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Driving Mosquitoes Away

by PJ Lacey

A beautiful weekend coming up and then Labor Day, I was planning the bonfires last night before the rain brought the mosquitoes out of their boudoir's.

It was time to reconsider the beauty of a nice summer night, after the pesky uninvited guests chewed my arms up.  Then this morning I saw Iowa State U 's research discovery!  Our secret weapon?

Catnip! Science Daily stated Dr. Chris Peterson's report that catnip, nepetalactone is about 10 times more effective than Deet.  It might not help me this weekend, testing for catnip strength still needs to be done on humans. 

 Good news for our cattle and horses health though, they've been using pellets w/the herb to save them from the bloodsuckers.