Charleston, SC (PressExposure) June 18, 2009 -- The Midwest is facing a huge flooding problem this spring. Lower-than-average temperatures kept the ground and moisture below the surface frozen longer than normal. This caused flooding in the early spring. As temperatures begin to rise, the ground water is being added to the system. Large storms are also approaching, causing the floodwaters to rise to dangerous heights in the next few weeks.
While this flooding, in and of itself, poses a problem for business owners, it creates another problem. Mice, rats and other rodents are leaving hibernation early due to the flooding, but have nowhere to turn because temperatures outdoors are still too cold. Rodent infestations are on the rise, and farmers, warehouse owners and truckers in particular are looking for safe, effective ways to send these little critters packing.
Poison is one option some consider to deal with pests. Rat poison is effective at killing rats and mice, but it also creates a serious risk, particularly for children and pets who may sample the poison.
The rodents who eat the poison and then die also create a health risk. Some poisons do not cause an immediate death, and when the mice live in the walls of a building, finding the dead bodies is nearly impossible. Dead rodents spread disease and create odors. Traps are a safer alternative to poison, but they still leave the problem of a dead rodent body that has to be disposed of properly. Also, traps can injure small animals and children.
Businesses are also under pressure to do their part to protect the environment. "Going green" is not only something business owners do to protect the earth, but also to protect their bottom lines. Stockholders, customers and even the government are all putting pressure on modern businesses to choose green products whenever possible, and traditional rodent-killing techniques are not at all "green."
Because of the risks of traditional techniques to deal with rodent infestations and the pressure to go green, today's businesses are seeking earth-friendly alternatives to removing rodent infestations. One option to deal with rodents is Earth Kind's Fresh Cab, a rodent repelling product.
When asked about her inspiration for Fresh Cab, Kari Warberg, the inventor of the repellent, stated, "I didn't want to kill mice, I just wanted to keep them out from the start â so I invented Fresh Cab. Since then it's become the only rodent repellent approved by the Federal EPA and been embraced by businesses like trucking companies and farmers far more than we anticipated."
So how does this natural rodent repellent get rid of mice? Fresh Cab is made out of plants that naturally repel mice and other rodents. It uses a natural repellent, balsam, to make rodents feel that an area is unsafe. Other essential oils and fragrant plants are included to give the product a clean, fresh scent that humans enjoy.
Fresh Cab is environmentally friendly and safe for kids and pets, at a lower cost than traditional pest control methods. Exterminators, poisons, and traps take a lot of time to set up and monitor. In a business, time is money. Fresh Cab takes no work to setup, does not have to be monitored, and lasts around 90 days. Because of these benefits, business owners are quickly switching to Fresh Cab from traditional measures for controlling rodents.