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Old 17-02-2013, 12:46
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Any advice on how to stop cats fouling in my garden. Have tried all the pellets, powders etc from garden centre and no luck! It's getting ridiculous now....Clearing up after them everyday!
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Old 17-02-2013, 13:21
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Well, this is a new one. Never heard of this problem before.
(Seriously, there are loads of solutions out there but you have to find the ones that suit your particular cats - scaring them away is probably the best bet).
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Old 17-02-2013, 13:26
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Sadly, you will spend huge amounts of money before you discover that no proprietary resolutions work.

I still read glowing recommendations for the ultra expensive noise machines that detect cats crossing their beams - all I can say is that they didn't make the slightest difference for me.
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Old 17-02-2013, 13:38
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water hose

else there is a plant that cats apparently don't like,

Use the search option or pop over to the pets section, This has been covered many, many times
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Old 17-02-2013, 13:41
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Pellet gun!

I joke of course
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Old 17-02-2013, 14:32
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We tried a motion sensor water squirter, lemon, chilli, hose pipe on lawn, motion sensor sonic sound thing, sharp stones.. Was driving us mad.
By sheer chance we spotted a plant in a garden centre with a picture of a cat and a cross over it..
We purchased 2 of them.. Planted them and the poop stopped within days.
I didn't realise at time of purchase/planting that they makes cats sick and feel bad as we noticed cat sick/runny poop next to the plants the day after planting them as we were intending to remove them ( we thought it was just the plants smell that would deter them). Never had to remove the plants in the end as the cat(s) stopped visiting after then. We've seen the cats so they are ok thankfully, just seems that whatever this plant does, its very effective.
The plant stinks of pee,can't remember name of it.

Coleus canina this is the name of it. Also known as the scaredy cat plant. What I remembered being a red cross over it was actually red writing.
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Old 17-02-2013, 14:37
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Lion poop is supposed to be good, but really cats will see an unoccupied garden (in cat terms) as a great place to poop as it doesn't belong to anyone so perhaps a high power water soaker and keep soaking the buggers till they get bored and go and crap in someone elses garden
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Old 17-02-2013, 14:49
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Check this website out: http://www.doctorgreenfingers.co.uk/...eterrents.html

I once put a bottle of water on the front lawn to deter the next door's dogs away by word of advice and it actually worked!
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Old 17-02-2013, 15:06
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find the cats owner and bill them for every solution you try they may then find a way of stopping the cat themselves, i personally think there should be a law to make cat owners more responsible.

I have tried loads of things in the summer i sit out there with a schooling whip and crack it if one steps foot in my garden
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Old 17-02-2013, 15:12
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Get a dog.
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Old 17-02-2013, 15:15
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Well we tried all sorts in our garden including a sonic cat scarer ( the cat poo'd in front of it)

The best thing we found was man-wee, its all about marking the territory, you only need a little bit ( don't want your garden smelling like a urinal) put in the area the cat poo's and it will keep them away

*lady-wee doesn't work due to different hormones etc
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Old 17-02-2013, 15:19
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No they don't even have the decency to cover it up
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Old 17-02-2013, 15:20
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Chilli flakes scattered around the preferred area seems to work although you do have to keep repeating it if it rains. Seems to have stopped fox/cat/squirel (not sure of culprit) from digging up our flower tubs.
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Old 17-02-2013, 15:21
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We tried a motion sensor water squirter, lemon, chilli, hose pipe on lawn, motion sensor sonic sound thing, sharp stones.. Was driving us mad.
By sheer chance we spotted a plant in a garden centre with a picture of a cat and a cross over it..
We purchased 2 of them.. Planted them and the poop stopped within days.
I didn't realise at time of purchase/planting that they makes cats sick and feel bad as we noticed cat sick/runny poop next to the plants the day after planting them as we were intending to remove them ( we thought it was just the plants smell that would deter them). Never had to remove the plants in the end as the cat(s) stopped visiting after then. We've seen the cats so they are ok thankfully, just seems that whatever this plant does, its very effective.
The plant stinks of pee,can't remember name of it.

Coleus canina this is the name of it. Also known as the scaredy cat plant. What I remembered being a red cross over it was actually red writing.
I second this! I bought one of these plants not expecting it to really work and it did. I was getting cats coming into my open front porch and crapping in all the plant pots. Within days of putting the plant out there they stopped visiting. That reminds me I need to buy another because the frost killed mine.
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Old 17-02-2013, 15:25
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Ha ha.....exactly what I was going to say, used to live next door to people who had four cats, we had a greyhound and lurcher and NEVER did one of those cats put a paw in our garden.
I must admit those cats did have brains, if they were in the front garden and saw us coming up the road walking the dogs they would disappear very quickly
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Old 17-02-2013, 15:34
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One of the neighbours did that,now she just lets that shit everywhere on her garden without clearing it up.
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Old 17-02-2013, 15:38
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No they don't even have the decency to cover it up
If you're a gardener it's better that way, at least you can see where it is.
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Old 17-02-2013, 16:02
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find the cats owner and bill them for every solution you try they may then find a way of stopping the cat themselves, i personally think there should be a law to make cat owners more responsible.
This!! Its about time these people were made responsible for their purring rats.
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Old 17-02-2013, 16:07
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As a cat owner, I would be more than happy to go and pick up my cats poo from my neighbours gardens, if it could be proven (let's say by a photo of my cats in their garden) that it was my cats crapping there.
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Old 17-02-2013, 16:18
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My neighbours cat used to shit in my garden areas, It got to the stage that I collected them up on a weekly basis saving them in a bucket and threw the lot back over to the owners nicely kept lawn and garden late at night. Problem solved
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Old 17-02-2013, 16:23
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Criis-cross sticks or peasticks over the area they go, they soon give up trying to walk over them.
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Old 17-02-2013, 16:59
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Are you sure it's cats and not foxes?
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Old 17-02-2013, 17:52
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Two of these have worked for me but they don't work for everyone.
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Old 17-02-2013, 17:58
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Cats never go in their own garden. They always want to go next door. A friend bought a black plastic cat with twinkly eyes that you just stick in the garden. That worked for a bit. So does a bucket of water They really don't like that ..
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Old 17-02-2013, 18:12
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I have had this problem for years and it is very annoying.

The best method is an air rifle.

'They don't like it up em'.

But living in the real world I find tat sticking sprigs of holly in the spaces between plants deters them to some extent.

They like freshly dug soil so try and avoid this by heavy planting.
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