My granny has a phobia about cats,,,,how can I keep them away from her deck?
I tried putting mothballs in her lawnchairs, didn't work.....is there
anything I can spray that would keep them away?
Thanks for all advice.
Feliway might work?
Otherwise, I'd pick up some "Scat matt" electric static mats...
Screening works too and will also keep off mosquitos.
Garden hoses work and won't hurt the cats.
You may also discuss the problem with local cat owners and suggest they
keep their animals inside...
Sprout the MungBean to reply
"I don't like to commit myself about heaven and hellyou
Motion Detector Sprinklers worked to keep cats out of one of my
neighbor's gardens. There are several variations on this design, you
can google for the best price and options. Just be sure to position it
so that it can be turned off without your granny getting squirted!
Hot pepper brine - not at them, but around the deck area.
Also help keep squirrels off my grapes when the shoots
are tender. I make a solution using hot peppers in
vinegar and then into a spray bottle. Strategic
spraying does the job. Their eyes act like ours do
when cutting onions well before it actually irritates
Who's the jerk who said airgun? - they work on a-holes
as well, especially in the face. The poster is likely
looking for humane solutions. I'm looking forward to see
the fate of the two youth who assasinated a grounhog pup
today and then tried at the mother [failed] - using paintball
guns. 6 months in jail is at stake for these moronic
17- and 18-year olds. I hope they get to take IN the
WHOLE experience while incarcerated if know what I mean.
No, couldn't find it again. I'm pretty sure it was in the Garden Web forum
and was quite the impassioned plea not to use the hot peppers but I couldn't
find the same reference again--and the thread I did find, even though it
repeated the same plea not to use the hot peppers--didn't give anymore info
and became so negative that I decided not to reference it.
I will check around. But, the squirrels seem
to know that my plants are off limits after a taste.
Probably after a few days, any of the aromaticity
of the pepper is gone and it requires a taste,
which I don't think will harm an animal. The burn
is probably a pepper's natural defense anyway. It's
not delivered at full strength either. Right after I
apply it, I'd be surprised if they at all go near
the plants and areas that have been sprayed.
I could understand directly **sprayed** pepper causing
an animal to mame itself. Believe you me, I've touched
hot pepper in a meal and still after washing hands and
then dealing with my contact lenses later on, I've
gotten the burn. It takes a lot of resolve not to put
soap directly into my eyes - just have to flood the
eyes with water. Very powerful stuff that capsaicin.
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