We know what you're thinking: Who would think that a plant that acts like a magnet for cats kept away mosquitoes in the first place? But there was a study back in 2001 from the University of Iowa that found that catnip's essential ingredient, nepetalactone, was 10 TIMES more effective than DEET in repelling those winged nuisances. (And, now, Zika-carriers.)
But what's an irritant for these pests is incredibly irresistible to finicky felines for miles around. As the person posting this to Reddit found out the hard way.
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Once you're done laughing at this person's plight, you can click through the gallery below to find out the many ingenious uses for kitty litter, even if you don't have a furry pet of your own.
Dry blooms for crafting--fast. When you have a bloom that you’d like to use in a craft project or save, place it in a plastic container with two cups of kitty litter, then cover with an airtight lid for five days.