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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
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    You need to refine your trolling powers...
    you might look back at a certain @RoF
    Now there's a good stirrer!!
    NOTICE:- @witch is urging me on.

    Anything said / done / seen / heard from this point on, is her fault. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    I know someone who advocates pepper or chilli powder as their solution but that seems a little harsh/cruel [this from someone who is not a particular fan of cats]

    Also I think that its effectiveness would be lost after rain?
    You mix chilli powder with water and put it into a super soaker, then you spray the cat, it runs off. When its safe it decides to clean itself and then it gets the suprise.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunnyknight View Post
    NOTICE:- @witch is urging me on.

    Anything said / done / seen / heard from this point on, is her fault. lol
    Actually, I was pointing out that your efforts at trolling have been largely pathetic - but you believe whatever you want to....

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    I know someone who advocates pepper or chilli powder as their solution but that seems a little harsh/cruel [this from someone who is not a particular fan of cats]

    Also I think that its effectiveness would be lost after rain?
    I don't think it's harsh or cruel to use a naturally occurring deterrent on a cat - if the pepper or chilli irritates their nose then they learn to keep away. I don't think that's a bad thing tbh. Just like it's not harsh or cruel to soak a cat that is turding on your lawn (as long as it's not the middle of winter as they could end up with hypothermia).

    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.

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    Scent Off Cat Repellent Gel this works well, I used it to get rid of a massive fat ginger cat that was upsetting my indoors cats by sitting on the window ledge outside and goading them

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    Quote Originally Posted by witch View Post
    Actually, I was pointing out that your efforts at trolling have been largely pathetic - but you believe whatever you want to....
    Will do

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    +1!!

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nephilim View Post
    If that does not work, then use an ultrasonic device, works a charm.
    Is that not a bit cruel on the cat you now have.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    I know someone who advocates pepper or chilli powder as their solution but that seems a little harsh/cruel [this from someone who is not a particular fan of cats]
    My mum used to put pepper down the garden path when I was a nipper to ward off the neighbourhood strays...

    Quote Originally Posted by DeltaBravo View Post
    A dog?
    She now has two dogs, which seems to be working better. Me, I have a first floor flat so Cats are not a problem but if they were I'd go for...

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    Another +1

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    Our cat is primarily an indoor cat, and we switch it off when the cat goes in the garden (only in the spring/summer)

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timbo343 View Post
    I was wondering if anyone could suggest a good deterrent for cats in the garden. My garden has become a s*****g ground for the 8 cats in the area and oh, a making love place too. Not somehting i really want to see on a monday when ive just got up.
    I had the same problem and whilst I had thought of employing many of the earlier suggestions, I gave this a go...

    http://www.robertdyas.co.uk/P~156163...atter-Granules

    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!

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