Posted: 03/05/2012 at 08:58
I too take umbrage with the local cats, inc 2 next door, we have hedges down both sides, that are about 7 foot high, with a garage cum shed at the end - so we are reasonably protected. I spent all day yesterday, making it more difficult for them to enter our garden at the two weak points that we have. I fitted some Ironwork type shelf brackets, with washing line threaded thu. The 'hope' is that they will be unable to get a clear run from the top of the one fence panel that is not covered by hedge, and will go elsewhere. I have witnessed cats jump from ground level, to the top of a 6 foot panel, and have also seen them trying to climb up thru the inside of the hedge, to get to the Blackbirds nest that appears every spring. I have plastic fence spikes, but have refrained from fitting them, due to possible legal raimifications, especially as the owner next door, is a copper. I have tried menacing black cat scarers, which appeared to work well, for a few months, until they got used to them, and now ignore. Sonic detectors? - you would probably need several, and it would cost a fortune in batteries.