Video:Best Commercial Cat Repellantswith Paul Filice
Cats can destroy your lawn and garden, if you don't take the necessary precautions to keep them out. This lawncare video from About.com shows some of the best products you can use to stop cats from coming into your lawn.See Transcript
Transcript:Best Commercial Cat Repellants
Hi, I'm Paul Filice with Miner's ACE Hardware. I'm here today on behalf of About.com to talk to you about commercial cat repellants.
Keeping Cats Out of Your Yard
Cats are a common problem for everyone, and some of the things that we can do to prevent cats coming into our gardens, planters, and making spots on our lawn are things that you can talk to experts at your local hardware store about.
Use Chicken Wire as a Cat Repellant
One of the common things that people do is put chicken wire or hardware cloth over their bedding area before it's planted, cut holes out, plant inside the holes, and then cats don't like to walk on the chicken wire or hardware cloth. You're making them uncomfortable--we don't want to hurt cats, but we want to make them uncomfortable and they'll find somewhere else to go.
Repel Cats with Odors
Another common thing used in all sorts of situations to repel cats are odors. So you can use common things like perfumes, colognes from your household, or go to your local hardware store and find off-the-shelf products. They mostly include things like fox urine and other strong odors to repel cats.
Mulch or Bark Will Repel Cats
Another thing you can do after you've planted is put mulch or bark down on top of your soil. The cats are in your yard because they're looking for the soil, and if you can avoid having that by either putting gravel, bark, mulch, stone, or some other hard surface in instead of soil, you're going to be much better off.
Install a Motion-Activated Water Dispenser
There are commercial products you can buy, like the Spray Away, and it's a motion-activated water dispenser. So what it does is it acts like a sprinkler, when a cat, or dog, or any animal comes into your yard, it makes a noise and it sprays water at them and it's sporadic so they won't learn with it – they won't know how not to get sprayed. Those are your best bets for commercial cat repellants.
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