Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Sweet, sweet eucalyptus

A Reuters article about DEET smelling bad to mosquitoes (and the more DEET the better as a repellent) also mentioned that the key neurons in their antennae

also reacted, even more strongly, to compounds known as terpenoids, which help make up the distinctive aromas of eucalyptus, cloves, menthol and camphor.
Time to adjust our garden plans.

1 comment:

punitivesibling said...

Ok, my question is how you can grow those things in New England. Are there winter-hardy versions? If so, how do I get some?