Catnip Chemical Repels Mosquitos, Attracts Cats

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Written by Kerre Ann Willsher, PhD Nepetalactone, a chemical in Catnip (nepeta cataria), a species of mint, has been found to be a very effective mosquito repellant (American Chemical Society. & ScienceDaily, 2001; Le Page, 2021).  This is good news as some species of mosquito are developing resistance to DEET which is the most widely used repellant worldwide. Insect repellant is an important adjunct to current tools such as insecticide-treated bed nets in the prevention … Continued

Promoting Malaria Awareness in Unique Ways

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RAM would like to hear from you, if you have ideas for COVID-safe ways of promoting malaria awareness among Rotarians and the general public. For example, one activity that we may have access to is through radio. RAM Supervisor Shelley Gurney D9810 and Area RAM Supervisor Bev Cooney OAM have found Radio Promotion a great way to spread news of malaria – without spreading COVID! Below is a report from Shelley Gurney on her experience. During Victoria’s … Continued