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#1030889 --- 05/29/09 06:53 PM Keeping CATS out of a fenced in GARDEN
reilley Offline
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there is a cat that has been a PITA to us ..Now it has gotten in to our garden again and is digging plants up and pooping GGGGRRRR.
So what can I use to keep it out.
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#1030912 --- 05/29/09 07:31 PM Re: Keeping CATS out of a fenced in GARDEN [Re: reilley]
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A dog.

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#1030982 --- 05/29/09 08:53 PM Re: Keeping CATS out of a fenced in GARDEN [Re: Tiger Lily]
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a .410 guage.
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#1031012 --- 05/29/09 09:49 PM Re: Keeping CATS out of a fenced in GARDEN [Re: Rick-the-Builder]
reilley Offline
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it must sneak in at night ... I use to see it sneaking around during the day but it got smart and comes at nite.
If I could hit a broad side of a barn I would use a paintball gun,bb gun but crap I aim for gophers and hit the shop,not even the barn which they are right by it !
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#1031032 --- 05/29/09 11:21 PM Re: Keeping CATS out of a fenced in GARDEN [Re: reilley]
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I used this product to keep cats away from the bushes where the bird feeder was. It seemed to work. I put a little powder in old knee high stockings and tied them in various places on the bushes.

http://www.critter-repellent.com/cat/cat...CFQOIFQodUHP9Bg

http://landscaping.about.com/od/pestcontrol/a/cat_repellents.htm

One scent repellant is ammonia. Cats and dogs generally do not like the scent of ammonia and it can be a great method for keeping cats out of flower beds. You can fill small jars (such as baby food jars) with diluted ammonia and bury them up to the rim in your flower garden. Bury until the rim is level with the soil. Place them here and there throughout your garden.


Citrus is a good scent repellant. You can toss your orange or grapefruit peels into the flower beds and this can help to repel cats.


Another possible scent repellant is blood meal.
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#1031167 --- 05/30/09 10:15 AM Re: Keeping CATS out of a fenced in GARDEN [Re: SilverFox]
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I've know people to put moth balls down, cats hate them...the people I know that do this says it definitely works.

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#1031170 --- 05/30/09 10:26 AM Re: Keeping CATS out of a fenced in GARDEN [Re: Red High Heels]
reilley Offline
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cool ,moth balls it is ..I will try that and see about that stuff called shake away
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#1031176 --- 05/30/09 10:53 AM Re: Keeping CATS out of a fenced in GARDEN [Re: reilley]
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The stray cats in my neighborhood pushed the moth balls out of the way. I had 1 stray cat climb or jump my fence into my garden. I did have catnip planted there and it ate it right down to the roots and never came up again. I kept making the fence higher and it would climb it. I stopped planting catnip and haven't had the problem since. The cat is still in the neighborhood too.

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#1031424 --- 05/30/09 10:05 PM Re: Keeping CATS out of a fenced in GARDEN [Re: sassyone]
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I had a cat that used to dig up the same petunia plant and potty. I would plant it and he would dig it up. I tried moth balls. He still did it. I tried citrus peels and he still did it. Finally I gave up.

The stray cats hanging around the bird feeder disappeared after I used this powder http://www.critter-repellent.com/cat/cat...CFQOIFQodUHP9Bg
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#1033643 --- 06/04/09 09:28 PM Re: Keeping CATS out of a fenced in GARDEN [Re: SilverFox]
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hook up the old electric fencer from the cattle days. A real good one is the weed chopper, that should do the trick.

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#1033807 --- 06/05/09 09:20 AM Re: Keeping CATS out of a fenced in GARDEN [Re: Spanky]
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#1033900 --- 06/05/09 12:08 PM Re: Keeping CATS out of a fenced in GARDEN [Re: Dakota]
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Most effective way to deter cats or any animal from an area, and it's humane:
http://www.multivet.net/en/products/ssscat/

I used it to teach them to stay off the counter, and after 2-3 times, all they have to do is see the can. It can be set to beep and spray, then just beep and the cat gets the warning, but you may need more than one depending on how big the garden is.

It may be cheaper on Amazon.com.


Edited by Kitty (06/05/09 12:10 PM)
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#1534993 --- 10/18/19 09:21 AM Re: Keeping CATS out of a fenced in GARDEN [Re: reilley]
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I did a google search and found the tips here: https://verminkill.com/get-rid-of-cats/

Become a dog owner, place chicken wire, install motion-activated sprinkler, place spike mats in garden, spread crushed pepper, mulch the garden, use strong odor repellent like vinegar and ammonia and plants like rue, lavender and rosemary and Coleus.

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