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cats pooping on doorstep

Frenchy
March 13th, 2007, 09:08 PM
A friend of mine just moved into a new house. There's a couple of outside cats that goes to poop on her doorstep. Is there a product that would keep the cats away without being harmfull to them ?

breeze
March 13th, 2007, 09:36 PM
maybe cyanne pepper?? it works in the garden and it's not harmfull to cats or dogs they don't like the smell it make them sneeze

Frenchy
March 13th, 2007, 09:41 PM
Hummm... that would only work if she has a carpet but it's worth a try ! Thanks.

breeze
March 13th, 2007, 09:43 PM
you can also try blood meal it's a furtalizer but it works for cats, dogs love the smell unfortunatly squrells hate it it smells realy realy bad but it works

Frenchy
March 13th, 2007, 09:47 PM
try blood meal

I don't know what blood meal is and I'm not sure I want to find out :yuck:

breeze
March 13th, 2007, 09:50 PM
I don't know what blood meal is and I'm not sure I want to find out :yuck:


it's a powder you get at reno or rona it's good for the grass and garden but animals don't like it it's a fertilizer and no you really don't want to know whats in it but if it does the trick ??????????? then why not

Frenchy
March 13th, 2007, 09:51 PM
ohhh , it's a powder :p ok then, that's not so bad !

breeze
March 13th, 2007, 09:56 PM
:laughing: :laughing: :laughing:

just don't smell it :yuck:

rainbow
March 14th, 2007, 03:57 PM
I've heard that cats don't like the smell of citrus. :shrug:

Or, maybe she can put some double-sided tape on her doorstep as they won't step on it. ;)

Winston
March 14th, 2007, 04:40 PM
Human hair works great in a garden..or I brush Winston and throw his hair all over the yard..Also cats dont seem to like the smell of moth balls! I have put them in my garden to keep critters out!

Good Luck!

Cindy

breeze
March 14th, 2007, 04:42 PM
but isn't moth ball poisoness?? to dogs and cats??

rainbow
March 14th, 2007, 04:46 PM
but isn't moth ball poisoness?? to dogs and cats??

I'm pretty sure it is.

breeze
March 14th, 2007, 04:56 PM
Q: My big tomcat is using my gardens as a litter box. In the summer I try to keep them wet, but they now have no snow cover on them. I've visited some of our garden centers in but have not found a solution to keeping the cat out. I dug up one garden he killed this past summer and totally replaced the dirt along with the perennials. He's now in the bulb garden. I finally dropped a bunch of mothballs out there but the smell wafting out over the neighborhood just engulfs me and isn't a good solution either. What can I do to keep him out of the gardens? Thank you. (Bismarck, N.D.)

A: I used to recommend mothballs until someone pointed out the obvious; they are toxic and a hazard to cats and children who might pick them up by mistake. Try the natural approach instead. You might try planting a cat litter box of catnip (a member of the mint family) to attract him to a particular spot. In the beds you don't want him in, plant herbs such as lavender, rue, geranium, absinthe or lemon thyme. A German gardener has come up with a plant, coleus canin, which he has found keeps cats at bay. It can be ordered from various garden catalog services in Germany or perhaps your local garden center can obtain it for you. He has also come up with a mixture that is easily made and will keep away just about anything on four paws. Itís two parts cayenne pepper, three parts dry mustard and five parts flour. Mix together and sprinkle on areas where you donít want cats. Cats donít care much for tea leaves, so save the tea bags and sprinkle the leaves over the beds you want to keep him out of. You can try laying large, flat river stones around the digging areas of your bed. Cats love freshly prepared soil (and fresh laundry too!), so putting the stones around would keep kitty from doing as much digging.

Finally, you may want to consider installing a sprinkler system that is activated by movement. One or two douses will cure the cat quickly and will also deter prowlers! I know it works because as a little kid I remember we had a cat that liked to use the bathtub. My Mother would dutifully clean up the mess each time and say nothing. Dad found out so the next time the cat was in the tub, the shower kicked on for a few seconds. The cat never used the tub again! Give these ideas a try and let me know which one works or if they all do. Good luck.



I found this on a site

breeze
March 14th, 2007, 05:01 PM
I also found this..................it's mostly for gardens but it might help in other places




Cut citrus rinds into small pieces and scatter them
where you don't want the cats. Cats detest the smell of citrus and by cutting them into small pieces they are hardly noticeable.

Prin
March 14th, 2007, 06:57 PM
Oo that's a great last resort... Put out a litterbox...

Man their pee stinks though. Holy crap. Especially during the thaw. Just burns your nose hairs off.:sick:

jessi76
March 14th, 2007, 08:10 PM
maybe a dog welcome statue?

barking sounds triggered by a motion detector?

get a real dog?

I like the sprinkler triggered by a motion detector idea best.

Frenchy
March 14th, 2007, 08:15 PM
get a real dog?



Funny you mentioned that, she's divorced and gets the family dog every other week ends :laughing: even if her new BF is allergic. I will tell her about the citrus, not dangerous to animals :thumbs up and it will smell good.

jessi76
March 14th, 2007, 08:21 PM
wouldn't citrus attract ants and other insects?

Frenchy
March 14th, 2007, 08:28 PM
wouldn't citrus attract ants and other insects?

humm,haven't tought of that, but their poo is smaller :D