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Waynester

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5,376 posts

147 months

Thursday 17th May 2012
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What's the best method of stopping cats crapping in my front garden?
I have tried heavy weed killer in the hope the smell puts them off, but the rain washes it off...I don't think it worked anyway.

Any suggestions..Is there an 'anti cat-crap' spray I can use?

& no, I can't sit in my garden, on a swivel chair with a shotgun...J Carrot style. wink

RobDickinson

17,244 posts

151 months

Thursday 17th May 2012
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Fresh lion droppings apparently works...

TonyTony

938 posts

55 months

Thursday 17th May 2012
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Waynester

Original Poster:

5,376 posts

147 months

Thursday 17th May 2012
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Ah haaa....its you, you're the guilty one! ^ ^ ^ I'll get you for this, just see if I don't! mad








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Famous Graham

26,553 posts

122 months

Thursday 17th May 2012
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Another cat.

Might backfire though.

R39S1

824 posts

107 months

Thursday 17th May 2012
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A few things that help. Cats go back to the same area so you need to get rid of the poo and the smell, coffee grounds are pretty good for that job.
Slug pellets also work quite well as a general deterrent don't know why they work but we use them on the gravel areas very successfully. HTHthumbup

RizzoTheRat

12,876 posts

89 months

Thursday 17th May 2012
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If you're not in a hosepipe ban area get a Scarecrow, they're fantastic. PIR activated sprinkler that hoses anything that comes in to the garden. Admittedly it got the Girlfiend and I more times I saw it get cats, but it completely stopped the little sods stting all voer our lawn last year. Unfortunatly I won't be able to use it this year frown

Jabbah

1,000 posts

51 months

Mats

247 posts

139 months

Thursday 17th May 2012
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We purchased a dog. Okay it's different $h!t that you have to pick up in a bag but there is less of it and you know when it is going to happen. I loved watching our dog chase the cats out of the garden to the point that they dont even bother venturing in anymore. Obviously not an ideal solution. Lions droppings work to a point but it did not deter the cats for very long. I absolutely detest cats. They $hit on everyone elses doorstep but their own. Sorry OP Dog or catapult.


  • Disclaimer I am not advocating the use of a catapult against cats or anything else living** smile
Also we purchased a megasonic. It just did not work. I used to stand in my kitchen watching the local cats walk right past it.

Pixel Pusher

9,201 posts

56 months

Thursday 17th May 2012
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Lounge answer: Landmines.

For when it gets moved to ACG&S: http://www.garden4less.co.uk/cat-repellent-rods.as...

cv01jw

872 posts

92 months

Thursday 17th May 2012
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Capture the cat and sell it here:

http://www.webuyanycat.com/index.asp

Kermit power

18,060 posts

110 months

Thursday 17th May 2012
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Jabbah said:
No! Not one of those! Not unless you want your neighbours to hate you! furious

Some old git on our road has one of these. Inaudible to the human ear my arse!!! Everytime I walk past the sodding thing on the way to the station, I get blasted with a skull-piercing shriek! I thought hearing sensitivity was supposed to drop off with age, but I can still hear the fker perfectly at the age of 41! irked

Of course, my neighbour can be pretty reassured that I won't crap in his garden, but then I never particularly intended to do that in the first place.

RizzoTheRat

12,876 posts

89 months

Thursday 17th May 2012
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Jabbah said:
That looks identical to the one I had. One of the neighbours cats stopped and looked at when it triggered befroe continuing to stoll accross the lawn, and wenth through a set of batteries a week

Munter

26,280 posts

138 months

Thursday 17th May 2012
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Kermit power said:
Jabbah said:
No! Not one of those! Not unless you want your neighbours to hate you! furious

Some old git on our road has one of these. Inaudible to the human ear my arse!!! Everytime I walk past the sodding thing on the way to the station, I get blasted with a skull-piercing shriek! I thought hearing sensitivity was supposed to drop off with age, but I can still hear the fker perfectly at the age of 41! irked

Of course, my neighbour can be pretty reassured that I won't crap in his garden, but then I never particularly intended to do that in the first place.
They do work well on cats. I can't hear my mothers (she has about 10 of them it seems. The garden is birds only!), and I couldn't hear them in my youth either. I suspect you neighbour has a defective one.

OP I'd go with one of these.

Edit: not that one though. Battery powered my arse. Get one that plugs in.

Kermit power

18,060 posts

110 months

Thursday 17th May 2012
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Munter said:
They do work well on cats. I can't hear my mothers (she has about 10 of them it seems. The garden is birds only!), and I couldn't hear them in my youth either. I suspect you neighbour has a defective one.

OP I'd go with one of these.

Edit: not that one though. Battery powered my arse. Get one that plugs in.
I don't know if it works on cats, but it certainly works on me and small children! My wife, however, is oblivious to it.

Mr-B

626 posts

91 months

Thursday 17th May 2012
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cv01jw said:
Capture the cat and sell it here:

http://www.webuyanycat.com/index.asp
Haha, that's a "real" website, I thought it was going to be a dead link as you had just changed the name but there is a genuine site. OK not genuine in the sense they will buy any cat but you know what I mean.

I heard that cats don't like many "strong" smells, citrus being one of them, so you could try spreading the peel from a lemon in the areas where they are crapping? Haven't tried it myself but it might be worth a go.

Simpo Two

63,049 posts

162 months

Thursday 17th May 2012
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Famous Graham said:
Another cat.

Might backfire though.
As long as it's outside it can do what it wants biggrin



Learn to like cats/get a cat/move house. One of those should do it!

Who me ?

5,856 posts

109 months

Thursday 17th May 2012
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Kleenezie do a product. I have used diluted ammonia. In rear garden used a hose with an inside tap. Now ,cats get heart attack when a 11.5Kg bundle of fury comes charging out of door ,intent on presenting us with furry slippers. He tells us when they're around, and he even terrorises them from the car . ( On a jovial theme, you could get some humane traps ,catch cat ,and transport to near a farm .)
The problem with cats is that although their crap can carry the toxicaris bug, those that shout hardest are cat lovers. If it could be proved that some kid lost it's eyesight from contact with cap poo, then something might get done . ( But possibly only if the cat was exceeding the speed limit at the time )

paintman

2,729 posts

87 months

Thursday 17th May 2012
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Two types of toxocara roundworms, canis(dogs & foxes) and cati(cats) so don't forget to get your dogs & cats wormed regularly.
http://www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/InfectiousDiseases/In...