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Keeping cats out of the garden
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cv

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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2012, 01:17:41 PM »

We'll all be sure to have an intense conversation with our cats to prevent them from going into your yards (that was sarcasm if you couldn't tell). You can't control cats outdoors, its not like they would listen to you. Just take preventative measures. I'm only using this information to keep our own cats out of places they aren't wanted.  
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2011, 12:51:51 PM »

Of course moth balls and cayenne are harmful if eaten or gotten in the eyes, but a cat is not going to be stupid enough to do either of those things once they have been laid down. If the remedies work they aren't going to get close enough for it to happen accidentally even. Keeping your own cats out of neighbors yards is impossible since they can jump over fences, etc and there is no physical way to control their wandering if they are allowed outdoors. It's not a matter of what we "let" them do. The people who think cats should be "controlled" by their owners, or not brought into the city at all are simply showing their bias against our furry friends and their insensitivity toward those of us who love them, not to mention their ignorance as to the reasonable and responsible care of them. My problem is keeping my own kitty (and only one of the three I have does this) from using my vegetable garden as a toilet. The rest of the yard is fair game. I simply don't want her constantly digging up the seeds and sprouts while doing her business. I think tucking moth balls into the corners of the garden where they will been smelled and not seen seems like a smart option.
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Paul

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« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2011, 11:38:13 AM »

Yes maybe a labrador...your point was such a GREAT point!
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Cat Sprays Under My Porch and Has Parties There

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« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2011, 12:32:36 PM »

Yes, mothballs are toxic and you should not put them out like that. I saw a recommendation though of taking a jar like a plastic peanut butter jar and putting holes in in and then placing the mothballs inside. The smell gets out, the mothballs can't be eaten and all is safe. To be honest though, I don't know how much chance there is of a animal eating something that you are actively using as a repellent...maybe a Labrador...
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« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2011, 10:33:46 PM »

If you want your cat to run wild, don't bring it in the city. If your cat enters my yard it is free game to keep it out of my gardens. Dogs are to be kept on a leash and not roaming the neighborhood, same goes for a fricken cat! We don't let our kids roam through everyones property, same goes for a fricken cat!
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alfie

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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2011, 09:22:01 AM »

how about cat owners act responsibly and keep their pets out of their neighbors gardens??
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2011, 10:15:34 AM »

brilliant i'm glad cats will do this to themself, i put down a concentrate of the hottest chlli pepper down, it does the job and ids hilarious seeing the cats sniff/lick it, just quality
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« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010, 10:16:57 PM »

I have an air rifle that I can shoot them with but dont want to kill them so I am buying a slingshot as I have an acre to protect from their feces, I think a couple of shots will keep the cat from doing its business on my lawn.
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Keeping cats out of the garden
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2012, 07:30:26 AM »

Nice article
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