One for Pounder here!
"Another thing cats hate is cayenne pepper. So it may be worth
scattering a generous amount of cayenne pepper in places the cats like to
visit. Then again, this may cause the cat to start sneezing violently,
which make us feel a bit sorry for it."
Having tried all of those methods in the past I can confirm that none of
them work. Scent/smells as a deterrent is usually negated by having a
sunny or rainy day which either dries out the material or washes it away.
There are however a couple of sure ways that involve easily available
chemicals/substances and cat food.
Problem is that one of the neighbours cats comes right into my house looking
for something to eat and it wouldn’t be a great idea if it died in the
Havent seen it for more than a week now and some of the neighbours are
renters so with a bit of luck its one of the renters who has moved out now.
When I was younger I built a kit of an ultrasound pulser which was supposed
to be placed in the middle of the bed you did not want the cats to use as a
toilet. It never worked, indeed their ears went every which way and they
homed in on it and played with it as if it was some kind of creature.
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On Sat, 6 Jul 2019 20:05:03 +0100, "Mr Pounder Esquire"
One (non lethal) solution I used when I was growing produce in my back
garden was the IR water jet.
IR trigger at low level connected to a garden hose that would sweep
though a user settable arc and back, soaking anything in it's path (so
good for the veg). ;-)
This sort of thing:
We saw a couple of them getting caught by it and they really didn't
like it (and if they did come back they didn't say long enough to do
We didn't seem to have the infestation problem of other peoples
so-called 'pets' when the whippets and lurcher used to patrol the
Cheers, T i m
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