Pest Control: Getting Rid of Cats in Your Garden

We love home gardening but I must say that nothing is more disgusting that sticking your fingers in a flower bed or veggie garden only to come out with cat poo on them. Yuk!!
Heck we don’t even have a cat.
They can get so bad that even the birds don’t want to hang around our yard much anymore. Something has to be done about it, without harming the culprits of course.
We aren’t cat haters, just not cat lovers. Not sure about our pitbull Honey though, she goes wild when a cat enters our property. Really not sure if she wants to play or if she is thinking about dinner.
The method we use has to be GREEN as we try to be organic gardeners and have no desire to harm anything.

Method One: Using Tin Pie Plates To Scare The Cats

My wife tried using tin pie plates to scare the cats off but I think the only one annoyed was me as I work from home and my office is facing the backyard where all the pie plates are. So that didn’t work so well.
Plus the plates are very reflective being made of shiny tin so every time the wind blew while the sun was up I would be blinded by the reflections.
That method didn’t work at all other than to keep me from open the window because of the noise and leaving the blinds down because of the reflections.
Cats 1 – Humans 0
So now I’m checking out Amazon for answers to our cat problems.

Shake Away 20-ounce Cat Repellent Coyote/Fox Urine

GREEN: 100% Organic and safe. Does not harm the cats you are repelling.
Shake Away Product Features

  • easy to use – just sprinkle on ground and watch it work;
  • safe -completely organic, safe around kids & pets;
  • goes to work immediately, last for weeks;
  • uses animals’ strongest repellent – fear!
  • it works – money back guarantee.

The Shake Away granules have an odor that signals danger to all pest critters and are less messy than liquid. The think a predator is about and stay away. No one gets hurt, just scared.
You can be comforted knowing the patented formula won’t burn your plants, bushes or trees. Plus the heavy granules won’t wash away in rain so they last longer. They won’t evaporate or freeze like liquid either.
The 20oz container will put down a line of protection up to 600 feet long. Applying as instructed, this container will protect an area up to 20 by 30 feet for a month.
No more stinky fingers or pie plates.

Contech CatStop Ultrasonic Outdoor Cat Deterrent

Now you can protect your garden, plants even the sandbox while staying green. No chemicals. You won’t need fences to keep cats out now.
How The CatStop Works
When cats come within range, the CatStop automatic outdoor cat deterrent emits a sudden burst of ultrasonic sound. The sound startles cats, and teaches them to stay away.
Installing the CatStop is pretty easy. Just place the CatStop in the garden or outdoor area that you want to protect, and it’s ready to go. How simple is that?
The CatStop will work for about 3-4 months on just one 9 volt battery but you can purchase an adapter so the battery isn’t needed.
Everything esle is automatic.
It may only take one visit from a neighbourhood cat and you will not see them again. They learn that your yard or garden is a place they won’t have a good experience, without hurting them of course.
CatStop Specifications

  • infrared sensing angle: 80 degrees;
  • detection range: up to 20 feet (6 meters);
  • sensor warm-up time: 60 seconds;
  • water resistant;
  • includes two stakes – 1 stake for 4″ above ground and the other for 10″ above ground.

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