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Get rid of unwanted cats in your garden

If you are troubled with unwanted cats in your garden or yard. It is said that it you cut a few lengths of black garden hose and place them around the garden the cats will stay away.

Well I am not to sure but give it a go.

The following was sent in by William Cline

To keep cats out of your flower bed, try spreading a box of cayenne pepper.

See also
Wandering cats
Legal way to get rid of cats

Visitors comments

Cats Detest This Comments By: John Cullum on 2006-03-15
Soak used tea bags in Jeyes Fluid and bury about 20 - 30mm under the soil around your plants. Cats can't stand it and the tea bags deteriorate as compost!
CAYENNE DOES NOT HELP Comments By: ANON on 2006-06-27
Cats in your gardens Comments By: Pam on 2007-03-05
I think if they are allowed to roam your yard, the Animal shelter should be made to pick them up. I have found nothing other than, live cages, and take them to animal shelter.
Cats in Gardens Comments By: Anon on 2007-04-08
I have read putting rose bush cuttings in your flower beds will deter cats... I have done this and it seems to have worked for me. Now I need help with dogs digging up flower beds.
Good Luck!!

to Pam Comments By: Anon on 2007-08-06
Just because you apparently dislike cats, doesn't give you the right to feel that all outside cats need to be sent to a shelter...you wouldn't say that the neighborhood kids that play in everyone elses yard but theirs need to be sent to an adoption agency now would you?

I have found that my own urine works well...cats are territorial just like dogs.

cats in the garden Comments By: anon on 2007-08-21
I find cats are an excuse for a pet, if your neighbors dog was fouling in your garden you would not tolerate it, so why should it be acceptable for cats to do so. Why should I pay a mortgage and maintain my garden just to let somebody else's "Pet" use it as a toilet. If you catch a cat fouling your lawn, you should be able to eradicate it like any other pest using any means possible.
cat problems Comments By: b.j. on 2007-10-22
i like cats. its just my dog does her business in our yard and cats should do theirs in their yard. if they are strays then they need to be picked up before they get hit by cars. if they were stray dogs the humane society would be they right away. it seems their are more stray cats than dogs.
Dear anon Comments By: Rob on 2007-11-04
Kids in the yard aren't crapping everywhere, neighbours cats are. Train them to crap in your yard if you like them so much

Why have a pet if you don't take care of them? Comments By: Anon on 2008-02-12
It's absolutely ridiculous that some of you would honestly think that it is okay to let your cats run through other people's yard and use it as a restroom. Besides the fact that cleaning up animal feces is disguisting, there are serious health ramifications, also. Suppose that a toddler picks up your cat's crap and eats it or a pregnant woman gardening catch toxoplasmosis and loses her baby. How can you honestly sit here and say that your cat's freedom is worth this? If I find your cat in my yard, it will be dropped off at the SPCA 50 miles from my home so that I will not have to worry about it anymore. Use some common sense!
CAT CRAP Comments By: richard on 2008-03-01
Grate some cold tar soap and spread it over your flower beds,the cats wont do their business there again as they hate the smell of the soap. It worked for me as I WAS ALWAYS GETTING CATS CRAPPING IN MY GARDEN
Unwanted cats in my garden Comments By: Georgie on 2008-03-15
I mean no harm to cats, I just am disappointed that my new garden smells like a toilet and that they dig up the plants after they finish. How do I deter them back to their homes?
NAPPIES FOR CATS! Comments By: Sharon on 2008-03-22
I was told a bottle of water would stop cats coming in our garden, sadly it does not work!

My Great Grandad got so sick of the problem of cats messing in his garden that he caught the cats and put mustard on their bum, and it worked! Although I think it is a bit extreme, I sort of know how he feels as the cats in our area all come and use our garden as a toilet. And not only that they mess outside our house. It is disgusting! And I am really sick of it. Why should I have to clear someone elses pets mess up. We have a little girl and having to check the garden for poo when we have no animals is really not on!

My daughter has invented a pretend cat called snowy who does not poo in the garden but actually uses the toilet. So all cat lovers out their train your cat or put a nappy on it!

Losers Comments By: Cat woman on 2008-03-24
Pellet gun
Argh! Comments By: Rose on 2008-04-03
My neighbour has 5 cats... not only do they use my garden as there toilet.. but they are ripping to shreds my wooden arches and shed!! They have ruined everything including the roof. The comments that people have put about using the garden as a toilet has helped, But i need help on how they stop using my garden as a scratch post! Thanx :)
back at Pam Comments By: Sick of it! on 2008-04-15
People should be just as responsible with their pets as they are with their children. I would not want my kids destroying your yard anymore than I would appreciate your animals in my garden.
cat poo Comments By: cat hater on 2008-04-26
well , i have tried most things to stop the damn things using my garden as a toilet , I now resort to chasing them off and hopefully they will get run over
Get a cat to get rid of cats? YOU ARE INSANE Comments By: Woodsman on 2011-06-27

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