I don't think nerf gunning them is a bad either either - as long as its not close range. The only drawback to this is that the projectiles are likely to end up as cat toys - they do in our house: When LeBoyfriend and our Nephew start a Nerf fight Enzo is always the winner with the most chewed and shredded Nerf darts... BB and air guns are a no no though.
Or if you have a stupid cat like mine who seems to enjoy chilli.... It's not just the Garlic plants he has a fetish for - he chews the budlea, my Acer, the Chilli plant in the kitchen, the grass... I've caught him with his head in our Chilli con carne before now.
timbo343 (15th May 2013)
Find out whos cat(s) it is, then save up a months worth of the crap and then deposit it all over their garden in one go.
Do you have your own cat? If so, get the cat to use the litter tray for a week and remove the poo only...take the litter tray and spread it around the garden, it is like a concentrated form of cat spray so it will be marked as another cats territory and they will not use it.
If that does not work, then use an ultrasonic device, works a charm.
I had a cat who used to eat curry. He would take a bite, flick his head and decide "Oooh I like this!" and take another bite. Repeat.
Not sure I'd recommend using it in a spray though. Water alone tends to be sufficient deterrent to cats and used in training. Chilli spray risks getting into the eyes or backside of the animal and causing it distress. Not sure if diluting your own urine might work on cats, worth a shot (no not to spray! >.< ). You dilute it enough so you cannot smell it but animals can and they stay away, my grandfather used it on his allotment for keeping foxes away by watering the boundary (though cats are domesticated so might not work as they are accustomed to human smells). Failing that, you can buy chemical mixtures that contain traces of wild animal urine to pour on your boundary to keep pests away and make them think they are walking into a wolf pack's territory or something equally nasty.
It's gross but a natural remedy.
Last edited by CAM; 15th May 2013 at 01:23 PM.
Our cat is primarily an indoor cat, and we switch it off when the cat goes in the garden (only in the spring/summer)
I've also heard egg shells can be useful for keeping cats out - they don't like walking over them.
Though I suspect that a few good months of rain (for example: summer) might bury them in the soil and diminish the effect.
Whilst I may have exceeded the recommended 'scatter' (even i did not like the smell) I do not regret it.
Cats don't even seem to come 'through' the garden anymore. A couple of quid well spent!
timbo343 (16th May 2013)
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