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Topic # 224345 14-Nov-2017 11:18
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Hi All, we keep our cat indoors at night so it keeps out of trouble. However the neighbours can't be bothered and one cat in particular needs to be sorted out. It hangs around certain areas and I suspect sprays as well. I'm not allowed by SWMBO to set a cat trap so am thinking about getting something like this:

 

https://www.maintracgroup.com/products/scare-sprinkler

 

Looking around there are a few options including this one which is solar charged, and others that just run on batteries. I'd like one that only activates at night so our own cat, or visitors at the front door don't get blasted!

 

Anybody tried one of these or have a better idea.

 

I repeat: I am not allowed to "take out" the neighbour's little POS cat. Sadly.

 

Cheers

 

JohnO


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  Reply # 1900601 14-Nov-2017 12:24
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Just get a cat trap from Hirepool. it doesn't hurt the cat. You trap it and take it to the SPCA. Let the owner work out where it went. 

Or buy one of the traps. 

They don't hurt the cat at all.  





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  Reply # 1900603 14-Nov-2017 12:25
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I'm with you LL, but not allowed to go that far. 

 

Yet.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1900610 14-Nov-2017 12:30
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kryptonjohn:

 

Hi All, we keep our cat indoors at night so it keeps out of trouble. However the neighbours can't be bothered and one cat in particular needs to be sorted out. It hangs around certain areas and I suspect sprays as well. I'm not allowed by SWMBO to set a cat trap so am thinking about getting something like this:

 

https://www.maintracgroup.com/products/scare-sprinkler

 

Looking around there are a few options including this one which is solar charged, and others that just run on batteries. I'd like one that only activates at night so our own cat, or visitors at the front door don't get blasted!

 

Anybody tried one of these or have a better idea.

 

I repeat: I am not allowed to "take out" the neighbour's little POS cat. Sadly.

 

Cheers

 

JohnO

 

 

 

 

Is SWMBO a government department? 




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  Reply # 1900613 14-Nov-2017 12:32
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She Who Must Be Obeyed.

 

IOW has more power than the govt.

 

 


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  Reply # 1900623 14-Nov-2017 12:56
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kryptonjohn:

 

I am not allowed to "take out" the neighbour's little POS cat. Sadly.

 

 

I hope you are joking.




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  Reply # 1900626 14-Nov-2017 12:59
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No joke, GBW. The pacifist faction (SWMBO) in coalition with the consumer faction (kids) has the upper hand over the revenue earning faction (me).

 

 


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  Reply # 1900627 14-Nov-2017 13:02
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How about the novel approach of talking to your neighbour?




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  Reply # 1900628 14-Nov-2017 13:03
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Tried that. He moaned about the cat driving him nuts meowing all night if locked in. Like I care!


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  Reply # 1900633 14-Nov-2017 13:12
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kryptonjohn:

 

 

 

Anybody tried one of these or have a better idea.

 

I repeat: I am not allowed to "take out" the neighbour's little POS cat. Sadly.

 

 

Like other poster said, you could try and talk to your neighbours. But suspect you will get mixed results on this.

 

Friends had a major problem with cats doing what they wanted in the veg garden! They got some very smelly anti cat pellet sprinkles from bunnings or  mitre 10 and spread where ever the cats were leaving deposits... Plus with spreading around coffee grounds and lemons (more natural), has worked very well. Cats do not like strong scents!

 

Also block of access ways under fences etc to stop their path in.

 

Cheers

 

Scott

 

 




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  Reply # 1900636 14-Nov-2017 13:18
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Cat's are as nimble as monkeys - I think it's impossible to block them.

 

Neighbour's attitude is that it's not his problem. 

 

There are two areas in particular that I want to shoo the cats away from - the rear deck and the front carport - so unfortunately not suitable for scattering stuff around.


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  Reply # 1900637 14-Nov-2017 13:20
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Julian from Obsessive Vehicle Security did a DIY job, you could try something similar http://vehiclesecurity.co.nz/blog/the-kitten-blaster

 

 




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  Reply # 1900638 14-Nov-2017 13:22
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Brilliant. I'd love to do something like that. Even better would be computer game styled turrets that could track moggies and deliver accurate directed blasts.

 

Unfortunately I have little spare time...

 

 


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  Reply # 1900640 14-Nov-2017 13:23
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nas:

 

Julian from Obsessive Vehicle Security did a DIY job, you could try something similar http://vehiclesecurity.co.nz/blog/the-kitten-blaster

 

 

That is very cool! Can feel a tech project with a raspberry pi brewing... Was going to suggest a well timed blast with the hose.




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  Reply # 1900641 14-Nov-2017 13:26
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This guy set the bar high:

 

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

 

He has several must watch videos, especially for GZ tinkerers.

 

 


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  Reply # 1900656 14-Nov-2017 13:36
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kryptonjohn:

 

This guy set the bar high:

 

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

 

He has several must watch videos, especially for GZ tinkerers.

 

 

Brilliant!


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