34566Re: Catnip as alternative to DEET
- Aug 31, 2005--- In CostaRicaLiving@yahoogroups.com, "Linda" <mtnstar@o...> wrote:
> preventing mosquito bites...West Nile disease, catnipWest Nile almost never heard of here, but several other nasties are.
> [more effective than] than DEET.
We have a dropout pharmacist here who is working on catnip, among
other things. We brought him quite a supply of seeds on our last trip
back from the US. He's having a devil of a time getting it to grow in
the particular microclimate here (tropical rainforest). He's trying
other parts of the country.
Like many others, I'm a DEET addict. However, I'll go cold turkey when
the catnip oil is available.
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