How to stop cats fouling the garden

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nitintejuranitintejura Forumite
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Hi

Can anyone please let me have some tips on what is the best remedy to stop cats fouling, I've used the powder you get but that only lasts for a short time. I've also seen lots of electronic devices which only cats can hear.

Thanks for your help in advance.


Nitin
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  • Paul_VarjakPaul_Varjak Forumite
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    I onjce got some green pellets to stop the dog messing up the garden. The dog ate them!
  • Cjcat04Cjcat04 Forumite
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    Hi

    Can anyone please let me have some tips on what is the best remedy to stop cats fouling, I've used the powder you get but that only lasts for a short time. I've also seen lots of electronic devices which only cats can hear.

    Thanks for your help in advance.


    Nitin
    Well, we have ended up with a combination of things as it was our own cats causing the problem and it's a really hard one to solve.

    1. Clear the area, if they are weeing, did up the turf and put it on the garden or somewhere you don't mind them going (they follow the scent). Net off the area so they can't return while you sow some new seed.
    2. The Electonic bleepers that only cats hear, we got one from Homebase for 29.99. Works quite well but need to be very careful on position
    3. LION ROAR - it came from our local garden centre and apparently smells like Lion Poo to the Cat who is afraid of lions so stays off the area. It's the only one out of all the get off's and powders that we found to work.

    Followed these three steps and have no problems now . Took about 3 months so keep persevering with whatever method you choose. If it's your own cats, try a litter tray too.
  • burnham1burnham1 Forumite
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    I have this problem as well, today as I was weeding the garden, the cat across the road was following me and digging holes where I was turning the soil and leaving me more little presents just as I was cleaning up the old ones. Before I have tried sprinkling white pepper as the smell puts them off, but any other hints would be very helpful.
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  • trace-jtrace-j Forumite
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    Ages and ages ago my mum bought some pepper pellets for this very purpose, can't remember where they were from. Might have been Wikinsons? Only problem with pepper need to reapply everytime it rains.
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  • robowenrobowen Forumite
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    Cjcat04 wrote:

    3. LION ROAR - it came from our local garden centre and apparently smells like Lion Poo to the Cat who is afraid of lions so stays off the area. It's the only one out of all the get off's and powders that we found to work.

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    This is a joke............right ?????

    I nearly wet myself when I read that !!!! no offence .

    Cat's can't read, don't watch tv, can't travel overseas or to the zoo. How do they know what a Lion is ?? why would they be affraid of something they havent seen, heard, smelled or read about. ?

    And if you transplant 'peed on' turf somewhere else... and cats will follow the scent, does this mean we can expect a garden full of lions when we put this lion poo down ??

    Honest......no offence intended, but there is too much material here for a comic !!
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  • Orange peel. Cats hate the smell, it does work and won't harm anything else. It's also very healthy eating the oranges beforehand, so everyone's a winner!!
  • BeclesBecles Forumite
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    Thanks for the tip. Someone elses cat keeps pooing in my front garden. Then my dog goes out and rolls upside down in it :eek:

    I've been wondering if I could stop the cat, as I'm fed up with bathing the dog!
    Here I go again on my own....
  • robowenrobowen Forumite
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    Becles wrote:
    Thanks for the tip. Someone elses cat keeps pooing in my front garden. Then my dog goes out and rolls upside down in it :eek:

    I've been wondering if I could stop the cat, as I'm fed up with bathing the dog!

    Perhaps an ideal solution would be to get your self down to whipsnade and buy a Lion.
    Maybe then the cats would realise you mean business !!
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  • chalky_bertiechalky_bertie Forumite
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    Hosepipe / water pistol could do thr trick if you can catch them. A metal cat thnig that lookes exactly like a cat but with marbles as eyes seems to work (from betterware). I put netting down all over my empty plant beds until summer. I know this sounds 'orrible but every time the cat comes into the garden at a place I then go out and put barbed wire all over the fence to stop it and if I actually see one in the garden a small but heavy enough stone seems to do the trick (not hit one yet!)

    CATS go and crap in your own garden!
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