:: 3.29.2004 ::
How has this not been researched more thoroughly?
Cassie's research showed that catnip drives away mosquitoes nearly as well or better than commercial products, with a repellency rate of 89.25 percent.
Cassie is 13 years old! That's it, I'm planting some catnip right now. DEET is incredibly toxic, and neem oil is less effective and smells horrible.
Chris Peterson, now with the U.S. Forest Service, and Joel Coats found that the essential oil in the herb is about 10 times more effective than DEET. In 2003, about a year after Cassie began her research, the researchers received a patent, Peterson said.
:: Deb 1:27 PM :: permalink ::
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