Preventing Cats From Spraying on Plants

I have stray and neighborhood cats that spray on my front porch, and also my plants and flowers. They are killing my garden! Does anyone have an idea on how to prevent them from spraying on outdoor plants? I've heard of the pepper and coffee grounds, but I don't think they are sniffing, they just lift and spray. Help!

Hardiness Zone: 9a

Nicole from Chowchilla, CA

May 6, 20070 found this helpful

My cousin used moth balls.

good luck


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May 15, 20070 found this helpful

If YOU can stand the smell, I had a neighbor who would put moth balls in her flower bed to keep her cat from using it. I saw her cat go to the flower bed and he made a "couldn't-stand-the-smell" gesture after smelling the moth balls and walked away.

Editor's Note: Please remember that moth balls can be very toxic to pets and put them into something (a mesh bag) so that hey are easy to find when you want to get rid of them.

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Anonymous Flag
March 11, 20160 found this helpful

!!POISON!! MOTHBALLS are TOXIC and POISONOUS!! To animals, plants, *Groundwater, water run off and children

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