Natural Compound Deters Lone Star Tick Larvae

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A naturally occurring botanical compound found in anise, fennel, vanilla, and cranberries is effective in deterring the larval stage of the lone star tick (Amblyomma americanum), a major human and livestock pest, according to research by scientists at the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.

Could Catnip or Chrysanthemum Bring Cows Relief From Biting Flies?

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By Meredith Swett Walker We generally don’t associate cows with pleasant aromas, but in the future you may catch a whiff of mint, lemongrass, or chrysanthemum when visiting a barn or feedlot. It turns out that extracts and oils from these and other plants show promise as repellents and insecticides for use on cows. In […]