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Catnip oil repells mosquitoes

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ABC News has posted an AP article about an Iowa State University study which found catnip oil up to ten times more effective at repelling mosquitoes than the most common ingredient in repellent sprays. The story also briefly mentions and earlier study which showed catnip repelled cockroaches. Note from Gene: no wonder mosquitoes almost never bit me back when I lived in mosquito country.


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Unfortunately, you'll be cruelly used by hordes of felines.

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"Unfortunately, you'll be curelly used by hordes of felines."

This would be different from "owning" a cat exactly how?

-Feren, who isn't logged in and can't recall his password because he didn't store it in his Mind.

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