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Gardening Question: Stopping Cats Spraying

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There are 4 spots in my garden, on the shrubs where the neighborhood cats constantly spray, which is leaving dead patches and stinks.

My initial thoughts are a turret mounted high pressure water cannon, but I'm struggling with accuracy on the image processing (target lag).. and distinguishing cats from other wild life/the girlfriend :) (have actually worked on this stuff for other purposes, so should suggestions here fail, I will be looking at implementing this :))

So short of the above, or getting a dog or tiger, are there any methods that work to stop the dam cats spraying?

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There are 4 spots in my garden, on the shrubs where the neighborhood cats constantly spray, which is leaving dead patches and stinks.

My initial thoughts are a turret mounted high pressure water cannon, but I'm struggling with accuracy on the image processing (target lag).. and distinguishing cats from other wild life/the girlfriend :) (have actually worked on this stuff for other purposes, so should suggestions here fail, I will be looking at implementing this :))

So short of the above, or getting a dog or tiger, are there any methods that work to stop the dam cats spraying?

A liberal coating of hot chilli powder. Or borrow a neighbour's dog - I no longer have trouble with cats in the garden since I got a dog. Or squeezy lemonade bottles filled with water and squirted at them, or high pressure water pistol, you know, the big neon-coloured sort, which worked well in my mother's garden.

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A liberal coating of hot chilli powder. Or borrow a neighbour's dog - I no longer have trouble with cats in the garden since I got a dog. Or squeezy lemonade bottles filled with water and squirted at them, or high pressure water pistol, you know, the big neon-coloured sort, which worked well in my mother's garden.

Where does the chilli go?

Unfortunately the cats that spray know me and are off the instant I open the door, or will not even cross the threshold if I'm in the garden, but they spray when I'm not about :( Can't see next doors Yorkie doing much, some of the toms are twice as big as the little rat.

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You need to mark your territory with the wee of a more dominant species.

In other words, if you are male go out tonight and have a good sprinkle on the areas where the cats go. In fact, it is best to do it on the borders of your garden. They will see that a more dominant animal has taken control of the garden and begin to stay out.

You need to do it several times and then to repeat it regularly. So have a few glasses of water or whatever, leave it till dark and go out into the warm evening, look up at the universe above and have a good wee. Actually, I find it quite satisfying and it has been wonderful doing this at 2 or 3 in the morning during the hot weather with the beautiful star filled sky over-head.

It only works with male urine and not female urine. So if you are a lady you need to ask a male to go and do it for you.

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Various methods that I know to have worked at different times and places...

- dispense pain

- citrus smells (orange/ lemon peel)

- turn your garden into a urinal (ah, MT has beaten me to it)

- IR activated ultrasonic gizmos (though they chew batteries and aren't built for a long life)

- pepper works but needs re-applying every time it rains

edit:

In NZ and Japan 1L pop bottles, half filled with water, left standing around seem popular. Personally, I don't think they work and were started off by someone having a laugh

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btw

The last time I read through the Amazon reviews of the Megasonic cat repeller I linked to above there was a bit of a war going on between cat lovers and cat not-lovers in One Star Out of Five Land.

There seems to be some suspicion on the part of cat not-lovers that cat people are sneaking onto Amazon and posting spurious one star reviews.

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You need to mark your territory with the wee of a more dominant species.

In other words, if you are male go out tonight and have a good sprinkle on the areas where the cats go. In fact, it is best to do it on the borders of your garden. They will see that a more dominant animal has taken control of the garden and begin to stay out.

You need to do it several times and then to repeat it regularly. So have a few glasses of water or whatever, leave it till dark and go out into the warm evening, look up at the universe above and have a good wee. Actually, I find it quite satisfying and it has been wonderful doing this at 2 or 3 in the morning during the hot weather with the beautiful star filled sky over-head.

It only works with male urine and not female urine. So if you are a lady you need to ask a male to go and do it for you.

Just wee on the cat.

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Electric fence around the perimeter was what I eventually resorted to. It worked.

Nazi! :blink:

I went on holiday once, and we put the cat into a cat-hotel, for a week! It was more like cat prison, I think! When we got him back, he pissed on everything! :blink:

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Because he was marking his territory.

Yeh, he was! Blokes do that too! Unfortunately, I'm not too different from a cat! :blink:

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You need to mark your territory with the wee of a more dominant species.

In other words, if you are male go out tonight and have a good sprinkle on the areas where the cats go. In fact, it is best to do it on the borders of your garden. They will see that a more dominant animal has taken control of the garden and begin to stay out.

You need to do it several times and then to repeat it regularly. So have a few glasses of water or whatever, leave it till dark and go out into the warm evening, look up at the universe above and have a good wee. Actually, I find it quite satisfying and it has been wonderful doing this at 2 or 3 in the morning during the hot weather with the beautiful star filled sky over-head.

It only works with male urine and not female urine. So if you are a lady you need to ask a male to go and do it for you.

What's the explanation if one of the female neighbours dobs you in for flashing?

I was taking a pi$$ in my garden officer, to stop the cats coming in aint gonna cut it I think........

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You need to mark your territory with the wee of a more dominant species.

In other words, if you are male go out tonight and have a good sprinkle on the areas where the cats go. In fact, it is best to do it on the borders of your garden. They will see that a more dominant animal has taken control of the garden and begin to stay out.

You need to do it several times and then to repeat it regularly. So have a few glasses of water or whatever, leave it till dark and go out into the warm evening, look up at the universe above and have a good wee. Actually, I find it quite satisfying and it has been wonderful doing this at 2 or 3 in the morning during the hot weather with the beautiful star filled sky over-head.

It only works with male urine and not female urine. So if you are a lady you need to ask a male to go and do it for you.

I pretty much do that every evening, as the bog is upstairs! :o

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Make a visit to your local Zoo and ask for any unwanted lion or big cat poo........spread that amongst your trees and shrubs and see what cat would spray on that competition.... ;)

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Make a visit to your local Zoo and ask for any unwanted lion or big cat poo........spread that amongst your trees and shrubs and see what cat would spray on that competition.... ;)

You now have spoiled your garden! :lol:

;)

Wouldn't want a G&T on a Summer's evening out there! ;)

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Make a visit to your local Zoo and ask for any unwanted lion or big cat poo........spread that amongst your trees and shrubs and see what cat would spray on that competition.... ;)

IIRC Bristol Zoo used to sell the stuff.

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IIRC Bristol Zoo used to sell the stuff.

What? For gardening reasons, or kinky shit?

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Borrow a dog. Our Shepherd bloody hates cats, I have no doubt she would kill one instantly if she ever managed to get hold of one. We stayed with friends who had a significant cat issue, and apparently after 2 nights of the dog being on duty, the cats pissed elsewhere for about 2 months. She very nearly got one, but the moggie managed to scale a 14 foot brick wall just in time. Very funny.

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