Help! Cats pooping in/on garden, roof and rocks!

Discussion in 'The Green Patch' started by Bear, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    O.k. My sister lives in Texas and the neighbor feeds and takes care of a bunch of feral cats... She has a garden and mentioned all the cat poop in there and I suggested ground pepper... here's her response... Any other suggestions? Other than the obvious?...

    she just emailed me and told me they leave dead mice in the yard and driveway too.... they have dogs but doesn't seem like its been a help...

    Anyway... here's what she said...

    "Thanks for the tip...we've actually tried black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic, citrus, moth balls, borax detergent and spent several hundreds of dollars to replace mulched areas in the front yard with lava rock...nothing has worked...they actually poop right on the rock...and they have also pooped on the roof, which is gross because when it rains it falls on the patio and sidewalks...I've also tried talking to the neighbor, but to no avail."
  2. Gray Wolf

    Gray Wolf Monkey+++

    CB caps are real quiet.
  3. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Yup... that was the obvious solution...[beer]

    Looking for any natural repellents etc...

    Although that solution brought a smile to my face[beer]
  4. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

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  5. RightHand

    RightHand Been There, Done That RIP 4/15/21 Moderator Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I also read that someone used whole pine cones as mulch - cats avoided it completely. Not much help for the roof but okay for the garden
  6. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Y'all ever notice how cats are scarce in Vietnamese and Chinese neighborhoods?
    barbequed chicken satay on a skewer anyone?
    If talking to the neighbors is no help, tossing the cat poop over their fence seems perfectly okay to me, as is hanging cb shot dead cats on the fence.
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  7. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Illini Warrior

    had the same problem ....... no way to stop them once they get started in a spot ...... same thing with dogs ......

    my cat pooper disappeared just in time .......
  8. tacmotusn

    tacmotusn RIP 1/13/21

    Au contraire mon ami. Slingshots and ball bearings, crossbows with blunt tipped bolts, silenced firearms, 22 rifles with cb caps are all very effective deterents if not terminal solutions.
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  9. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    I wonder how well tuna fish and rat poison mixed in a cuisinart might work?
  10. BAT1

    BAT1 Cowboys know no fear

    Good idea with the chicken wire. Good for birds pooping on your car, or lawn furniture. Our cat started going every where, and she turned to have a bladder infection. Feral cats are probably sick with it too.
    We went down to Brownsville to see some family, and went out on the deck to see the moon. We got to smelling crap, and came back in and had it all over us. They did it every where! LOL. We had to sit there with a towel wrap while they washed our clothes.
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  11. UGRev

    UGRev Get on with it!

    I'd go with chicken wire. I wrapped mine with 3-4 foot high CW and I never had a problem with wild-life.
  12. Illini Warrior

    Illini Warrior Illini Warrior

    Didn't Want to Hear the Obvious !!!!!!!!!

    If you read the original posting they DIDN'T want the OBVIOUS ..... being killing or hurting the cat ....... its also easy to napalm the entire neighboorhood for that matter .......
  13. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    feral cats that have found a reliable food source will come back no matter what you attempt to do. How do i know? Neighbor has been feeding barn cats with dinner scraps for years.

    You might try to use a live trap and relocate. But what you gonna do with it when you catch it?

    I've tried: sling shot, paint ball, snow balls, apple on a stick. made contact but they keep coming back.

    It comes down to a mineral deficiency. I've found that the feral felines have had a lack of plumbous-82. Administering that will definitely solve the issue.

    or i have no experience with this product other than it looks promising
  14. Remington

    Remington Monkey+

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  15. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Coleus Canina "scardy cat" plant. I hear they don't like the smell. Have her check her local garden center or she can get it online.
  16. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

    Thanks for all the suggestions... I'll send them off to her and see what works...

    Any more ideas?
  17. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

  18. Bear

    Bear Monkey+++ Founding Member Iron Monkey

  19. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Retired Curmudgeonly IT Monkey Founding Member

    Electric fencing - kitty sprays, kitty scrams!! If he ain't just left twitching.......

    Myself, I'd take the opportunity for Super Colibri target practice. [stirpot]
  20. magnus392

    magnus392 Field Marshall Mags Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    Burn the neighbor's house down = no more food source.
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