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Old 11-25-2020, 03:57 PM   #1
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Fresh Cab pest control

Have any of you tried the Fresh Cab product to control mice?

Since my RV is my stationary home away from home, I use glue traps and some poison bait. Glue traps always seem to be the best. Placed in front of heat vents, under the bed in the storage area and under sink. Arrived once to find glue traps with 16 critters.
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Old 11-25-2020, 04:14 PM   #2
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I know some people rave it works, but the one time I tried it last year in the RV, the mice ate it right up.
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Old 11-25-2020, 04:16 PM   #3
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Dot waste your money on gimmicks. Traps and Poison are the only things that really work. Period... I prefer traps so they dont eat the poison and die in an inopportune place :(
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Roll the dice. A lot of these things (FreshCab, mothballs, dryer sheets, electronic sound waves...etc) are just hype.

Only 2 things I found that work are traps (as noted above) & a resident/roaming feral cat.

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Well I put fresh cab in the basement when we bought the MH in 09. It is still there, the mice have not eaten it or have we had any mouse problem. We lived in the sticks and have lot of critters. The MH is outside most of the time, but still no cridders, I do get them in my shops every once in a while.

However we have a resident cat, had her from 8 week to now over 15 yrs. Never had a mouse problem. Went to a Blue Grass Festival in a hay field when she was still a kitten. She got 16 voles that weekend while on a 6 foot leash. Great mouser.
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Tried it a couple of years ago, put three bags in battery compartment, mice emptied the bags in the battery bay and took them elseware to build a nest with. I found them with a bunch of straw in the inverter bay. Save your money.
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Before 2017 it was a decent mouse deterrent. It was pulled off the market, allegedly by a safety recall from some initialed government agency to remove some ingrediant that was unsafe. It returned and has not been useful since. I found several pouches after winter 2018/9 in our 5er that had poo and pee on them along with one that showed signs of being gnawed on. I have since found a mouse door on the underside I had missed and plugged it - which is the only 100% way to mouse proof an RV
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One poster made a deadly mouse electric fence around his MH. Diabolical genius.
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I think it was effective before the formula change, not sure about now. Sure does make an enclosed area smell great, though!

I bought some “oil of balsam fir” and rejuvenate the little bags myself.
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Traps , poison ( not preferred ) and a feral cat are the only things that work. All the rest are just snake oil. If they worked at all the professionals would use them.
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I gave up on Fresh Cab years ago. Found it in critters nests too many times.

There are two approaches. Kill them or deter them. Baited traps work well when you already have a population. Otherwise adding anything that is baited will draw more mice in for a free meal. We live in a rural area and have rodents in the area. I have closed every entry point I could find and then added strobe lights. I have not had any sign of rodents since I started using strobes. I prefer those little 12v strobes used on emergency vehicles. In a shed that has large openings the strobes have kept the critters out for a long time. It used to be full of them.

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