How can I prevent cats coming into my garden?

Local cats are coming through my garden and are using our garden as not only a toilet but also they are often fighting each other and "singing" during the night. Now some of you out there may find these animals loveable but I however really can not tolerate any more of their late night X-factor style auditions. Please let me know what are the most cost effective way is of removing these foul creatures from my garden, thanks.

Asked By: twdrummer80 - 9/14/2006
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Well water is all well and good but if you want them to stay away when you're not there or at nighttime, then orange peel sprinkled around where they normally go (ie: where you find the droppings) cats hate it... More
Answered By: Clairy - 9/14/2006
Additional Answers (34)
you can get sprays that deter cats from areas. Ask in a vets.
Answered By: thejollybrewer - 9/14/2006
spray them with water
Answered By: sammy - 9/14/2006
get your self a dog
Answered By: Nick N - 9/14/2006
a rat catcher ait rifle will always deter the litttle feckers just pop one of those little lead pellets into the cars a rs e and wolla no more moggies
Answered By: sweatyhelmet - 9/14/2006
There are lots of products that you can buy: Sprays Special plants that deter cats and dogs, they are plants made just to smell bad to the animals. Marigolds work for rabbits...not sure about cats. You can also put some garlic around. Good luck
Answered By: andicohoon707 - 9/14/2006
get a shot gun
Answered By: Tony J - 9/14/2006
Hi How about spraying Mountain Lion urine around your home and garden. It'll scare them off coming anywhere near you! Alternatively try Bobcat, Coyote, Wolf and Fox. And you think I jest? - LOL
Answered By: DemonicaB - 9/14/2006
Plant catnip or basil. If you're up at night - throw rocks at them - the cats will equate pain with not returning back to your garden.
Answered By: Orthodox_Ted - 9/14/2006
I use a pellet gun and bury the target behind the garage
Answered By: Richard J - 9/14/2006
place half bottles of water in different places in your garden, it scares them off
Answered By: julie s - 9/14/2006
but what you could do is sing along with them,who knows you may become buddies. then you could just ask them to keep out .
Answered By: edward - 9/14/2006
Use (male) human or dog urine as a repellent, Keep away from food items.
Answered By: Sparky - 9/14/2006
put coffee grounds out of a coffee machine on the dirt in your garden i had that problem but they stopped once the coffee grounds were on the dirt
Answered By: ishy2002 - 9/14/2006
Use fly spray regularly on the boundary they hate the smell I use it on my bin bags to stop them.
Answered By: Goldfish - 9/14/2006
its always going to be the 2 litre bottle filled with water pull the labels off then stick them round the garden.
Answered By: mad4maiden20 - 9/14/2006
There are products you can buy at pet stores to help with this problem. One is called Repel the other is Boundary. They work like a charm. It comes in a granular form and you sprinkle it around to keep the animals away. It is inexpensive and the only down side is that you need to reapply it weekly and after heavy rains... More
Answered By: One N Only Rox - 9/14/2006
by a cat. lol. no, seriously, cats are very terratorial, and if you get your own, it will see that no cats enter your garden.
Answered By: matthew j - 9/14/2006
This is beginning to be a problem in some cities. I live in Defiance, Oh. Its a smaller town. Average I guess. But the town has passed a law stating that all cats have to be on a leash if their outside. The town nearby has also made a new law. If a cat is found outside then it will go to the shelter. You will have to... More
Answered By: blueroan2000 - 9/14/2006
Place moth balls on top of the dirt or you can shave into flakes.
Answered By: windhorse_98 - 9/14/2006
Sprinkle chilli pepper on the soil.
Answered By: chezzyando - 9/14/2006
Buy some tiger poo from Whipsnade zoo.
Answered By: Ben Dover - 9/14/2006
aaah leave the kitties alone they aint hurting noone.
Answered By: Dreamer - 9/14/2006
Hi there...Common odours that are effective deterrents for cats are... More
Answered By: ♪♫ Seattle ♫♪ - 9/14/2006
first of all it isn't the cat's fault it is their owners who let them outside, so start there or just call animal control, they shouldn't be outside to roam around on their own anyways. Leash laws do apply to cats as well.
Answered By: macleod709 - 9/14/2006
My local zoo sells Lion Poo manure! It'll make them think there's a d**n great big cat around and they'll leave your garden alone. Alternatively a squeezey bottle with water and a little lemon juice (jif will do!) - I'm quite a good shot now. (and I have a cat!)
Answered By: K J - 9/14/2006
seasoning salt it burns their nose so they will learn to stay away
Answered By: mandi_bella - 9/14/2006
cats hate citrus fruits so try leaving a few orange peels in your garden or have a water gun ready
Answered By: tashi - 9/14/2006
Ammonia or moth balls
Answered By: tractor girl - 9/14/2006
Borrow a cat. Roll it in flour and let it wander the garden at night. The other cats will think it is haunted and they will go away!
Answered By: GWEN C - 9/14/2006
Get a small to medium size dog!
Answered By: ittakesus2 - 9/15/2006
You can get electrinc repellers that give out high pitched noises which only cats and dogs can hear. I have used the rodent repellent and found it very effective.
Answered By: debzc - 9/15/2006
You can buy cat repellent from some garden centres but a more eccentric way is to buy lion d**g (can be bought in some garden centres) and spread in your garden. Cats are dead afraid of the smell of lions, even if they've never seen one.
Answered By: Malisa J - 9/16/2006
Good question I had the same problem, What you can buy is plastic strips they are about 2ins wide and about 18 ins long and have spikes, harmless to the cats they come in a pack of 10, so what you do is screw them to the top of your fence and gates where they come in. That's what I did and it stopped them. You can get... More
Answered By: LJ - 9/17/2006
electric fence
Answered By: steven.mullineaux - 9/18/2006
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