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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

i went to the local garden center and got a plant cauled a scardy cat plant it does work and not had any cats on my garden for 2 to 3 wks now thank you.


Cats owner are irresponsible too Comments By: Katy on 2011-07-04
Please do not threatening people here. Poisoning or killing cats is illegal, but defend your property isn't. Most people keeping cat as pet are simply irresponsible, cats can't control themselves, but why don't the owners get a bag of cat litters or get a cat toilet trainer kit? Because they are just selfish and cheap guys, they want a pet but don't want to spend their time and money. They don't want to spend any money to buy cat litters or trainer kits and they don't want to spend time to walk their pet. That's why they have cat as a pet, they'd rather let other people pick up their cat's feces. If they have a dog, they'll have to walk the dog and pick up their dog feces on the way. Cat owners are just selfish, they never think about others, that's why they let their cat out there ruin other peoples' property. So I don't think talk to the owner will solve the problem. Furthermore, even if you talked to the owner, they might say "oh, sorry, we will keep an eye on the cat, if you see my cat do that again, tell me and I will clean it up" then IGNORE. I don't think that helps.

Last week I cleaned out about 40+ cat feces in my flowerbed and every time I opened my door the terrible smell floats in. I think I might try using a watergun to repel the cats,or the cat repellent products. But once again, why do I have to spend time and pay for other people's cat.

Hello Kitty Comments By: Hello Kitty on 2011-07-09
Get Off gel from Pets at Home - briliant.
I've also bought coleus canina plants (on EBay: item number 170639963497 - highly recomended). After a couple of days the cat came and dug a hole between the plants (I've planted 7 in a row) but didn't do his business. I think the cat dug a hole as the plants needed some time to settle and maybe it wasn't smelly enough for a few days. However, after digging a hole these monsters sniff the ground before doing their thing. The cat must have smell the plant and went away which was enough for me. After a couple of months the plants became really big and I haven't seen any cats in my garden since then but I've also used Get Off gel a couple of times (1 bottle is enough for quite a big garden). I use Get Off gel rarely now, just to finish the bottle and the plants are getting bigger and bigger :) These monsters don't bother me any more!!! I'm soooooooo happy.

All Loose animals (with or without an owner present) Comments By: broncolvr99 on 2011-07-20
I cannot believe some pet owners allow there pets to roam and poop wherever they want without picking it up! Our neighbor has a large brood of cats that get out and use our yard as a toilet.(the smell from their house isn't pleasant either we can't even open certain windows!) YUCK! If I did crapped in their yard I would be caged in jail! So YES the animals should be caught and treated accordingly. Also DO NOT allow your pet to poop on others property! I have a dog and he doesn't poop in our front yard yet everyday I have to pick up someone elses dogs poop! RUDE! There are laws for this stuff and people need to call the proper authorities and deal with it. OR find out whos pet it is and kindly return their deposit on their front porch! BOTTOM LINE if you own a pet TAKE CARE OF IT or don't get one!!!!!!!
Cats keep jumping on my swimming pool & clawing it... Comments By: Cats or Pool? on 2011-07-26
We recently noticed our pool kept deflating, till we caught the stray cats drinking from it, we keep patching it up, but cats don't stop jumping on the rim & putting its claws in it, I put water in a bucket far From the pool, keep them away, but they're still doing it, what can I spray around the pool without hurting my baby when his in the pool, I dnt want to kill them either, my boyfriend feeds them & that don't help, ive patched it up so much its rediculous!!
sick of other owners cats Comments By: sick of cats on 2011-07-28
I have 3 cats of my own and they are inside cats. Resently we have a cats comming around at the window getting my cat frusrated and spraying. I'm tired of this. I've tried the roses and the cayenne pepper. The pepper worked until it rain. Now because of that cat my cats have fleas so i have to deal with that too. I wish owner of pets would keep them inside unless you leave on a farm your cat should belong in a house not outside. I could use some help on getting rid of those cats.
COMMIT YOURSELVES! Comments By: Katie on 2011-07-29
This site should be closed down for cruelty to animals. I am appalled at some of the postings;absolute idiots...frightening to know such deviats exist!!!!
From the US Comments By: katie on 2011-07-29
This explains it is this the UK?
lazy peoples pet Comments By: mk on 2011-07-30
cats are the lazy in considerate persons
pet the law needs tightening up on them
not likley though with all the other problems this country faces.

Finally rid of the cats Comments By: stiz2003 on 2011-08-01
After reading many posts here and trying out various suggestions I just about gave up. Nothing worked, or it worked just for one cat. We have many feral cats and irresponsible pet owners. The hose? I tried for a month. By the time I got out there and unwound it the cat bolted. I tried the pepper, and even went so far as to buy caustic soda (but didn't use that.) I was fed up with the cost of this fiasco and the aggravation. So I invested in a trap- YES it works, it's easy and it's effortless! In one month the trap was out only three times and I got three cats! A nice long ride in the country and I am CAT FREE!
For those who suggest talking to your neighbor- give us credit! We already tried that. They dont care and never will care. That is why the problem exists in the first place.

Fixed the cat problem!! Comments By: Greg on 2011-08-05
Someone in the military told me cats hate the taste of a sponge! I didn't believe it but it worked. Its been 2 weeks and no more cats! All you do is cut up a sponge into balls the size of a quarter and then dip them in tuna or sardine oil. They are attracted by the smell but once they get a taste of the sponge they never come back. I cant believe it.

Hope this helps.

Cats Urine and pop Comments By: william Boom on 2011-08-06
Please use this easy method, peel oranges skin a disperse around the areas that are accesible to your cats visitation
idiots Comments By: idiots on 2011-08-08
killing innocent cats is not right neither is blinding them with spray you freaking morons...how would you feel if someone sprayed you in the eyes..which you deserve...some people i tell you heartless
NOT ILLEGAL to kill a cat! Comments By: Woodsman on 2011-08-13
Why do you cat-advocates always bald-faced LIE SO MUCH AND SO OFTEN? If there's ONE thing I have learned in all of this: If a cat-advocate is talking then they are LYING. They've never failed to prove this true.

I suggest YOU look up laws across the land. Shooting cats is one of the MOST HUMANE methods available and is even a more humane method when done right than terrorizing trapping and animal-shelter methods. One moment they are happily stalking defenseless animals to cruelly torture again, the next they are dead and don't even know what happened.

Get any .22, or CO2 air-rifle that shoots at 700 fps or more and use pointed vermin-pellets for better penetration. If using an air-rifle then go for an instantly fatal chest-shot instead of a head-shot. The slower projectile speed might just bounce off a cat's hard skull. I would highly recommend that you also outfit your firearm with a good illuminated-reticle zoom-scope with a large aperture for use in dusk to dawn conditions when feral-cats are the most active. And to also outfit your gun with a laser-sight for precision aiming. A laser-sight will allow you to aim precisely even in the dead of night when you can't even see your target through the scope. You'll usually only get one shot each when ridding your land of cats with a firearm, make it count. (By using a laser-sight and good scope I've not wasted even ONE bullet yet.) If you miss that cat may never return and it'll just go off spreading more diseases, torturing and killing more wildlife, and breeding out of control somewhere else. These accessories will also ensure that the animal dies a swift and painless death.

If there's one thing I can't stand is to see ANY animal suffer (even cats) -- unlike *ALL* cat-lovers that love nothing better than to have all wildlife tortured to death by their cats.

TNR and cat-advocates are not only cruelly torturing cats, but also all wildlife they inflict their cats upon. Their cats literally clawing the guts out of any wildlife to use it as an agonizingly and slowly dying twitching play-toy for their cats. And as soon as all the "fun" has drained out of their play-toy, they go on and find another one to torture. This is no different than if cat-owners went to a pet-store and bought canaries and hamsters then threw them at their cats to watch their cats tear them apart for their amusement. What about all the native predators that depend on all those animals for their ONLY food? Their cats cause all those animals to SLOWLY STARVE TO DEATH. TNR and cat-advocates' cruelty to animals knows no bounds.

It's all pretty simple: Shoot cats to STOP all the cruelty to animals that is being caused by cats and their criminally-irresponsible advocates.

Comment in response to Pam Comments By: Neil on 2011-08-25
You can not have any children.

You do not realise the problems associated with cats fouling especially in our children’s play areas. I am fed up with cats fouling in my garden; I have two alarms and still can not keep them out. I have three children and even found cat facieses on my children’s climbing frame.

Wake up get a grip think of the children, and not the cats especially when the owners obviously do not care, or they would keep them in there own gardens.

Cats carry and can cause some serious health issues.. Are you aware of that?

Why also do dog owners have to be responsible for cleaning up after?

And cat owners do not say that cats like to roam, because dogs were the same before we domesticated them. .

Time for owners of cats to be fined for allowing there cats to foul in gardens and streets.

Law on cats Comments By: Justin Taylor on 2011-08-30
Having read some of the comments here, some people are going down a dangerous path. Their ideas might be illegal, so before proceeding, best course of action is to find out what you legally cannot do.
A couple of useful links:
For UK

how to discourage cats Comments By: Ian Stuart on 2011-08-30
get a child's water gun and shoot the cat with water, even cats that like water will go away. btw remember the biggest polluter of the garden is humans.the biggest killer of birds ANYWHERE in the world is humans.
Poisoning cats will pollute (poison) the ground that cats are buried in. and will poison the environment and birds that many people are going on about.


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