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Old 06-11-2015, 03:53 PM
 
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I shall have to use some of these to get the cats in my neighborhood to stop using the area under my porch as their personal litter box. Especially now that it is getting hot out the smell is getting out of control.
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Old 06-11-2015, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Des Moines Metro
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I planted catnip and cat grass in the back of my yard along the lot line, plus I have a raised garden bed that is loamy back there. The feral cats hang out there and leave the rest of my yard alone.
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Old 06-12-2015, 02:59 PM
 
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I would not use mothballs toxic to cats and the environment. I'll second the chicken wire suggestion. I used it to keep my indoor cats out of my large potted plants.
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:14 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Keep the top soil damp via a light sprinkling of water.....they like soft DRY soil to cover their mess while a Dog just takes a DUMP.

I always had a cat years ago and that is what I did and a dog that I had to clean up after....cat no problem.
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:19 PM
 
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Cats are like the honey badger! Just don't give a.....
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Old 06-12-2015, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Kansas
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Human urine works. We just use a empty Cool Whip container and "fill it" and take it out to the area where they are "going". You also water down the urine I think the ratio is 8 parts water and 1 part urine and it is actually healthy for the plants. Fertilizing with human urine - [Veganic Agriculture Network] and How To Use Pee In Your Garden They find us as offensive as we find them evidently. Also, keep a pitcher of water handy and throw it on them when you see them in the yard.

Cats doing this can ruin your yard. I know a woman who had that happen. She could not get the house sold. It was not her cats that did it. She tried everything but by the time it smelled bad enough that she felt she needed to do something, it was too late.
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Old 06-12-2015, 06:41 PM
 
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I had the exact same problem once in the flower beds by my front door. After trying orange peals, several commercial "cat-b-gone" type products, and cayenne pepper, everything else I read about with no consistent success, I got a motion-activated sprinkler. Took about a week and that solved the problem! After getting a couple of shots of cold water the cat never came back, and it's been a couple of years now. Doesn't hurt the cat or the environment, either. Doesn't require collecting or sprinkling garage around or buying and cutting chicken wire, etc. Worth every penny!
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Rocks. Cats will not dig through rocks.
Oh, I disagree...a neighborhood cat just poops right on my gravel walkway with no digging at all.
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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Human urine works. We just use a empty Cool Whip container and "fill it" and take it out to the area where they are "going". You also water down the urine I think the ratio is 8 parts water and 1 part urine and it is actually healthy for the plants. Fertilizing with human urine - [Veganic Agriculture Network] and How To Use Pee In Your Garden They find us as offensive as we find them evidently. Also, keep a pitcher of water handy and throw it on them when you see them in the yard.

Cats doing this can ruin your yard. I know a woman who had that happen. She could not get the house sold. It was not her cats that did it. She tried everything but by the time it smelled bad enough that she felt she needed to do something, it was too late.
I don't think I could get close enough to my cat visitors to throw water on them, esp since I started growling at them. I might get a Super Soaker water gun and squirt them with water...or I could fill it up with human urine.

We had a cat die of anti-freeze poisoning once...I will never understand the need to let a cat outdoors.
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Raleigh NC
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I had the exact same problem once in the flower beds by my front door. After trying orange peals, several commercial "cat-b-gone" type products, and cayenne pepper, everything else I read about with no consistent success, I got a motion-activated sprinkler. Took about a week and that solved the problem! After getting a couple of shots of cold water the cat never came back, and it's been a couple of years now. Doesn't hurt the cat or the environment, either. Doesn't require collecting or sprinkling garage around or buying and cutting chicken wire, etc. Worth every penny!
$69.99 at Lowes and Home Depot. Guess I'll have to stick with my super soaker while I save my loose change.
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