• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • raven ranson
stewards:
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Julia Winter
garden masters:
  • Anne Miller
  • Pearl Sutton
  • thomas rubino
  • Bill Crim
  • Kim Goodwin
  • Joylynn Hardesty
gardeners:
  • Amit Enventres
  • Mike Jay
  • Dan Boone

How to keep cats away?  RSS feed

 
Posts: 258
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
My mom has 2 cats that love to poop outside. Its not fun to be weeding and grab cat poop by accident. They mostly go in the dirt and mulched areas.

Is there something that can be used to keep them away, like a repellent?
Ive read lots of different things, but I would like to know what works for you.
Mahalo
 
pollinator
Posts: 4437
Location: North Central Michigan
12
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
cover the soil with mulch it should help..also keep an area that they can poop in that has sand in an out of the way corner

i have heard citrus peels will work
 
Steven Baxter
Posts: 258
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Brenda Groth wrote:
cover the soil with mulch it should help..also keep an area that they can poop in that has sand in an out of the way corner

i have heard citrus peels will work



Thanks for the idea, but they poop in mulch too, theses cats go every where, grass soil, mulch. I also heard the citrus peels to. I need something more long term
 
steward
Posts: 8019
Location: Currently in Lake Stevens, WA. Home in Spokane
299
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
I had to resort to chicken wire.  The cats thought the tomato/pepper areas were sand boxes, and the young basil appeared to be the best mattress in the yard for afternoon naps.
 
Posts: 539
Location: Athens, GA/Sunset, SC
1
 
Steven Baxter
Posts: 258
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

John Polk wrote:
I had to resort to chicken wire.  The cats thought the tomato/pepper areas were sand boxes, and the young basil appeared to be the best mattress in the yard for afternoon naps.



Chicken wire is a good idea
 
It runs on an internal combustion engine. This ad does not:
It's like binging on 7 seasons of your favorite netflix permaculture show
http://permaculture-design-course.com/
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!