April 28, 2009

Move away DEET! Here comes catnip insect repellent

For the first time in eight years, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved a new biopesticide, this time made from catmint plant - a feline's favorite catnip, according to its developer DuPont.

The refined Oil of Nepeta cataria can reportedly repel a broad range of biting insects with effectiveness similar to synthetic ingredients such as DEET.

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