty quickly and I get tired of ordering new.

You mentioned that you use a spray bottle. What do you mix the balsam fir with and what proportions?
I use the small "finger spray bottles" from walmart, near the travel size bathroom supplies. I mix it so about half of the bottle is Balsam Fir oil, then use equal amounts of the remaining oils to double the amount and top off the spray bottle.

essential oils of balsam fir, lavender, Spanish rosemary, cedar, orange, and lemon.

Only, I skip the cedar due to being mildly allergic to it. I noticed that when I used the Fresh Cab packets right out of the box, I had a stuffy nose for about 2 weeks. With my mixture, I don't get stuffy.

I was cleaning out the trailer yesterday and found ANOTHER spray bottle, brand new, that I had mixed up and "lost" in all the bathroom supplies. So we are set for the next summer and then some.

Also, I put a Fresh Cab packet inside the air conditioner intake, and spray it once a month to keep it fresh.
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