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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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reading through the comments I am not surprised that the world is as it is. Total selfishness resulting in cruel solutions. Few people have said that they should try to negotiate with the owners and share a solution. Also cats bury their poo if there is poo on the surface there is something wrong. To the lady who daren't open her window has she thought of clearing it up so she can open her window and talking to her neighbour??
Why are you all so intent on destroying the animals?? What sort of people are you?

 
Cats...wat are they for? Comments By: The Cats Ass Whisperer on 2008-09-16
The only good thing a cat is for is to catch mice, apart from that they are useless, selfish smelly intolerable things! A kick in the arse keeps my neighbours cats at bay....and provides me with some much needed humour in this otherwise dreary life :)
 
Get a fish pond !!! Comments By: Anon on 2008-09-17
I found a cat in my fish pond after it tried to get the fish fell in and couldnt get out.....stupid thing, but i didnt have any bother with that one anymore!!!!
I have even found a cat in the house, now if i wanted a cat i would have got one! but the best thing to get rid would have to be a shot gun!!!!only joking, horrible smelly animals!

 
Cats Comments By: Jeff on 2008-09-19
Fill a <<<+++REMOVED BY TIPKING+++>>>...which would be great
 
the devils animal Comments By: claire on 2008-09-22
carpet rods :-) all the other stuff dont work...:-( it's a waist of time and money..and as for all you stupid people with cat's get a litter box!! you dont care about what us people has to go through maybe we should piss and SHIT in your garden and outside you're frontdoor..let you smell all the lovely smells we smell from you're bloody cats!!!
 
Amazing Comments By: Julie on 2008-09-24
To the girl that left the comment about people being selfish, I don't think so. I am tortured with a cat who chooses to come into my house and spray everywhere. I don't have grass, my property is all flags. I chose to put a little tree in a pot by my front door, the cat craps in it all the time and DOESN'T bury it. I have three young children so it is a health issue. If people can't control their cats, why should I have to put up with it. Its getting to the stage where I will harm the thing, as my patience is wearing thin. I am usually very tolerant but if you're having to clean up some other persons dirty animal crap on your property on a daily basis, it wears you down. What's more important, my kids health or some stinking animal that's not controlled?
 
cat owner Comments By: dermot on 2008-09-24
I own a cat myself and love him dearly, but I'm not too fond of his and other cats 'presents' for me in the garden...the smell is realy bad, but i suppose it's something I just have to get used too !!
 
shoot the owner Comments By: ANON on 2008-09-24
Shoot the owner of the bloody cat,then they wont be able to feed it.Therefore it should starve to death and die of natural causes.So you wont get into trouble with the RSPCA or the cat liberation army.
 
Had it with cats too Comments By: SickOfCats on 2008-09-25
To Clarissa & 'Anon' (and any other cat owners who think the comments here are 'selfish' or 'cruel) - your attitude is like most cat owners - you just don't care what damage your animals are doing to other peoples' property, or how much work or trouble or expense YOUR animal is causing someone else - but god forbid if they should dare to remove your precious kitty.

YOU are the ones who are being selfish by not caring at all about your neighbors & their right to enjoy their own property without YOUR pet destroying it constantly!

If you feel that your cat should be allowed to roam in my yard - fine. But then YOU take the RESPONSIBILITY for it, after all, it's YOUR cat, not mine! YOU come to my house several times a day, every day, and clean up any poop that your cat has left, YOU pay for the cleaners/deodorizers that I must use to remove the urine stench on my deck and outside furniture, YOU pay the replacement cost of plants and property that your cat has destroyed. It's not my cat - why should *I* keep cleaning up after it day in & day out?

If YOU, as the cat's owner, won't take TOTAL RESPONSIBILITY for what YOUR cat is doing to your neighbor's property - then you have no justification in saying that your neighbor shouldn't take the cat away so that it no longer causes trouble.

I should NOT have to clean up after SOMEONE ELSE'S pets every day!!! 'cats like to roam' - well, too bad - they shouldn't be allowed to roam freely through other people's yards, destroying everything and making an awful stinky mess. If you want to let your cat be outside, then fence your yard and add 'cat-fencing' along the top so that it must stay in your own yard. If you cannot be a RESPONSIBLE pet owner, and take proper care of your animal (i.e. - ideally keep it indoors where it is safe & where it will not bother other people), then you have no right to own an animal!

I dearly love animals - I'll even trap a mouse, rat, or snake or other 'pest' animal & release it in the wild away from people - I've even trapped a few small rattlesnakes & removed them from my yard, rather than killing them. But I'm fed up & SICK of these durn cats - spraying them with water only scares them away for the moment - they end up coming right back, pepper, oranges, etc can't be spread over every inch of my property, and doesn't seem to have much effect on them anyway.

I WILL start trapping the cats & removing them from my property. I've talked to the owners to no avail - they are pretty much like Clarissa and 'anon' - they don't see that it's a real problem, so they won't do anything - their cat's "rights to roam" are apparently more important than anything else.

I'm fed up & no longer will tolerate my property being ruined by SOMEONE ELSE'S so-called 'pets'. If they can't take genuine responsibility for the nasty beasts, then I'll do whatever I have to do to protect my property and get things back to where I can use my own deck, yard and garden again. If that means carting the beasts off to the shelter, or releasing them in the woods 20 miles away, so be it. But they will now be physically removed from my property as fast as I can catch them - this has gone on for several years now & I've had it.

I never thought I'd get to the point in my life where I actually hated any kind of animal, but I am starting to develop a genuine hatred and loathing for cats (and particularly their irresponsible SELFISH owners!)

 
flea drops Comments By: cat hater on 2008-09-27
get some nice cooked meat, chop it up small enough for cats to eat.
Mix in some dog flea drops (its deadly to cats) and sprinkle meat where you know the cats will find it.
It does kill.....so beware..you dont get caught.

 
MY CATS FOULS OTHER PEOPLE GARDENS Comments By: Anon on 2008-10-05
I own 2 cats, and they love the outdoors, they get very upset at staying in the whole day, and I know they roam other people's properties, I hate that too, and I do know that I would definitely get upset at other people's cats roaming my garden, what can I do to prevent them from doing this, someone mentioned cat-fencing, where can I get that, and if I fenced my garden, would they not simply go over the fence?
 
Don't Use Poison! Comments By: John on 2008-10-07
Please DO NOT leave poisoned bait around because you could end up killing something else like a bird etc.
Still looking for the best solution to keep the cats out though - they are NOT WELCOME!

 
Cat crap!!!! Comments By: Anon - UK on 2008-10-23
Cats crap stinks - they dont bury it and its usually waiting by my front door when i get home. i hate it with a passion and have got to the point where i would do just about anything to stop it. reading the comments across the web it seems that there isnt a simple solution - except killing the cats. this is something that id rather not have to resort to but if the crap on the doorstep carries on then who knows.

the owners should be more responsible for their cats, i wouldnt let my pet dog crap in someone elses garden. and when walking a dog its an offence to leave a turd if your dog lays one. you have to pick it up and dispose of it responsibly. it should be the same with cat owners. i dont want your cats crap!!!! if it carries on then all i can say is that their has been a few 'good' ideas at 'stopping' it from happening again on these comments.

 
I HATE CATS!!!!!! Comments By: Teresa on 2008-10-25
I used to like cats until I moved to our new house. It's like a bloody creche here. What is the purpose of a cat???? All they do is cry all bloody night long when we are trying to get some zzzzzzzz's. Then we have to face the stench of cat shit & piss in the morning. Their irresponsible owners don't give a damn even. Best thing to do is pick the crap up when it's dark and throw it over the neighbours garden. We've bought a black metal cat from e bay which is a really good deterrent. It's screwed to the front wall of the house. Well worth 6.99. It's so much fun too as the cats just stare at it for ages and then runs away shitting itself. Ha Ha. We still see the cats but they don't come near the house anymore. Cat owners keep your horrid animals in your own bloody properties. Why should we have to put up with your mess AAAAAAAAAAAGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHH
 
Driven to tears by cats! Comments By: Kay on 2008-11-08
I have lived with my husband and three small children in our home for 3 yrs with no problems. My husband built me some lovely raised beds and the children 8,6 and 3 and I grow our own veggies and berries all year round. A lady recently moved in across the road and brought 2 cats with her. Unfortunately it is my garden they like and they do their buisness here - inbetween our veg and salads. I am 8 months pregnant now and have worrryingly come into very close contact with cat mess many times weeding and harvesting. My children ahve been upset as their little crops have been unusable where cats have dug their buisness into their patchs. Tried Tea bags, water, hissing and chasing, sound devices. I am so upset that someone could be so inconsiderate to my children and unborn baby. She seems to see if I chase the cats off so she must see if they come in! Is there a law against taking them off? Im happy to politely warn the lady of my intention and confess to its whereabounce once it has been taken but I am not happy to allow it to go on. I am going to first ask the lady to remove its mess from my garden every time I find it or see it there though and see if she is willing. x
 
There should be laws on cats too! Comments By: A dog lover on 2008-11-15
I am so sick and tired of having to clean up my neighbors cats' crap. Sometimes I would spend hours scooping up their crap, hosing down the place and sprinkling the affected areas w/cat repellent powder from the pet store. I've already spent a lot of money on that plus my time. I've already talked to my neighbor but to no avail. There should be responsibility placed on cat owners'too. I have a dog and I can't let my dog run next door and poo in other peoples' front yard. If we can start charging cat owners for all the trouble their stinky cats are causing, I bet we won't really have this crap of a problem. Cat owners are the most irresponsible people in this world. The victims should start dumping cat crap in their owners' yards so they can start taking responsibility.
 
CAT MESS Comments By: MARY STONE on 2008-11-23
I AM NOT SELFISH, I DO NOT HATE CATS OR ANY OTHER ANIMALS, BUT WHY SHOULD I HAVE THE PROBLEM AND EXPENSE OF TRYING TO CLEAR UP CATS MESS. THEY DIG UP MY GARDEN,. LEAVE AN AWFUL SMELLY DEPOSIT AND TREAT MY GARDEN AS IF IT WAS THEIR OWN. THERE MUST BE A SIOLUTION IN THIS DAY AND AGE, BUT AFTER READING EVERYONES COMMENTS ON THE PROBLEM THERE SEEMS NO SOLUTION..
WHAT I FIND UPSETTING IS THAT SOME CAT OWNERS SEEM TO THINK WE ARE UNREASONABLE FOR NOT LIKING THEIR CATS CRAPPING IN OUR GARDENS. IF I KNEW WHERE THE CATS LIVE THAT DO THIS IN MY GARDEN I WOULD BAG IT UP AND RETURN IT. I KNOW THIS WOULD NOT STOP THE PROBLEM BUT IT WOULD MAKE ME FEEL BETTER.

 



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