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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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People walking their dogs Comments By: sick of dog owners on 2009-06-20
What about the people that walk their dogs and let them crap in your yard, and then just continue walking leaving the crap behind! Stray dogs, stray cats are difficult to control, but a human way needs to be used if at all possible. But there is NO EXCUSE for these lazy dog owners to guide their dogs to crap in somebody elses yard! Let 'em crap in their own yard!!!!!
 
TRY THIS!! Comments By: Aleksandra on 2009-06-24
I bought "Critter Ridder" from home depot or lowes and it really works.
 
Get rid of them! Comments By: bonbon on 2009-06-28
I absalutely hate the cats scaring the birds away in my garden. So every time i see them i go mad and throw a box of stones at them. Just now my son threw a box of pegs and the cat jumped away into the road. Shame it didn't get run over.

Any way to get rid of them without scaring birds away too?

 
i had it with cats Comments By: lynn on 2009-06-30
every moring when i wake up and go outside i can smell cat shit by my front door i hate cats i wish i can poison them and i would if i could every day theres a pile and i mean a big pile of crap help i dont know what to do going crazy
 
CATS Comments By: ANON on 2009-07-06
I sincerely feel that cats should have licenses just as dogs do. If it touched the pocketbook of cat lovers they would have fewer of them. Also, more strict local laws governing situations that fall under nusiances. Our neighbor has 30 cats. I feel he has a real MENTAL problem. He will feed the cats and go without eating himself. There is something wrong with that picture. Our local Humane Society will not help at all. The brothers and sisters are breeding. He has a nice bunch of idiot cats. Finally, cat licensing would be more revenue for the state.
 
Cats in my garden.... Comments By: anon on 2009-07-10
Cayenne Pepper, Moth balls, $40+ of "Critter Ridder", & Vinegar, have done nothing to get rid of this one cat that insists on using my fron garden as its personal toilet. I cannot sit outside all day & night waiting to hose this stupid cat. Maybe I should turn the hose on the owner!!! If someone would be so kind....please run over the little @!&#. The only thing left is to trap "DAMIEN" the cat.....and let it out miles away. I am sick of cleaning up after someone else's animal. I am also amazed at the ignorance of some of the cat lovers on this site.
 
Cats in my garden.... Comments By: anon on 2009-07-10
Cayenne Pepper, Moth balls, $40+ of "Critter Ridder", & Vinegar, have done nothing to get rid of this one cat that insists on using my front garden as its personal toilet. I cannot sit outside all day & night waiting to hose this stupid cat. Maybe I should turn the hose on the owner!!! If someone would be so kind....please run over the little @!&#. The only thing left is to trap "DAMIEN" the cat.....and let it out miles away. I am sick of cleaning up after someone else's animal. I am also amazed at the ignorance of some of the cat lovers on this site.
 
best choice Comments By: lockey on 2009-07-31
i have read all of these comments and most of them have made me laugh, no offence meant to any one who has been writing them, but yeah ill get to my point, the best answer to get rid of cats and keep them from your garden is to fill up clear plastic bottles or clear glass jars with water and place them around your garden they may not be very attractive but i would choose them, to cat shit any day of the week.
 
This works! If you can stomach it (You'll be fine). Comments By: Kevin Lewis on 2009-07-31
I've tried my method above, and it seems to work! I was hoping someone would do the donkey work for me but alas, it fell to me! I'm telling you poor fellow sufferers out there, get a feral cat cage, bait it, and pee all over the aforementioned trapped moggy for a day or so before releasing it back to its grateful owner. I guarantee that either its dishevelled state and unpleasant aroma will deter the said cat lover from ever contemplating allowing their beloved angel out of their sight, or the psychological trauma that accompanies such a dousing will render said cat's willingness to roam free as nothing to the horror that awaits it in the wrong garden! If any cat is foolish enough to chance their luck again, I'll take my "correction" to the next level, and save a bowel movement for them to enjoy; as I've had to endure so many of theirs, it seems only fair! Trust me, it works! And it's oh so satisfying; I've never had such an enjoyable wee!
 
Kill the shitters Comments By: CAT-H8 on 2009-08-03
I HATE CATS. IF I COULD I WOULD SHOOT THEM. The cat lovers that don't see this as an issue must have extreemly disgusting personal hygiene themselves.
Ive got kids that play in my garden. Every time i plant a new plant the next morning there is cat shit under it or around it. God help the cats if I catch them. Im going to report my neigbour to the environmental health. Shes Got more than 9 cats. Theyve pisssed all over the outside communal (grassy) area. its dead. They shit in my front garden, they shit in my back gaden.. As its my property i have a right to defend it and my children from anything that causes harm and cat shit does. So you cat lovers can whine all night like your cats but you better hope that they come home in the morning.

 
Fed up with CATS Comments By: Maikel Bell on 2009-08-03
I'm absolutely fed up with all your pet cats hanging around in my yard. I can see up to three of them at any one time in the yard with at least 10 different cats crusing through the property during the day. They shit all through my gardens (scuffing up all the wood chips and stones so they have to be groomed constantly), shit on the lawns and NO THEY DON'T COVER IT UP! I get cat shit splattering everywhere when I do the lawns! They rip open my rubbish bags and scatter bones around the place, they get under my house, they wake me up all night with their fighting and mating right outside my bedroom window. They get on my car and scratch the paint. Most mornings I find one sitting on my outdoor table when I open the curtains licking itself and making itself right at home. I don't care what you cat lovers say, your filthy cat has no right to be in my yard doing whatever it pleases. Control your animals or deal with the consequences cause I ain't putting up with it anymore.
 
Toxoplasmosis Comments By: Boggle on 2009-08-14
Don't be too hard on the poor cat lovers - they are probably brain-damaged by infection with the same parasite their darling moggies are spreading around the neighbourhood. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toxoplasmosis
 
Paracetamol of course! Comments By: bonbon on 2009-08-14
After reading that Para tablets are harmful to that, that sounds like the key! It's the cheapest option as just 1 tablet can cause harm and hopefully discourage the monster from coming back. Maybe hide it in some pet food? If it's a big problem, put several bowls out with more tablets in them!

Now i can feed my feathered friends again.

 
Cat problems Comments By: Charles on 2009-08-18
well my neighbour has about 7cats and they keep having more and more kittens its driving me nuts,i cant walk in my garden without stepping in cat poo,i had a cat myself and i do love them but it was being attacked and mauled daily by my neighbours cats so i was forced to give him away,is there any way to prevent them from entering my property without having to harm them?also the cats seem to be very wild in nature so capturing isnt so simple .
 
I have tried everything Comments By: ben on 2009-08-24
I have also tried everything possible to get rid of my neighbours cat poo in my garden. When I moved in the cats were using the scrubby lawn as a stopping off ground as they were going home. Little pests. I love animals too but with a baby on the way, I dont want it showing daddy what its found in the border. The best thing I've found is a motion detecting water sprayer..works a treat until you forget its still on..or sprays next door neighbours fence..Still trying to find a humane solution, ..oh, I tried half filled plastic and glass bottles, the cat just crapped next to it and covered it over...time for the live bait trap I think.
 
Cats are vermins Comments By: Hannah on 2009-08-24
Yes, they absolutely are. My next door neighbor have about 12 of them and they keep multiplying. They are all over my roof, carport, car bonet, front & back garden, under my house, on top of my fence. Regardless how hard I try to keep my place clean, we always find cats feces and all the rest everyday. So, I look for solution. RSPCA and local council refuse to do anything about it due to "we don't have the resources for that, you need to..blah blah blah". So we're back to square one. I have been looking up for advices in the last year or so. These are what I got so far, thought I share them because I know how painful it is to go through the cat problems.
We can do the following :
1. Place plastic water bottles around the garden (does not work with all cats)
2. Nailing 2-inch PVC piping along top end of the fence
3. Nail sheets of tinfoil along the top end of the fence due to cats dislike seeing moving images, especially of a cat.
4. Sprinkle coffee grounds on garden beds, they are also good fertiliser.
5. Place 10 drops of a citrus-scented oil in 2 cups of water, then pouring it into a spray bottle. Spraying this mix where the cats often go.
6. Plant rue (a colorful plants) in your garden, cats hate the scent of this plant.
7. Run a thin piece of wire or string along top of garden fence like a tightrope. It needs to be fastened sothat it sits about 6-inches above the top of your fence.
8. Barb wires does not look pretty, but keeps the cats from climbing up your fence to get to your garden
9. Buy some motion-controlled sprinklers (costs a bit unfortunately) for your garden. Cats hate to be wet.
10. Plants cats hate are Geraniums, Marigolds and Petunias.

Hope one day we'll be able to enjoy our garden without having to pick up cat feces first.

Cat lovers, would you please think of these things first before having a cat. Thanks.

 
like a cat on a hot tin roof Comments By: Timmy no cats on 2009-08-25



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