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#1 Brian

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Posted April 01 2002 - 8:34 AM

Got a major problem here, fellas- I got the neighborhood cats using my new flower bed as a litter pan. Outside of using a 12 gauge (which is the next step if you all can't help- I'm that ) is there anything I can use to make these cats stop that will not harm the new flowers?


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#2 Steve in Mass

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Posted April 01 2002 - 8:44 AM

Try red pepper flake.....but it has to be renewed after watering or rain....
after a few times, they will get the hint....


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#3 TomR

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Posted April 01 2002 - 9:16 AM

They also sell products at the pet store that are supposed to deter cats.



#4 Krispy

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Posted April 01 2002 - 9:25 AM

A big dog



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Posted April 01 2002 - 10:09 AM

Bri,
Don't hurt the puddy tats.
Get a spray bottle or squirt gun, whenever you see the little furballs, just zap them with a harmless stream of water. They hate getting wet and in time will become averse to piddling on your flower bed.



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Posted April 01 2002 - 10:32 AM

pellet gun, bb gun. wrist rocket, rocks.



#7 TimGil

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Posted April 01 2002 - 10:37 AM

You can plant one of these....

FEED ME SEYMORE!!!!
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Posted April 01 2002 - 10:58 AM

Garden-sized electric fence. Pick em up at Agway. me-OW!



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Posted April 01 2002 - 11:58 AM


I had that problem 2 times in the last 2 years. We had folks move into new houses across the street. Both had cats that they let roam. I asked them both nicely 2 times to keep their cats out of my yard. Both the smell of pee & the noise my dog made when they came callin was quite annoying.
They both said something to the effect of "what can I do they (the cats) need to go out†I said the town requires both dogs & cats to be leashed. My first thought was to start walkin my dog in their yards, but that would not be neighborly, I also thought of the old antifreeze trick. But I can't see killin an animal for their owner's indiscretions. So I put out them mouse sticky trap things, rat size . Was kinda funny to see the cats sitting in the yard shakin it's paw tryin to get it off.
Guess what, after a little nail polish remover, and a very calm discussion, the cats are not longer a problem .

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Posted April 01 2002 - 12:21 PM

From an animal lover with three cats that are 100% house cats, never let out, go to one of these sites and you'll find something. http://www.pet-safe....ter_dcstop.html http://www.overture....=cat deterrents


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Posted April 01 2002 - 12:31 PM


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Originally posted by Ed J:
Guess what, after a little nail polish remover, and a very calm discussion, the cats are not longer a problem .




NAIL POLISH REMOVER????




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Posted April 01 2002 - 12:54 PM

The NPR was to get the sticky traps of the felines paws.....
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Posted April 01 2002 - 12:57 PM

Brian, bring em on up to my place and let em go in the barn....there,ll be plenty of mice to keep em busy in there....Chas


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Posted April 01 2002 - 1:15 PM


Brian,
I have a neighbor with a large black lab that seems to think my lawn is his toilet. This guy seems to think that leashes are only for "bad" dogs, whatever that means.
I would suggest a call to local animal control and let them deal with the problem.
The last thing you need is a confrontation with these people once you do take any action against their pets.
My .02
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Posted April 01 2002 - 1:22 PM

I've got a similar problem...neighbors cat poops in my yard...and my dogs eat it.


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