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New Stable Fly Repellant Chases Bugs Away, Sends Cats Instead

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Cows and horses, you may finally have some relief from all those insects. A new report says a catnip oil-based repellant can keep 99 percent of bugs away... for three hours, at least. (The researchers are looking for a way to make the treatment last longer.)

The one side effect is that the cattle will be mobbed by cats instead of flies But that's what's happening on most of the internet anyway. [Physorg]

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