- How can cats be harmful?
- Protect the garden of cats
- How to keep cats out of the garden?
- Repellent odors
The cat is one of the closest pets to humans. But when they are stray cats or the whole neighborhood who come to urinate and ransack the garden, this feline turns into a nuisance! It will not then of course to eliminate it, but to move away to avoid nuisance and damage.
How can cats be harmful?
The cat is usually considered a pet appreciated by men. However, wildcats or cats from the neighborhood can become a nuisance to nearby homes if they become too invasive.
The main nuisances caused by cats are:
- Urine and needs deposited in a house or in abundance in the garden.
- Scratches on furniture, materials available.
- Flower beds and trampled plantings.
What attracts cats
The felines will be attracted, especially in the garden and vegetable garden, by:
- The presence of rodents (mice, rats, field mice...): in this case, the cat is more likely to be an ally of the man. However, it is not recommended that it attacks shrews that are a great help in the garden.
- A vegetable garden where the earth has been dug and which encourages him to make it his needs.
- Bark plants that are ideal surfaces for claws.
Protect the garden of cats
At first, if the invasion of cats is important in the garden, it is recommended to protect your garden with the following means:
- Have a fence around the planting area of more than 6 m.
- Install protective nets.
- Privilege greenhouses to deposit seedlings and young shoots. Cats have the unfortunate tendency to dig them up.
How to keep cats out of the garden?
The massive and recurrent invasion of felines imposes more drastic actions, without eliminating intruders.
Do not encourage them to settle
If you do not want a cat to live in the garden or around the house, you have to do everything you can to keep him from staying. So it is advisable to:
- Do not feed them and do not leave food scraps anywhere.
- Close the garbage cans, especially outside.
- If it is the rodents that attract cats to the field, we must first get rid of these intruders.
- Remember to close carefully and especially in the evening shelters, garages or other huts that could allow cats to shelter.
There are many fragrant plants that cats do not like at all! Natural means, they can be very effective as long as they are renewed very regularly. Here are the most common:
- pepper deposited on the seedlings after watering,
- mustard + water sprayed on the plantations,
- plants that repel cats: lavender, coleus, officinal street,
- citrus peel (lemon, orange, grapefruit) on the passage areas of cats.
There are also in-store ready-made repellents against cats, often made from fox urine or other feline predators.
Warning! Contrary to what one might imagine, bleach is far from being considered a bad smell by cats. She attracts them rather. Avoid spraying on surfaces where they come to urinate.
To scare cats
To hunt cats, one can also play on their senses like hearing or their fears:
- The very sensitive hearing of the cat can be inconvenienced by the use of a strident whistle or a ultrasonic device.
- As we know, most cats hate water. If you have a irrigation system motion detector, it can be put in place. A simple garden hose to aim the animal can also do the trick, as long as the pressure is not too strong.