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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



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I have owned my house for over 15 years Comments By: Aero on 2010-11-07
and longer - now a neighbor moves in and complains about my cats crapping on his dirt yard - his side yard is dirt - he is complaining - then put some grass in it idiot - maybe it won't look like a big cat box for them. I was here first and so were my cats - you didn't have to buy the house - so move back where you came from and quit complaining to me........seriously the rest of you idiots who think it is okay to hurt an animal - should meet the same fate you claim is a solution to "your" problem.....cats are here to stay - so are all animals unless we kill them off as we have done with so many other animals - they have a right to life - just as you do. They have to eat - just like you do. Thereby having to poop - just like you do. The only difference is - they could care less that your yard looks beautiful - BECAUSE THEY ARE ANIMALS and free to roam and live as animals - you don't want your children's children's children going to the zoo to see the last cat do you? Just as man has done to so many other animals on the planet!!!!
 
HatersSuck Comments By: TooManyHaters on 2010-11-13
I don't trust ANYONE who despises cats or dogs. You have hate and anger issues. Just note that when you die, the world will become a slightly nicer place for the rest of us =)
 
Cats Comments By: Fred on 2010-11-19
I have tried several ways of trying to stop cats shitting in my garden. It has cost me a bloody fortune SO its time to get serious
 
HOW TO KEEP CAT'S AWAY FROM GARDENS Comments By: MIKE FROM LIVERPOOL, UK. on 2010-11-26
HERE IS A TOP TIP,IT CAME FROM QVC UK'S OWN RESIDENT GARDENER, RICHARD JACKSON,IT DOES NOT HARM CAT'S AT ALL, USE CHEAP USED TEABAGS AND RUB ON SOME DEEP HEAT CREAM OR RALGEX CREAM, THEN PUT THEM IN AN OLD TIGHT STOCKING, TIE THE TOP, AND THEN BURY IN GARDEN SOIL OR PLANT POT'S WHERE YOU ARE HAVING A PROBLEM WITH CAT'S AND EVERY TIME THEY DIG YOUR GARDEN IT RELEASES A VERY UNPLEASANT ODOUR SMELL WHICH COMES FROM ONE OF THE INGREDIENT'S IN THE CREAM OIL, AND EVERY TIME IT RAINS IT RE-ACTIVATES THE STRONG OIL SMELL AND CAT'S WILL NOT COME ANYWHERE NEAR YOUR GARDENS BECAUSE THEY CANNOT STAND THE SMELL OF IT, NO MORE CAT PROBLEM'S, IT DOES WORK EVERY TIME, YOU WILL HAVE TO RUB MORE CREAM OIL ON USED TEABAG'S WHEN THE CREAM OIL HAS WORN OFF, DEEP HEAT AND RALGEX ARE USED FOR RELIEF FOR SORE MUSCLES, WHEN YOU HAVE BEEN EXERCISING ETC, THEY ARE AVAILABLE AT ANY CHEMIST OR PHARMACY OR ANY DISCOUNT STORE'S.
 
Cats Comments By: Fedup and ruthless on 2010-12-14
Would cats crap on the surface of a brick wall? I really do appreciate nature and animals but these are pets and therefore of no value in the world of nature. Animals should be wild and subject to our hunting instinct.
Get a life and some human friends, kill anything that shits on your property and puts your childs health at risk.

 
cats aare dirty, and there owners are too. Comments By: adniel on 2010-12-20
My next door neighbor is so dirty her cats just roam the streets and there is nothing that can be done. I am so angre, upset is just not a strong enough word, she make me hate cats. If there was a way to collect them and take them far far away from this area, she just don't care what they do. If the police would give out tickets, with largefinds the owners would be more responable for their animals. I am ready to beat her butt, with her dirty, nasty self. The germs cats carry in their poop is bad for humans. I am ready to pass law to stop caat owners to stop this. I hate them and it is because of their owners.
 
getting rid of cats Comments By: KENNY on 2011-01-01
I have found that putting chopped up starfish from local harbour does the trick, fishy smell attracts them they eat the starfish and slowly wonder off, 50 yards later it keels over and never to crap on my garden again. If you cat lovers don`t like it then tuff s**t don`t let them loose near my house, and if that does fail AIR RIFLE or a good kick to the head, This may sound nasty but so is toxoplasmoses to any of my kids. In a nutshell "ERRADICATE ANY CAT THAT STEPS FOOT IN MY GARDEN"
 
Hilarious Comments By: Arfur Moment on 2011-01-11
I haven't laughed so much in years. thanks for bringing tears to my eyes. Brilliant!
 
Color them Comments By: Anon on 2011-01-24
Take a paint ball gun and when you shoot them in your yard not only does in scare the crap out of them it leaves non toxic paint on them that gets all over the owners home and belongings. This has dramatically helped when I was paint balling them. Paint ball guns are used to shoot people as a sport so it is non lethal way of taking out your aggression on them
 
Meoooow Comments By: Dean on 2011-01-12
hi guys, trying spraying the soil/ area around with vinegar. It puts the cats off. Of course, if it rains you will have to spray it again. Another way is to get a stray bottle filled with water and if you see the cat, to spray at it. It may seem cruel, but it's better than carting it off to the nearest shelter. Spraying it doesn't work overnight but the cat will soon get the message that it's not welcome.
 
YUCK! Comments By: Dogs Only!! on 2011-01-12
I have the same problem with the neighbors cats using my garden as their personal toilet. I have but moth balls in the dirty around my plants. It seems to worked so far and I haven't found any presents lately. If I find presents in my garden I will scoop it up and put throw it on the neighbors doorstep. I am tired of cats running a round. My dog has to be on leash and I clean up my dogs presents. Now if I could do something about the neighbors that are so noisy and all their kids....life would be so wonderful.
 
Cat Mating Season Always Seems To Start at my Bedroom Window at 4 in the Morning Comments By: Indie on 2011-01-16
I don't have the problem of cats repeatedly pooping in my yard all the time, as most of you do, but my problem is arguably worse: cats always fight/copulate in my front yard in the wee hours of the morning and wake me up from my beauty sleep. And their rituals are ALWAYS accompanied by repeated loud meowing (like a mating call) up to an hour on end, and loud screeching when it's all over. There is a female cat in the neighborhood that always keeps her "boyfriends" around, and when 2 or more male cats show up, things get ugly.
I have tried spreading my own urine in the yard and it somewhat works. I tried throwing some chili powder around but I doubt its effectiveness because I'm guessing you'd need to coat the ground with powder in order for it to work.
I've kept an open mind to all the suggestions on this page (and some have made me laugh) but I definitely do not want to commit any physical harm to the cats. I just want to get them the hell off my property at night.

 
I feel your pain Indie Comments By: Over It on 2011-01-18
I too, get woken up every morning at 3am by stupid cats screeching at my bedroom window, mating or fighting, whatever they are up to. I have two small children and pregnant with a third, so sleep is precious to me (and my youngest son sleeping is the bassinet under my bedroom window).

Oh, and pooing near my front door and other manicured gardens. I run a business from home, so having a foul smell at my front door greeting my clients is highly embarrasing and unprofessional, but I can't seem to solve the problem! All too often I have found my hands in cat-poo while gardening which scares me as I have been pregnant for the most part of the last three years, and thankfully I have not been a victim of toxoplasmosis but the threat is there!

Have tried talking to the neighbours about their problem rats but they don't seem to care.

I had to laugh at Kevin's take of catch-and-kiss (catch-and-pee)...but don't think I have the confidence to try this myself! lol

I plan on trying tin foil and orange peels next, hopefully this has some effect! I really only want to try something that won't harm my dog or kids, but if it gets any worse I must admit I've considered paracetemol in a bowl of milk....that's what 4 years of dealing with this does to you!

 
Cats aren't the problem on this page Comments By: Rich on 2011-01-22
I am a cat owner. Not by choice, my girlfriend bought one, then when we broke up the little devil stayed with me.

I have to say I'm not their number one fan but reading some of the comments on here just makes me like her more.

It's an animal for God's sake they don't know any better. It's in their nature to chase and kill birds, and if their in your garden....take it as a compliment! It means they like it.

As a human being you should know better! We don't own the planet, we just live here.

People can be real fools.

 
My cat is like my child... Comments By: FEDUP on 2011-01-31
And as such I treat her as I would a child and actually care for her. This means she doesn't go outside and doesn't destroy others' property. She's 11 years old and hasn't been sick ONE time so I don't give a damn what "cat lovers" think about it.
Anyway, I've moved next door to the neighbor from hell and her 20 cats are an absolute nightmare. We have one indoor cat and a nine year old son. Don't we deserve to live without fear of catching something? Doesn't my son have a right to play outside? I never in my life thought I would say this, but I'm to the point where I'm considering a shotgun. Our wooden porch is soaked with cat urine and there are feces on the sidewalk (a sign that at least one of the 40 is sick)and all over the yard. We shouldn't have to live like this just because someone else is too stupid to know how to properly love and care for a cat.

 
Pets stay inside or are leashed/chained up period. Comments By: TheLaw on 2011-01-28
If an animale is walking around outside it is NOT a pet, It's a stray as noted by the legislation in my area and probly yours aswell, The notion of letting your pet out is at YOUR risk. I have a cat and it is an indoor cat, ALL the strays I find on my property are treated as wild animales and I take the same measures that I would for a possum, skunk or anything else. So keep your pet safe and keep it on a leash or open the door and say goodbye, Its your fault, you the owner make the choise to let your pet go free.
 
Help!! Comments By: Bunny on 2011-01-30



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