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Old 12-21-2010, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Aberdeen
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It only started a few weeks ago, and I'm tired to scoop it - I thought if it is removed they'll stop.

I've yet to see the cat....

It can't be a dog as it is inside our fenced back yard.

How to make our lawn less attractive to this cat???

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Air soft gun will get'er done. Shoot at the butt. The noise alone will make it not want to come in.

Of course, getting a dog would work best.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:50 PM
 
Location: The Greater Houston Metro Area
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RentaRottweiler?
There is some thing to sprinkle in the beds that cats hate - but I don't rmember what it is.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:54 PM
 
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mothballs.
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Old 12-21-2010, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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A supersoaker water gun might do the trick. At least it'll be good for laughs.
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:16 PM
 
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I've heard black pepper in the yard, but I have no idea if it really works.
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Old 12-21-2010, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Where I live.
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It only started a few weeks ago, and I'm tired to scoop it - I thought if it is removed they'll stop.

I've yet to see the cat....

It can't be a dog as it is inside our fenced back yard.

How to make our lawn less attractive to this cat???

Thanks in advance!!
I solved my problem by using a Havaheart trap, and having animal control come pick it up.

It had no tags, and I was sick of having my expensive ground cover ripped to shreds. This was inside a padlocked, 6-ft fenced garden.

If I happened to see the cat in the garden, a water hose worked very nicely.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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spread black pepper all over, especially flower beds
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:32 PM
 
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I solved my problem by using a Havaheart trap, and having animal control come pick it up.

It had no tags, and I was sick of having my expensive ground cover ripped to shreds. This was inside a padlocked, 6-ft fenced garden.

If I happened to see the cat in the garden, a water hose worked very nicely.
You do realize that animal control probably had to put the cat down. The Havheart trap doesn't prevent that from occuring. Glad your ground cover won't be getting ripped though. Otherwise you might have to walk on grass. It was probably worth it.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:40 PM
 
Location: Where I live.
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You do realize that animal control probably had to put the cat down. The Havheart trap doesn't prevent that from occuring. Glad your ground cover won't be getting ripped though. Otherwise you might have to walk on grass. It was probably worth it.
The ground cover was in the garden over dirt to prevent weeds.

Why should I have to put up with other people's cats coming in my enclosed fenced yard?

My dogs are kept enclosed, and they don't bother others. This was in Midland, after weeks of trying to catch the cat to spray it with water so it wouldn't come back.

Midland has a leash law for cats as well as dogs. Just because people don't pay any attention to it does not mean that I should have to put up with their damage.
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