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Has anybody found an effective way of deterring cats from the garden?

I'm sure somewhere on my property is a sign in cat speak that reads 'Public
Toilet'. A good part of my time gardening is spent clearing up their mess (I
thought they were supposed to bury it).

I would be quite happy to shoot them but feel the law may not agree with my
view that they are vermin and should be eradicated.

Do the pellets work or has anyone tried those ultrasonic device?

Any tips much appreciated.

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Has anybody found an effective way of deterring cats from the garden?

I'm sure somewhere on my property is a sign in cat speak that reads 'Public
Toilet'. A good part of my time gardening is spent clearing up their mess (I
thought they were supposed to bury it).

I would be quite happy to shoot them but feel the law may not agree with my
view that they are vermin and should be eradicated.

Do the pellets work or has anyone tried those ultrasonic device?

Any tips much appreciated.

Mel.


Water is the best deterrent. Either get yourself a water pistol or find a
device that sets off a water jet as a cat walks past it - warn the family!
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Has anybody found an effective way of deterring cats from the garden?

I'm sure somewhere on my property is a sign in cat speak that reads
'Public Toilet'. A good part of my time gardening is spent clearing up
their mess (I thought they were supposed to bury it).

I would be quite happy to shoot them but feel the law may not agree with
my view that they are vermin and should be eradicated.


I'm sure if that is your opinion then a lot of people wouldn't mind shooting
you

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"ave" wrote:

I'm sure if that is your opinion then a lot of people wouldn't mind
shooting you


Quite a few have tried and two have succeeded.

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On 28/6/08 22:42, in article ,
"Astral Voyager" wrote:

Has anybody found an effective way of deterring cats from the garden?

I'm sure somewhere on my property is a sign in cat speak that reads
'Public Toilet'. A good part of my time gardening is spent clearing
up their mess (I thought they were supposed to bury it).

I would be quite happy to shoot them but feel the law may not agree
with my view that they are vermin and should be eradicated.

Do the pellets work or has anyone tried those ultrasonic device?

Any tips much appreciated.

Mel.


Water is the best deterrent. Either get yourself a water pistol or
find a device that sets off a water jet as a cat walks past it - warn
the family!


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"ave" wrote:

I'm sure if that is your opinion then a lot of people wouldn't mind
shooting you


Quite a few have tried and two have succeeded.


Someone here wants to see you....

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0stuff/Tom.jpg


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I'm sure if that is your opinion then a lot of people wouldn't mind
shooting you


Quite a few have tried and two have succeeded.


Someone here wants to see you....

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t...0stuff/Tom.jpg


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LOL brilly, I love it :-)

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Has anybody found an effective way of deterring cats from the garden?


I'm sure somewhere on my property is a sign in cat speak that reads 'Public
Toilet'. A good part of my time gardening is spent clearing up their
mess (I
thought they were supposed to bury it).


I would be quite happy to shoot them but feel the law may not agree with my
view that they are vermin and should be eradicated.


Do the pellets work or has anyone tried those ultrasonic device?


Any tips much appreciated.


Sprinkle a little aluminium ammonium sulphate on the affected areas.

It's not expensive, and you can order (say) 500g or so from a good
chemist, or look in the Yellow Pages for a chemical distributor (such as
Hay's), and they will supply it.

It's quite harmless, and its constituents when degraded are beneficial
to plants, or of no detriment to them.

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On Jun 28, 10:42 pm, "Astral Voyager" wrote:
Has anybody found an effective way of deterring cats from the garden?

I'm sure somewhere on my property is a sign in cat speak that reads 'Public
Toilet'. A good part of my time gardening is spent clearing up their mess (I
thought they were supposed to bury it).

I would be quite happy to shoot them but feel the law may not agree with my
view that they are vermin and should be eradicated.

Do the pellets work or has anyone tried those ultrasonic device?

Any tips much appreciated.

Mel.

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Mel, try moth balls broken up into small pieces and scattered around
the garden, it worked for me.

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On Sun, 29 Jun 2008 04:21:08 -0700 (PDT), Judith in France
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On Jun 28, 10:42 pm, "Astral Voyager" wrote:
Has anybody found an effective way of deterring cats from the garden?

I'm sure somewhere on my property is a sign in cat speak that reads 'Public
Toilet'. A good part of my time gardening is spent clearing up their mess (I
thought they were supposed to bury it).

I would be quite happy to shoot them but feel the law may not agree with my
view that they are vermin and should be eradicated.

Do the pellets work or has anyone tried those ultrasonic device?

Any tips much appreciated.

Mel.

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Mel, try moth balls broken up into small pieces and scattered around
the garden, it worked for me.


Make some very dilute Jeyes or Armillatox in a watering can and
sprinkle it around everywhere, grass, paths, beds anywhere. It won't
hurt them but they won't go near it.
I had a cat doing his business on my front lawn every night but after
the above remedy it's been clear for 5 weeks now.


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On Sun, 29 Jun 2008 04:21:08 -0700 (PDT), Judith in France
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On Jun 28, 10:42 pm, "Astral Voyager" wrote:
Has anybody found an effective way of deterring cats from the garden?


I'm sure somewhere on my property is a sign in cat speak that reads 'Public
Toilet'. A good part of my time gardening is spent clearing up their mess (I
thought they were supposed to bury it).


I would be quite happy to shoot them but feel the law may not agree with my
view that they are vermin and should be eradicated.


Do the pellets work or has anyone tried those ultrasonic device?


Any tips much appreciated.


Mel.


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Mel, try moth balls broken up into small pieces and scattered around
the garden, it worked for me.


Make some very dilute Jeyes or Armillatox in a watering can and
sprinkle it around everywhere, grass, paths, beds anywhere. It won't
hurt them but they won't go near it.
I had a cat doing his business on my front lawn every night but after
the above remedy it's been clear for 5 weeks now.

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I wonder if that would work for chickens? my neighbour has enough to
feed the 5 thousand and for some reason they love rolling around and
making dust baths in my garden!

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Astral Voyager wrote:

Has anybody found an effective way of deterring cats from the garden?
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Yes. The ultra sonic cat scarers do work. It keeps them out of your
garden, and doesn't hurt them.
If your garden is contained behind a good fence or well grown hedge it
works even better.

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Has anybody found an effective way of deterring cats from the garden?

I'm sure somewhere on my property is a sign in cat speak that reads
'Public Toilet'. A good part of my time gardening is spent clearing up
their mess (I thought they were supposed to bury it).

I would be quite happy to shoot them but feel the law may not agree
with my view that they are vermin and should be eradicated.


I'm sure if that is your opinion then a lot of people wouldn't mind
shooting you


I take it you are a cat owner that doesn't care where his cat shit?
Shooting or poising the vermin is probably the only humane way of
getting a cat from your garden.
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- wrote:
Make some very dilute Jeyes or Armillatox in a watering can and
sprinkle it around everywhere, grass, paths, beds anywhere. It won't
hurt them but they won't go near it.
I had a cat doing his business on my front lawn every night but after
the above remedy it's been clear for 5 weeks now.


VERY VERY dilute though, eh, or Mel will kill or harm everything it
comes into contact with.

Eddy.



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