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Justin Hopkins
Mummy Muddy Paws wrote (see)

Get a water scarecrow.  That does the job, the ultrasonic cat repelling efforts are a waste of your money.  The contech one looks the best, I will be getting one of these in a few months when I move, as I KNOW the house I'm moving into is used as a public latrine for most of the furry vermin (cats) in the area.  You connect the water scarecrow to the hosepipe, place in the area of your garden you want to protect, and it squirts a jet of water at anything the motion detector picks up.  As you aren't in the garden at the time, the cats start to associate that area of your garden as having bad mojo (they go there and an odd thing squirts them with water), and give it a wide berth.

I'm a dog person and not really a cat person, I have kids and don't want them coming in after playing out covered in cat poo, it's bad enough picking up dog poo, but I knew I'd have to do that when I got the dog, I do get fed up of picking up cat poo (dog is old and can no longer catch the buggers).

What you're suggesting is impractical and a waste of everyone's time and money.  The horse has expired, stop flogging it and lay out some readies on the contech scarecrow, then come back all excited and tell us you've figured out how to keep out cats.



Just did a search on this scarecrow thing, wish I had heard about it before as I have just spent £50.00 on sonic devices, not yet used them as I have only had delivery today.

The only problem with these that I see, is that you have to have the hose connected all the time. As my garden is mostly lawn with the flower beds in the middle I would have to have the hose laying on the grass, that would cause yellowing if not moved every day and a bit of hassle when it comes to cutting the grass.

But, if it works, I guess it would be worth it.

As I have just purchased the sonic things I will give them a try first. But thank you for being polite, and understanding. Its obvious most of the previous responants were "cat people".

Makes me laugh really. I know that the e-petition will not change the law....all I wanted was to raise my voice and get it heard. 

I rather like CHARLIE NOVEMBERS entry as well, and maybe he has a point....I am always being told to get rid of cats, to get one of my own.....Charlie, do you know where I can buy a tige or a lion from? That would sort the problem out....but then I wouldn't be able to use the garden then either....LOL.

Oh the petition as almost gone into double figures....hahah....Take care people. 


Buy a decent quality hose and then bury it in your lawn.  No unsightly  hose, no yellow grass, no hassles and no cats.  You might want to make a bit of small flowerbed or something underneath it, to make sure you don't accidentally chop off the bit of hose that has to come up to the scarecrow to connect it.  Make sure you turn it off whenever you go down the garden.  Or don't bother trying to remember, once you've been soaked a couple of times, you WILL remember to turn off the tap.  Not compatible with the hoselock aquastop or autostop or whatever it's called, so make sure you use a cheap & cheerful connector.

At the risk of upsetting the cat lovers on here, there's more than one way to skin a cat.

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