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  Reply # 1522907 30-Mar-2016 18:38
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I had a bark and gravel area that had become the communal cat comfort stop,

 

I just got a couple of rolls of the sturdy nylon plastic mesh fencing with about 2 cm holes in it, about 1.5 metres high and 3 metre long roles. The sort of stuff that people usually put vertically between poles as a temporary fence. I laid it horizontally across the flower beds and bark in question, with rocks under it at points to keep it a couple of 6-10 cm above ground level. Before placing it, I removed all the cat poo and hosed it down to try and eliminate the smell.

 

Cats *hate* trying to walk across that stuff. Left it there for about a month until they had been well and truly broken of the habit of using that spot.

 

Worked well.

 

I believe you can also get small electric fences, that run off D-Cells, specifically designed to be erected to keep cats and rabbits out of flowerbeds and veggie patches. They might also be worth a try.


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  Reply # 1522916 30-Mar-2016 19:01
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Buy a cat, they detour other cats. You must have a heck of a lot of cats using the area for it to be causing that sort of problem.


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1523046 31-Mar-2016 00:24
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Jeyes Fluid... put some of that around the area, that should work. 

 

Actually, can you still buy Jeyes Fluid anyway? 

 

 

 

 

I was in Mitre 10 this week.

 

Looking to buy a fly trap from another thread in here.

 

Didn't see the fly trap but they did have JF.

 

 


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  Reply # 1523076 31-Mar-2016 08:13
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I tried skunk shot, but did not work.

 

Crushed moth balls from Mitre 10 sold as  a cat repellent, seem to work, but you need to apply every fortnight.

 

I remove the offending matter and squirt some dishwashing liquid and hose it down before I sprinkle the crushed moth balls.

 

Works OK on a lawn but maybe not suitable for other areas.

 

 


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  Reply # 1523085 31-Mar-2016 08:39
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We love cats from the neighboring properties. They come to our place only to:

 

- drink fresh water (wonder if their owners ever give them the clean fresh water?);

 

- catch mices;

 

We love them and they never use our property as a toilet.

 

The recent epic episode was when the cat was staring at one of the CCTV cameras (I was thinking he just wanted our attention) but when I came out and looked from outside - there were 2 small mices sitting on the camera, looking down at the cat in horror... I've managed to knock one of the mices down and in a fraction of a second cat has disappeared with the catch...  Happy chappy..

 

When you cooperate with cats, they don't misbehave in your place :-)


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  Reply # 1523162 31-Mar-2016 10:20
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Cats are perplexing creatures. 

 

I saw a video posted by guy who used a hose with a motion sensor trigger to train neighbourhood cats not to walk on his car.  A few cats kept coming back again and again an again, getting sprayed fleeing, coming back .. slow learners? Or maybe it was like an extreme sport for them?





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  Reply # 1523175 31-Mar-2016 10:22
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Cats are perplexing creatures. 

 

I saw a video posted by guy who used a hose with a motion sensor trigger to train neighbourhood cats not to walk on his car.  A few cats kept coming back again and again an again, getting sprayed fleeing, coming back .. slow learners? Or maybe it was like an extreme sport for them?

 

 

 

 

Most cats are fairly smart, although not all... possibly they were testing whether it would always go off or only under particular circumstances


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  Reply # 1523303 31-Mar-2016 13:05
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I have my cats trained to walk at the heal and, come when called and one of them I have taught to fetch a ball (ok, toy mouse) when thrown.

 

I would say a cat has the intellect of say a 4 year old - they are certainly emotional animals.  It is much easier to communicate with them if one learns their body language and vocal noises.

 

I would suggest just cleaning up the offending area and putting a bit of bird netting over it or something for a while. I think last time I just planted a small shrub in the area and put a few branches in the ground around it just to make it difficult for the cat.  Sometimes kittens get weaned a bit early and the owners don't know how to teach them cat basics like digging a hole for toilet and the like, and they will often learn from a dog instead.





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  Reply # 1523388 31-Mar-2016 15:15
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Cats are perplexing creatures. 

 

I saw a video posted by guy who used a hose with a motion sensor trigger to train neighbourhood cats not to walk on his car.  A few cats kept coming back again and again an again, getting sprayed fleeing, coming back .. slow learners? Or maybe it was like an extreme sport for them?

 

 

I actually got that schematics and have built that device from the old PIR sensor + relay -> but used to activate soemthing else and not against cats :-) Device activates output relay for 15 sec ... easy to built - only few components...


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  Reply # 1523389 31-Mar-2016 15:18
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RUKI:

 

 

 

When you cooperate with cats, they don't misbehave in your place :-)

 

 

Cool story - but that doesn't stop them from crapping in my vege patch. Spring loaded catapults would solve the problem...


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  Reply # 1523482 31-Mar-2016 17:56
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I forgot to say in my earlier post that cats see in the ultraviolet wave length, so fluids and the like show up to them quite a bit. Hiding the area might work for human vision, but not so good for a cats.





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  Reply # 1523917 1-Apr-2016 12:24
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 Paint ball sentry gun?





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  Reply # 1525525 4-Apr-2016 08:36
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When I've changed security lights to LED - found that one of our friendly cats from adjacent property found it cool to trigger it at night. Cats have night vision. I think triggering lights at night for them is just another sort of fun....and soliciting attention from humans...


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  Reply # 1525571 4-Apr-2016 09:46
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Quite astounding really, that we non-cat-owners need to spend (sometimes not insignificant) time, energy and money on something that really should not be our problem. 





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  Reply # 1526018 4-Apr-2016 20:49
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Quite astounding really, that we non-cat-owners need to spend (sometimes not insignificant) time, energy and money on something that really should not be our problem. 

 

 

Agree, 100%. Bloody cats on either side of us treating our section as their own including crapping on our lawn.


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