Cats don't like a citrus smell, and so spreading orange or lemon peels will help. What I used when I had a stray cat spraying the front of my house was lemon scented Mr. Clean. I doused the sprayed spot with this, and this seemed to discourage the stray cat.
I have used pellets to spread on the ground that I got from a hardware store, but they had an odd smell that I found disturbing. The cats didn't like it either, but I prefer the Mr. Clean idea. The pellets had to be reapplied after every rain.
NOTE: One thing not to use is moth balls. They keep the cats away all right, but they smell much worse than the cat smell. Besides, they are toxic to many other things, including people.
My friend had a big problem with cats peeing and pooing in his garden. His solution? He got a spray bottle and mixed water, Tabasco sauce, and pee. Yes, he used his own pee, not a lot. The mix was mostly water, so people could not smell it, even in hot summer. He hardly saw a cat, or cat mess in his garden after that.
Hi! Once I found an ad in one of those Carol Wright catalogs it was selling bags smelling of mountain lion; the ad stated that mountain lion smell would keep small animals and even deer away from gardens.
I have read where you can spray cheap perfume/cologne (like from the Dollar Store) around where you don't want the cats & if will keep them away.
Cats hate the smell of citrus. You can scatter any citrus peels around your house. I have also used orange oil sprinkled around my house and around the border of my flower beds.You can buy orange oil from health food stores or in the candle making supply section of any craft store. Do not buy the stuff you use for making candy that you find in the grocery store. It isnt the same. ~Janette~
I heard that you can put vinegar in a spray bottle and put it where you dont want them to go.
Petsmart carries a number of sprays that you can use. We have the same problem with a neighbor's cat "spraying" outside our house. We use a brand called Indoor/Outdoor Pet Control. It seems to work pretty well. We just leave the can outside in our bushes and spray the area the cat seems to "target" every day or so.
Straight bleach in my kitchen trash can worked. I used a spray bottle to dowse the smelly food type items and the edge of the can, and after two weeks they are leaving it alone. I still have the occasional mishap but it's no longer every night. Caution: Will kill grass and discolor some siding and paint.
Should keep kitties off the porch. Or you can try a "Citrus" mix of lemon juiuce, and a cheap cleaner.
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