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Posted: 26/05/2015 at 12:29

I had expensive bamboo fencing in one area, and they decided to break holes in the bottom of it. Even when i cover the hole with heavy rock, I come to find the rocks moved!


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 09:39

Norfolk none of those have a lasting effect, as we have a lot of rain in the UK. Also, where they jumped over a fence, they then start coming underneath any gap. They do anything to go for the birds you see.


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 08:00

btw - I didnt think they'd drink, as they seem to stay away. In which case, maybe I will just pour it on to the teabag without the pots. Then they will just stay away.


Posted: 26/05/2015 at 07:54

Dovefromabiove I hear what you are saying but it was a last resort. The amount of money I have spent is ridiculous and due to other peoples animals coming into my garden. Can you imagine what it's like to have years of other peoples pets treat my nice garden as a toilet or trample my plants. One time they knocked over a bird table and smashed it too, as well as scaring away all the birds I try to attract.

I have to wear gloves all the time because they spray all over, and then I find poo at various places in the middle of my nice garden areas, that I have to clear away when I don't have pets that is infuriating, and all over the place. And why, because of my pets, no? Because of other peoples.

I have tried to do it the nicer ways, nothing works, they keep doing it so don't learn despite me using say the water pistol, you'd think they'd get the message.

The final straw was two news cats visiting, and then for the past year, EVERY DAY one cat will spray the front and back of my car bumper, EVERY DAY very early in the morning, which is disgusting. If my car was newer I'd be livid, because it is probably doing damage.

The last action was one cat started spraying my front door. I would open the door each morning to the smell of urine, a patch on the door, and where it has dampened the doorstep, very unsightly. Why should I have to keep washing my car and door everyday? Whoever is the pet owner needs to take responsibility and control their cat somehow.

As well as that, the pots I had in the front, they would poo in it, and put urine, there is a strong stench of urine, I ended up using the jeyes to cleaning the area first.

I don't have any way to keep a water supply on to some areas of my garden or the front areas so that is not an option to use a water scarecrow in those areas, and too many entry points. Plus I have 7 different cats visiting my garden before.

If there is any other solution you can suggest I'd gladly try it where no water supply is needed, but until then if I want to keep my garden clean its only Jeyes working so far.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 21:44

Bearded Iris2.... what you need is a water pistol. That works too, but then only when you see them and act quick enough, lol.

Interesting her cats are used to it. But other neighbouring cats probably arent.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 21:32

p.s. I suggest you wear rubber gloves, don't get it on your skin either.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 21:11

Just checked the 300ml tin is:

£3.00 in Asda

£3.40 in Tesco

£3.50 Wilkinsons at the moment.


Melody2 just an idea, when you get it, try diluting and washing your paving stones with it first as its a patio cleaner, that should do the trick also and keep them away.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 21:07

Angel/Melody2, over the years I've tried lots of things, costly doing it too. Last summer I came across this Jeyes fluid method with teabags.... so far working while they are fresh stinking. Cats can't stand them and steer clear. I think after awhile once they realise its a stinky area, they learn not to visit.

The Jeyes fluid I think was about £4-7 for a small tin can (its in a tin can as its strong cleaner type stuff), and this tin lasts ages, because it takes awhile for the smell to fade. (Compared to when I used pepper types or chilli powder, they worked, but as soon as it rained, you have to reapply).

Rain doesn't seem to wash the smell away either, which is fab, and means it's long lasting.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 20:59

They must jump over from some point. You could put it at the base of where you see them jump. Failing that if you leave the pots there by the brown patches you will see, they will run away.

The only problem is you'll have the pots in sight and if you are sitting in your seats you wont have fresh air it will be the stink of these.

Some people just use the tea bag and dab a bit on and leave it in place. In a way it will biodegrade too. I think it may work, but it really stinks too for us as humans.

Let us know how it goes.


Posted: 25/05/2015 at 20:27

ps. you can put the small pots at each entry point. Obviously if you have young kids, take care they know not to touch them.

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