Catnip: Not Just For Kitty Feel Goods
New research published this week in the journal Science Advances suggests that cats not only use catnip for a high but may also use it as protection against mosquitos. https://t.co/LazD1dZCWI
— Smithsonian Magazine (@SmithsonianMag) January 25, 2021
Health Editor’s Note: Perhaps we can have another way to repel mosquitos without resorting to chemicals. Catnip is certainly easy to grow and is a plant that keeps on giving as it spreads quite proficiently. My observation of this past wet summer, and the huge increase in mosquito activity in the yard….maybe I should be very thankful that this yard, in all areas, likes to support the little catnip plants which grow to rangy plants, which even have purplish/blue blooms later in the season. I brought some from the other house (for frequent treats for the cats) and catnip very much likes to live here. I hate to think what this past summer would have been like without these plants which may have kept some of the plentiful mosquitos at bay….Carol
Carol graduated from Riverside White Cross School of Nursing in Columbus, Ohio and received her diploma as a registered nurse. She attended Bowling Green State University where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History and Literature. She attended the University of Toledo, College of Nursing, and received a Master’s of Nursing Science Degree as an Educator.
She has traveled extensively, is a photographer, and writes on medical issues. Carol has three children RJ, Katherine, and Stephen – one daughter-in-law; Katie – two granddaughters; Isabella Marianna and Zoe Olivia – and one grandson, Alexander Paul. She also shares her life with her husband Gordon Duff, many cats, and two rescues.