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  Reply # 1522452 29-Mar-2016 19:40
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Cat5? Cat6? How many cats are we talking about? tongue-out


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  Reply # 1522456 29-Mar-2016 20:04
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The only way I know of for stopping cats defecating in a particular spot is to sprinkle fish food in the area. A cat won't poop where it's just been feeding. The offending cats lick the fish flakes off, then go look elsewhere for a dumping ground. You need to sprinkle every few weeks or so. My mother has had success with this technique in planter boxes, and other small path side plots etc.

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  Reply # 1522458 29-Mar-2016 20:11
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Irrigation triggered by motion sensor.

 

this one. Couple years ago we had trouble with cats spraying around our front and back doors and stunk the place.  Tried all the orange peals, different oils and professional cat detterent sprays and Cat stop from vet.  Only thing that worked was motion activated sprinkler.  Touch wood cat hasnt come back/ After a few wettings the cat got the message





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  Reply # 1522463 29-Mar-2016 20:20
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cruxis:

 

 

 

Only hold traps are banned, Kill traps are fine.

 

 

 

 

Epic.





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  Reply # 1522483 29-Mar-2016 21:17
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Jeyes Fluid... put some of that around the area, that should work. 

 

Actually, can you still buy Jeyes Fluid anyway? 


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  Reply # 1522510 29-Mar-2016 22:35
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Skunk Shot. Developed in NZ by chemists at VUW. Costs about $25, and was also used in US to keep vagrants out of buildings, so don't expect to have a sweet-smelling garden.

I tried this stuff - twice.  didn't really do anything except make the place stink.

 

I applied it around our section at the areas that the cats visited and the entrance points late at night and I could smell it from inside the house the first night. The next morning I did wonder if the neighbours could smell it and I could smell it from the footpath ;/


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  Reply # 1522512 29-Mar-2016 22:40
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Lias:


In related news, does anyone know the legality of using a Timms Trap within a residential area. 


 



 


Using those in suburbia to catch cats is just wrong full stop


 



I leave a Timms trap permanently set with an apple. Score so far 8 possums 0 cats. The trap is about waist height in the fork of a tree. I've never seen the neighbours cats show any interest in it.

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  Reply # 1522564 30-Mar-2016 08:24
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The cats are most likely 'visiting' the garden at night.

 

Brief activation of an irrigation system at night is unlikely to be noticed by anyone.

 

An if it was noticed only a very unreasonable person would report it.

 

BruceHamilton:

 

Best option is motion-sensor garden sprinkler, as suggested above. You're probably stuffed if you have water restrictions, cats will arrive in bulk on "no sprinkler" days. 

 





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  Reply # 1522567 30-Mar-2016 08:38
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Timms traps come with instructions saying not to bait them with meat or fish as this will attract cats.

 

I grew up on farm. We used Timms traps baited with fruit.  Never caught a feline in >10 years.

 

'Trapped' one primate but that's a different story ...

 

Lias:

 

In related news, does anyone know the legality of using a Timms Trap within a residential area. 

 





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  Reply # 1522581 30-Mar-2016 09:02
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This You Tube video gives detailed instructions on how to deal with cats without harming them.

 

Well worth a watch.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIbkLjjlMV8 





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  Reply # 1522588 30-Mar-2016 09:14
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This You Tube video gives detailed instructions on how to deal with cats without harming them.

 

Well worth a watch.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIbkLjjlMV8 

 

 

 

 

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  Reply # 1522636 30-Mar-2016 09:38
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What ever you do it needs to be legal i.e. not harming or killing someones pet otherwise you risk all sorts of fun with the SPCA and police.

 

Maybe give pest control a call, they may have some industrial repellant that might do the trick.


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  Reply # 1522679 30-Mar-2016 10:32
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What ever you do it needs to be legal i.e. not harming or killing someones pet otherwise you risk all sorts of fun with the SPCA and police.

 

Maybe give pest control a call, they may have some industrial repellant that might do the trick.

 

 

Can you offer any evidence that killing pets is illegal?

 

As best as I can tell if you use a humane kill trap, and the local council doesn't explicitly outlaw the use of kill traps in your area, it would be legal.

 

 

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1522686 30-Mar-2016 10:44
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http://www.horizons.govt.nz/assets/publications/managing-our-environment/publications-pest-plants-and-animals-2/Feral-Cats.pdf

Probably nothing stopping anyone from trapping and (humanely) killing a neighbours cat, disposing of any collar then claiming you thought it was feral. Not suggesting anyone should do this.

I read somewhere you should tag and release stray cats with your phone number on a bright collar then if they get caught again with the same tag you could then dispose of them. Not sure a cat would be silly enough to re-enter such a trap.

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