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Old 10-10-2017, 02:34 PM   #1
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Fresh Cab Rodent Repellent - no longer available in Canada!

Hello All, For the last two years I have used Fresh Cab Rodent Repellent to very successfully keep the mice at bay during winter storage. For some bizarre reason Canada Border Services has stopped all shipments of this product. I went to two RV dealers who I know use the product in their own units and both told me the same thing.

Anyone have suggestions for a similar product available here in Canada? I wish I had known this last week while we were camping in Maine. There was a TSC next to our campground, I would have loaded up!
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:20 PM   #2
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Amazon.com or other mail order?
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Old 10-10-2017, 03:30 PM   #3
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I would check a farm supply store
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Moth balls, steel wool stuffed into all crevices. Works for us.
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I just bought Fresh Cab online last week at Mills Fleet Farm: www.fleetfarm.com. I cannot tell you if they would ship it to Canada.

I usually buy it at my local Ace Hardware store but they told me Fresh Cab has changed their formulation of the product and are having issues with Government permits to sell and ship the new repellent.
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Even if the U.S. places ship to Canada, it is the importerís responsibility to know if the item is allowed in Canada. So, CBSA May seize it at the border and then youíre SOL for the product and the money you spent on it.

We didnít use Fresh Cab, but another brand that I suspect has similar ingredients or was also advertised as a mouse repellent as we can no longer buy it here and their web site states they can no longer sell it. (Canít remember the brand right now but will update when I remember). My husband went in to buy some for storage and this is when he found out. And the RV dealer had apparently known since May that this was coming and if they would have told us any of the last 10 times weíd be in there before it was gone, we would have stocked up.
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:48 PM   #7
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Even if the U.S. places ship to Canada, it is the importerís responsibility to know if the item is allowed in Canada. So, CBSA May seize it at the border and then youíre SOL for the product and the money you spent on it.
I concur completely. I appreciated those suggesting US retailers but knew that any mail order would not be viable since the CBSA appears to be looking for the product.

I am stumped for effective solutions. I know Bounce sheets don't work since I previously found a nest in the box of bounce sheets I had left on another RV. I have blocked holes to the best of my ability, but reality is short of pressurizing the unit and looking for air flow there is no way to find every crevice.

I have heard peppermint oil can be effective, it was an ingredient in Fresh Cab. I might try that. I already spray my gravel parking spot with a salt/vinegar mixture to kill the weeds growing underneath and eliminate sources of cover for the rodents. I might add the peppermint to that mixture to see if it helps deter them.
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Just put wire mesh under my batteries in my fiver!Look like great access point for those little critters.
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Tried finding the Fresh Cab, but to no avail. Ace, TSC, Amazon are all out. As for what I used in my TT last year in New Hampshire, was steel wool in the slide pockets, moth balls under the camper, and real peppermint oil. I put the peppermint oil on cotton balls in disposable plastic cups. The camper was 34 feet long and I had 4 cups throughout the camper and no mice to be found..hopefully our new FW will be mouse proof as the underside is enclosed..
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We use an electronic ( ultrasonic) mouse repellent. It emits sounds that mice hate. It works in our RV and our house but it needs a power source. We keep our unit hooked to shore power.
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Remove all food sources from your RV and buy some Tom Cat bait traps to take care of any small visitors that get past your exterior blocking.
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if you put bait traps INSIDE your rv you might as well just leave food out as well. the whole purpose of them is to bait the animal to it with food fragrances. the whole purpose is to make your rv unappealing to animals not make it smell good its just not a good idea
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Bait traps have never worked. Sure the mice die. In the walls. Meanwhile before dying they have eaten whatever they can use for insulating their nests. Your foam mattress. Your cushions.

Keep them out and put the bait around the outside. As thats not practical in snow country we try to make the interior environment uninviting . Thats why the sonic repeller.

It only took fifty years and several appliances and lots of gnawed stuff in the garage for us to learn this.
Sealing every opening with aluminum screening will work too
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We use steel wool at openings and moth balls in the storage areas that are open to the inside. Seems to be working for us. Does the Grayhawk 29MV have any access points to the camper from the storage units?
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