The Garden Community for Garden Lovers
 
jules8

By Jules8

West Sussex, United Kingdom Gb

Does anyone know of an effective deterrent for cats as my garden is covered withs cats faeces which my children end up treading in?




Answers

 

What a shame for you and the children. This question comes up here so often - do a search on cats in the site's own search box, you should find some suggestions and help, though probably no guarantees.

6 Apr, 2010

 

I have had the same problem, but I sprinkled some garlic crystals over the areas that they used as a toilet a week ago, and so far they havent been back. It was recommended to me so thought I would give it a try.

6 Apr, 2010

 

Often (though not always) common rue (Ruta graveolens) will repel cats. IME, one plant will protect an area about 5 m wide, at least while it is growing. It's a pretty, ferny perennial, too.

7 Apr, 2010

 

I had this problem too, i solved it by using JEYES FLUID, small pots of it buried in strategic areas around the garden, it has a strong smell and cats hate it, cats basically remember where their toilet area is by smell detection, the JEYES will mask that smell with a stronger one of its own. Depends tho on how old your children are, if they are young and inquisitive then this might not be an option as they could find the pots of fluid, it can be rather messy if it gets on the skin.

Hope this helps,

Paul

7 Apr, 2010

 

if you have a friend with a dog it mite be worth borrowing it for a little while.give the cats a head start and get him to chase them out or get a powerfull waterpistol and weight for them . cats have good memories . i never get cats to my knowladge .

7 Apr, 2010

 

Are you sure it is cats as they bury their faeces... at least all the cats i know do.

7 Apr, 2010

 

your right moon grower they do .perhaps the kiddies are doing a bit of digging or perhaps as you say it isnt a cat.

7 Apr, 2010

 

Thanks everyone!! Yes it is definitely a cat as we have at least five in the area who use our garden. I know that it is very difficult to control cats in this way but it is getting to be a bit of a problem. My neighbour has a massive dog but the cats still use their garden as well!! I will give it all a try!!

7 Apr, 2010

 

good luck

8 Apr, 2010

 

Hi Jules there is a Cat/Dog Garden Repelent called "Get Off"! Its a Green Jelly & works great in My Friends Garden u can buy it @ Wilkisons Stores about£3 a Bottle :) Hope this helps ? :)

8 Apr, 2010

 

there was also something in the Focus store we visited yesterday. But the best thing is not to have bare ground... cats need to dig prior to defecating so if your ground is covered with plants, grit, decorative bark it will help to deter them.

8 Apr, 2010

How do I say thanks?

Answer question

Related photos

  • Hi!!
    Janey
  • Meet little Tilly
    Clarice
  • Jo-Jo
    Mcmneil
  • Let me in!!!
    Sewingkilla

Related blogs

 


Related questions

Not found an answer?