Expert Advice on Natural Rodent Control in this 'Year of the Mouse'

14 Jan, 2011, 11:07 ET from Earth-Kind, Inc.

BISMARCK, N.D., Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A snowy winter in the northern states and torrential rains on the west coast have already turned 2011 into the "Year of the Mouse" as rodent populations climb and concerned homeowners scramble for sustainable solutions.


Rodents are not just a nuisance.  They are known to carry over 35 diseases, including Hantavirus and Lyme disease.  Rodents cause property damage by shredding materials and chewing electrical wires.  Rodents are to blame for 8% of all U.S. building fires, gnawing wires and causing electrical shorts.  Worst of all, with a 21-day gestation, one mouse "couple" can create up to 15,000 mice in one year.

"It's all about eliminating their ability to smell danger," states Kari Warberg Block, rodent expert and inventor of Fresh Cab™, the natural rodent repellent and only natural product registered by the Federal EPA for indoor use.  "Mice can only see a few inches, so their sense of smell is their defense.  Fresh Cab natural rodent repellent blocks their sense of smell with natural Balsam Fir oil."  She reminds frustrated homeowners to "think like a rodent" when going to battle.

Three ways to outsmart rodents:

  1. Block entry:  Rodents can squeeze through a quarter-inch hole (the size of a pencil eraser!)  Fill all cracks and small holes.  Then place Fresh Cab pouches near these spots.
  2. Eliminate food sources:  Keep all food in closed containers-don't forget about pet food, too.
  3. Make them want to leave:  Place Fresh Cab scented pouches anywhere rodents might inhabit (attic, basement, garage, storage sheds, etc) to force them out and discourage future rodents from entering.    

The real plus of a Fresh Cab natural rodent repellent, according to Warberg Block, is "You eliminate the rodent problem without using dangerous mouse traps and rat poisons. This is particularly important in areas near kids or pets."  Kari adds, "When buying a natural solution, always check the label. If it says Federal EPA Registered, its safety and efficacy have been stringently proven. Also look for a money back guarantee and 800# to call."

About Earth-Kind, Inc.

Bismarck based Earth-Kind, Inc. manufactures  natural solutions for nature's problems.  The company's manufacturing plant employs developmentally disabled individuals for product assembly.  Its products are distributed through 15,000 national retail locations.  For more information, visit

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