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08/09/2012 at 12:05

At present im useing keep off blue gell its working fairly well,the moth balls also seem to work and are cheaper  they are believe it or not made of eastern red Ceder and every 4/6 monthes should be rubbed with fine sand paper to refresh the disgusting smell and not a lotof people know that ?? i also put this question up a few days ago and got only  silly replies ,im going on the net to serch for this lion stuff good luck

08/09/2012 at 12:09

plant garlic in your borders or lavender they dont like strong smelling plants

08/09/2012 at 17:48
I've tried the garlic to no avail and the orange peel. They're toughies, my cats! I'm definitely going in search of some Roar as it comes so highly recommended. I'll let you know how it goes - watch this space.
13/02/2013 at 20:13

Hi, I have a problem with the neighbours cats, (11 in total). They keep messing on my drive, ( not even on a lawn or flower bed) and by my frontdoor. Whenever I go out, or come home from work it's like i'm walking through a minefield! They have ruined my fence which has now fallen apart, and used my gate posts as a scratching post! I am at my wits end! 

I may soon be up for murder, not sure who to get to 1st the careless owners, who can't be bothered to take responsibility for there animals mess or the cats!

13/02/2013 at 20:17

If you put cats into the search box-this comes up

http://www.gardenersworld.com/search/forum/cats/

So as you can see a common problem -there may be a solution there if you plough through the responses

13/02/2013 at 20:18

thanks

14/02/2013 at 21:00

I've found Pepper Dust works a treat after only 2-3 days, but needs to be reapplied if it rains. Cheap enough though.

Like others have mentioned, I also place short lengths of cane/sticks in between young plants so they can't get into a clear patch easily.

My parents have used the ultrasonic system and say it works brilliantly. Doesn't harm any wildlife, nor the cats, but they hate the sound. Problem is, some people with sensitive hearing can (apparently) hear the noise too!

When I see a cat trying to make its toilet in my beds, I pull out the hose and aim it at them - they are normally out of the garden before I've even turned the water on 

14/02/2013 at 22:05
14/02/2013 at 22:31

Water does work. I used a spray to train my cats not to do stuff I didn't want them to do. Can't really deter them from pooing in my garden as they'd go in someone else's which wouldn't be fair. I do keep them off my raised beds though with a combination of fleece, string and old CDs - helps to keep the birds and squirrels off too.

My daughter bought a high velocity water pistol to keep two stray cats out of her garden. After a few soakings they got the message!

14/02/2013 at 22:46

A water scarecrow attaches to hose pipe and squirts water when the movement sensor is triggered; can be moves around; works 24/4 - don't go for the other cheaper options, they are a waste of money. Works with foxes too but the postman may be a problem if you are using it in the front garden! They are expensive but worth it. I have had mine for years - shop around as the prices vary.

http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&tbo=d&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&q=contech+water+scarecrow&oq=contech+water+scarecrow&gs_l=hp.3..0i30j0i8i30l2.2444.9479.0.12448.23.21.0.2.2.0.94.1249.21.21.0.les%3B..0.0...1c.1.3.psy-ab.eccp-FR7M7s&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.42452523,d.d2k&fp=527f2f31e79ff8b6&biw=1920&bih=929

 

15/02/2013 at 00:07

dam cats have the same problem. if not leaving there mess all over my gravel there digging up my pots or trying to root out my bins and also killing the birds,the amount of cat that are around in my garden is about 10-12 of the dam things neighbours must collect them for fun. had my way id use a shot gun to control them.only kidding.

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