We feed farm cats just enough to hope that they keep hunting.
Our equipment is put away in every shed with a roof on it in GriggsDakota this time of year.
With the smell of grain permeated into every crack, the equipment is attractive to insects and rodents.
So for the past several years, we have used Fresh Cab by EarthKind. It is a natural product with a fresh piney scent that is much more pleasant than moth balls. We put it into our tractor cabs and shut the doors. It repels the rodents. It doesn't kill them, it keeps them away. But then, it doesn't kill anything else either.
So we don't worry when the Farm Inspector goes for a winter inspection. No rodents and no poison.
It's nice to have young people around, they help us to stay up to date.
Robbie was the one who first brought home a box of Fresh Cab. I had long used dryer sheets to repel mice in the garage, with limited success. Fresh Cab, made by a North Dakota company, has worked much better.
Fresh Cab reduces the occupational hazards of being a hunting farm cat. It reduces our use of poison and moth balls. The cats don't ingest poison when they kill a mouse, there is not poison involved.
My sister in law, who has done some work for this company, gave me the EarthKind Air Freshener. I have been enjoying them for a couple of months, so I thought I should let everyone know.
I put some down by the shoes in the entryway.
I put some in my musty old Christmas Decorations Box.
It works well in a sweaty gym bag, but be sure you like the scent. I like it much more than the sweaty smells of shorts, T-shirts, and soaking sweat socks.
A rubber band around the top of the package allows it to be hung in a closet.
You don't have to be a farmer to use these products. If you have a camper or boat, a few packs of Fresh Cab strategically placed in your vehicle will keep rodents away. It can give you the nice surprise of no rodent damage when the grass turns green and the lake turns blue wherever you live and in GriggsDakota.