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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 06-09-2009, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Need help…to avoid killing a cat…

Just Kidding but no kidding!

Anyone has any idea how I can stop my neighbor’s cat from peeing on my Grill cover and pooping on my kids’ playground?... This has been going on for almost 2 yrs and I’ve had it with the stupid cat. He has a yard where he can Pee, but he has to come and do it on mine!!!
We have tried a few things and nothing seems to work. DH is about to set post outside one night (with macabre intentions) and I am not so sure I want to stop him anymore! Ugh…

Seriously, I don't even kill bees or spiders, but I could do some pretty scary things to this cat if I get my hands on him...

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Our neighbor's cat used our yard for its business every day. I tried several home remedies (orange peels, coffee grounds, etc.) to no avail. I only wanted a solution that didn't harm the kitty, so stayed away from those chemical cat-away products. I finally found the solution in the "Scarecrow". Its a motion detector sprinkler you hook up to your garden hose. It sprays the cat (or other creatures that come around) with water. We haven't had an episode since (its been nearly 2 years). I watch the cat purposely avoid our yard and walk way around. I only turned it on at night, since that is when he came. The scarecrow can't distinguish between people and animals, so you need to turn it off if you or your dogs are in the yard. It worked like a charm, and here's what it looks like:




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How receptive would your neighbor be if you talked to them about the problems you are having and suggest keeping the cat indoors. It won't be easy after a cat has been allowed to roam outside. I had a neighbor's cat spray our grill cover too. I would toss a glass of water at him, purposely trying to miss, but even the splash beside him made him RLH. I have heard others say use a garden hose. I just didn't have one handy near my grill.

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I am going to look into this. We also tried pepper, but nothing!

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How receptive would your neighbor be if you talked to them about the problems you are having and suggest keeping the cat indoors. It won't be easy after a cat has been allowed to roam outside. I had a neighbor's cat spray our grill cover too. I would toss a glass of water at him, purposely trying to miss, but even the splash beside him made him RLH. I have heard others say use a garden hose. I just didn't have one handy near my grill.
Ha! Well, we've lived here for 2 yrs now and they have never cross a word with us! I don't think that would go well!
I am just hoping that when our dog comes home he may avoid coming here.

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Just thought of something, the Pet Alert is supposed to be effective for cats too. You would have to be able to catch in the act though which might be an impossible task.

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I heard mothballs will do the trick although I don't know if they would be harmful. I have been meaning to try them on my front porch because our neighbor 2 doors down lets his cats roam around and they handle their business in the flowerbed next to the porch. Either that or I am calling animal services.
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wow, that's a brilliant solution, Jeanne



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I used to spray stuff on my furniture to prevent the cats from scratching it . . . what was that stuff called . . .hmmmm . . .?
oh! BITTER APPLE !!
I'd buy it at PetSmart.
Maybe that will help and make the cat not go there.
Sounds like you are dealing with an alpha cat.
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There are alot of cat problems here, they get in our garden, dig up our flowers poop in the garden etc. I put down moth balls hoping the cat stays out, but I am going to look into that scarecrow thing sounds cool.

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My parents have used a motion detector sprinkler to keep coyotes away. May be a good solution for the cat as well.

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