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Dolores

Sorry.....Cats....

My daughter has just had a new lawn laid and at the moment we are continuously using a sprinkler to keep it moist. For the last two nights, a cat has pooed on it. We believe it is our neighbours as we have seen it in our garden many times and it uses our garden as a toilet but have to be able to prove it to our neighbours. What oh what can we do to deter this cat from using our gardens as its toilet???????

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Biggles !

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Sorry to hear this Dolly, tis a pain, isn't it. I have heard that a good sprinkling of black pepper is a deterrent, and shouldn't cause too much discomfort to the cat, just deter.

If you see the cat then a squirt of water, gently, from a squirty bottle, plant sprayer, is a good way to show a cat it should not do something (they say). Will ponder on this. Despite having 2 moggies we have managed to evict a rather large mouse from the office today without the aid of said cats..... It did run out of the door very, very fast. Now trying to put all the books back!!

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sam from worthing

cats

shoot it!

cats are the biggest garden pest known to mankind.

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Dolores

Biggs....

Bit difficult whilst using sprinkler because anything will wash off but thought about tonight after cleaning up mess, I might put a spray of lemon or mothballs around area, what do you think? someone did suggest garlic cloves,
Sam, behave, it's not there fault but tis annoying....x
Biggs, hope your moggies are well!!

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Biggles !

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Hmmmmm Dolly, spoken with himself who doesn't hold out much hope for anything working, but I still think the pepper trick will help once it's dry :0(

We have been talking today about putting signs up in French and English "Mice keep OUT", thing is the moggies usually bring them in. Trying to keep our sense of humour :0)

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Dolores

Biggs....

Just been round to daughters and guess what we now have a dead mouse lying by her patio doors....ha ha...she refuses to clear up mess or mouse and has gone off to the cinema with her friend.....
Told her it was very good of the cat to get the mouse for her so the least she can do is clean up the mess. She says the neighbours ought to come clean it up. Oh well, her garden, her problem....xx

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Expat Badger

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I had to get hold of our new neighbour the other day to assure them our cat does NOT go to the toilet other than in her litter tray (she comes in, goes, then goes back out, like a person!)

Fortunately they were fine with her wandering in their garden and nosing about.

there are bylaws here saying if your neighbours cat comes into your garden you are allowed to capture it and take it to the pound - yikes!

we have a resident mouse eating the insulation on our hot tub. So far neither the cat nor the mousetrap have had an effect!

Good luck with your poo problem - not nice. Usually they bury it, at least

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boo

Cats

Dolores you need to borrow my hubby
cats run for cover when they see him,
i do worry about them coming into my
garden as i have tortoises who are only young.
Sam your response made me lol!
Boo x

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Sue G

Cats

Hi Dolly,

We used to have this problem when we had our business, cats would come and shelter on our terrace in the night time.
Tried everything, from wetting everything down so it would be un comfortable for them to sleep on, buckets of water, pepper, products from the garden centre. Even put netting over the gate they came through, but they then jumped the wall.
We have two dogs which didn't stop them, the cats would wait out on the wall of the car park for the dogs to do their last pee at night then creep in.

One day hubby complaining to the town hall about the stray cats when a little old man, who was waiting said ' put up a cross, you never see cats in the cemetery'

Never took up his idea, not sure what customers would have said about eating their lunch with little wooden crosses planted around the garden.

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Biggles !

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"
One day hubby complaining to the town hall about the stray cats when a little old man, who was waiting said ' put up a cross, you never see cats in the cemetery'"

Like it Sue :0)

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JAMES

Cats.

Im with Sam on this, shoot it, cats are revolting little things.

x

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lemonsqueaky

Cats

I'll say it again. James put up with Tealeaf covering his fancy pants with muddy paws and didn't say a word. Bet you wouldn't shoot my boy would you? They're not the worst pest - SLUGS ARE!!!!

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Expat Badger

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how can you say that James - my cat is my furry child - sad, but true

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Dolores

Cats....

OH put some moth balls over the said area and no poo yesterday or today....
love the idea of the cross, might just have a large one made....ha ha....x

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Gerry

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Dolores, nothing really works but if you can spray it with orange squash it might remember how horrible it is, because they have to wash it off their fur and hate the stickiness. I guess heavily sugared water might have the same effect. I really sympathise over the cat problem.

 
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