Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
4614 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2577

Trusted

  Reply # 1522452 29-Mar-2016 19:40
2 people support this post
Send private message

Cat5? Cat6? How many cats are we talking about? tongue-out


1501 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 345


  Reply # 1522456 29-Mar-2016 20:04
2 people support this post
Send private message

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.

 
 
 
 


1503 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 126

Subscriber

  Reply # 1522458 29-Mar-2016 20:11
Send private message

MikeAqua:

 

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





HTPC Intel Pentium G3258 cpu, Gigabyte H97n-wifi motherboard, , 8GB DDR3 ram, onboard  graphics. Hauppuage HVR 5500 tuner,  Silverstone LC16M case, Windows 10 pro 64 bit using Nextpvr and Kodi


3544 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2014

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1522463 29-Mar-2016 20:20
Send private message

cruxis:

 

 

 

Only hold traps are banned, Kill traps are fine.

 

 

 

 

Epic.





Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.


1526 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 115


  Reply # 1522483 29-Mar-2016 21:17
Send private message

Jeyes Fluid... put some of that around the area, that should work. 

 

Actually, can you still buy Jeyes Fluid anyway? 


1390 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 366


1706 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 446


  Reply # 1522510 29-Mar-2016 22:35
Send private message

BruceHamilton:

 

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 ;/


2644 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 402


  Reply # 1522512 29-Mar-2016 22:40
Send private message

MikeB4:

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.

5369 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2195


  Reply # 1522564 30-Mar-2016 08:24
Send private message

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. 

 





Mike

5369 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2195


  Reply # 1522567 30-Mar-2016 08:38
One person supports this post
Send private message

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. 

 





Mike

2901 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 509


  Reply # 1522581 30-Mar-2016 09:02
4 people support this post
Send private message

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 





Sony Xperia X running Sailfish OS. https://sailfishos.org The true independent open source mobile OS 
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
Nokia N1
Dell Inspiron 14z i5


13698 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6433

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1522588 30-Mar-2016 09:14
Send private message

Technofreak:

 

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 

 

 

 

 

excellent





Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 Mac user, Windows curser, Chrome OS desired.

 

A Tiger in Africa, probably escaped from the Zoo.

 

 


BTR

1495 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 450


  Reply # 1522636 30-Mar-2016 09:38
Send private message

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.


3544 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2014

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1522679 30-Mar-2016 10:32
Send private message

BTR:

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 





Information wants to be free. The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.


1706 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 446


  Reply # 1522686 30-Mar-2016 10:44
Send private message

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.

1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Geekzone Live »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.