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    Cat deterrents

    Since moving in with Mrs CRM her house is now our house, her garden is now our garden, which means that I have a greater interest in getting rid of the dirty cats that cr@p all over the flowerbeds, lawn, even concrete paths sometimes. Anyone have any suggestions short of trapping the things and releasing them onto a busy motorway?

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    Re: Cat deterrents

    Quote Originally Posted by CheesyRobMan View Post
    Anyone have any suggestions short of trapping the things and releasing them onto a busy motorway?
    sprinkle chilli powder over they areas where they do their needs. They hate the smell apparently.

    Orange peel as well apparently.

    Can vouch for the chilli powder, never tried the orange peel though !

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    Re: Cat deterrents

    I've heard of all kinds of solutions including human urine, but none of them seem to work. Where I used to live we had a small zoo up the road and our neighbours tried using tiger poo as that's meant to work, but it didn't.
    The only thing I've ever known to work, is having a cat. In all the years I had a cat, we never once had a problem (the neighbours without cats did though!) .

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    Re: Cat deterrents

    Quote Originally Posted by Gav View Post
    Where I used to live we had a small zoo up the road and our neighbours tried using tiger poo as that's meant to work, but it didn't.
    Sounds like the solution would be worse than the problem? (I cleaned out a tiger's cage once - not the sort of stuff I'd want to put on my garden...)

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    Re: Cat deterrents

    Water - hose pipe, super soaker or one of the automated devices like this http://www.podington.co.uk/cat-dog-c...deterrent.html

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    Re: Cat deterrents

    i can vouch for the supersoaker. Great fun trying to hit them off the back garden fence when they stop coming into the garden.

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    Re: Cat deterrents

    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn View Post
    (I cleaned out a tiger's cage once - not the sort of stuff I'd want to put on my garden...)
    you can buy it online

    http://www.silentroaronline.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beowulf View Post
    you can buy it online

    http://www.silentroaronline.com/
    The silent roar pellets are soaked in real essence of lion dung and are then dried and sterilised.
    Definitely sounds less messy than tiger poo from the local zoo!

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    Re: Cat deterrents

    Quote Originally Posted by Lynn View Post
    Definitely sounds less messy than tiger poo from the local zoo!
    Imagine if their advert said they brought a lion to your garden for the day - so much cooler and 100 percent guaranteed to scare pussy cats.

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    Re: Cat deterrents

    You could try Coleus canina (Also known as Plectranthus caninus) which was fairly widely available in garden centes last year. No idea if it works.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plectranthus_caninus

    Also, plant closely and don't leave large bare areas of cultivated soil. If there is lots of leaf cover there is less available loose soil for cats to leave you a little surprise present in.

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