other peoples freakin cats pooping on my lawn – how to stop?!!?!?!
Don't own a cat but lots of people round here do – result is much poop scooping before mowing the lawn or enjoying the garden – I hate it and find it bloody annoying clearing up after other peoples pets.
Unfortunately I don't have time to lie in wait and snipe them with a super-soaker, so has anyone got/heard of ways to stop it or should I just get over it?Posted 8 years ago
Do cats ever actually shit it their owners garden? Ive often wondered when scraping the turd off the blades of my mower 👿Posted 8 years ago
Its really starting to do my head in now, but I cant bring myself to shoot the buggers, seems a little harsh for a bit off poo. Anyway, I'd also be intrested in any non leathal deterants people can surgest. Not them ultrasonic things though, I can hear them.
I have researched this…..Posted 8 years ago
The only thing you can do with a large area such as a lawn is to keep the grass really short, they don't like it as much as longer grass.
I have had some success keeping them from $hitting on my gravel driveway by spraying jeyes fluid on their favourite area, this seems to work, but probably not good for a lawn.
What about a garden sprinkler in the middle of the lawn, fed from a hose that has a washing machine fill valve spliced into it, which is triggered by a security light PIR sensor. Maybe even attach a bell so you get to watch the bugger being drowned….Hmmm, actually thats a good Idea, I might have a go at that when the weather perks up and the frost's gone 😀Posted 8 years agommbMember
had the same issue myself a few years back,citronella oil mixed with water in a spray bottle, sprayed around garden, is natural oil and harmless to plants and cats alike (they just don't like it!), failing that some people just use citrus fruits scattered around the garden (rinds leftovers etc.)citronella oil is available in health food shops and places that sell oil burners,aroma therapy goods etc, alternative to this would be an ultrasonic emitter designed for this purpose available from homebase,b&q,hardware shops etc. my favourite is the airgun approach.Posted 8 years ago
You can already buy the auto water sprayers, "scarecrow" i think they are called.
Once you have caught the filthy vermin in your live animal trap, you have a few options:
1. Attach a note to its collar advising its owner that if caught on your property again, the cat will not be returned.
2. "own" the cat by repeatedly urinating on it whilst in the trap. This is the ultimate humiliation for cats, and may keep it away from your territory.
3. Release the cat in a galaxy far,far away………..Posted 8 years ago
Dave V – Brilliant! I personally like number 2! But I may just buy one of these water sprayers! http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=370092764624Posted 8 years agosoulwoodSubscriber
We bought large bags of dried chilli flakes from a local Asian spice shop and sprinkled it in the favourite areas. It was fun watching my nextdoor neighbours cat licking his paws after visiting us!
You have also got to make them realise that they are most unwelcome in your garden by chaisng them out with lots of noise when you see them, regardless of what they are doing so they get the message, so you don't get their little messages …
Dried lion poo is available on line and a friend has used it with success.
But our ultimate success was moving 80 miles north to a predominantly dog owners area, so the only problem now is dog s$$t on your tyres after a ride and being chased through the park …Posted 8 years agopetefromearthMember
our neighbours cat is known locally as the pooer
he poos alright! and digs up anything i attempt to plant in the flowerbeds
if i see him i tempt him towards me, then get the hose out. that usually keeps him away for a week or two. unfortunately i can only carry out these patrols at weekends!Posted 8 years agowest kipperMember
I hope you get some success, beb, by using some of the more humane methods suggested.Posted 8 years ago
However, I'm increasingly concerned by Dave Vanderspeks hostilitude to my feline pals. Do you think that all that time spent Vanderolling on yer heid has turned you into some sort of animal torture fantasist? 🙂mudsharkMember
I seem to remember hearing that if you leave anti-freeze out they'll drink it – they will die though so not so good maybe. I caught one up a tree and gave it a good drenching with the hose; was quite funny really as looked quite pathetic after that. Yeah it's mean but they kill small birds so doesn't really compare to that.Posted 8 years ago
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