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Chezca
Hayward (Z8b-9a), CA
(Zone 8b)

May 2, 2012
3:45 PM

Post #9107590

Hi ya there! I'm sorta back and man did I miss everybody here new and old ^_^.

I have a CATs problem in our front yard. We recently prepped it for seeding/sod but these dang cats keep using it as their pooter box! Tried the sprays,powdered cow's blood, pepper, chilis, soaking, you name it but they still leave me MOUNDS in the morning! GRR-freakin-RRRR!

Help?

Chezca

ps,
nice to be back and I REALLY missed DG!
microbiology1
Foxboro, MA

May 2, 2012
4:01 PM

Post #9107607

motion activated sprinkler? or maybe plant some catnip in the neighbors yard.
Chezca
Hayward (Z8b-9a), CA
(Zone 8b)

May 3, 2012
9:27 AM

Post #9108636

Tnx, Micro but they ARE the neighbor's cats! RRRRrrrrr! Hubby and I are thinkin electrified fence- maybe a zap of a gadrillion watts would scare the curiosity outta them for good ^_^.
microbiology1
Foxboro, MA

May 3, 2012
2:32 PM

Post #9109064

Well... maybe you could ask their owner if they have a litter box or could put one in their yard? You could put one in your yard which would probably keep them off the grass but then you would have to clean it. I had a neighbor who used to let her dog out in our front yard. That stopped the day I lost it and went over with a shoe full of poo and screamed 'I believe this belongs to you!'. Her response was 'what do you want me to pick it up?'. After I screamed that that's the law I never saw dog poo out front again. :)

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 4, 2012
6:33 AM

Post #9109886

they don't like things that poke their paws, they have these...
http://www.gardeners.com/Safe-Cat-Deterrent/31-954,default,pd.html?start=1&q=cat

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2012
8:43 AM

Post #9110085

The motion activated sprinkler sounds like a winner...we have cats, 3 of them, and to keep them from being a nuisance, we built a small sandbox at the back of the yard where the compost bins, etc are...since it is not too far from the burn pile, it is relatively easy to keep clean.

Chezca, it is the pet owners responsibility to keep up with their pets...if the cats get used to going there...they will continue after you sod...and they can tear sod up with their scratching...
Chezca
Hayward (Z8b-9a), CA
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2012
8:55 AM

Post #9110105

Aww man! I thought they'd stop once we put down the sod TOMORROW people! :(

Our neighbors, bless their black icy hearts, don't give a figgin fig. Yea they're THOSE type...

The cats are cute, don't get me wrong. They're even purty. But all I see is red when I go out to enjoy a cuppa and find MOUNDS on my front yard... Oy vey!
microbiology1
Foxboro, MA

May 4, 2012
10:12 AM

Post #9110204

My cats never used the lawn. They always preferred the sand box since they like to bury. So you might stand a chance once the sod goes down. Otherwise, get yourself the motion activated sprinkler, squirt gun with good range, or a dog.

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 4, 2012
11:51 AM

Post #9110297

According to the City of Hayward Animal Control Regs...you can catch the cats and after notifying the chief of Police turn the animal into the Shelter free of charge...Ahem...

http://www.hayward-ca.gov/municipal/HMCWEB/AnimalControlRegs.pdf
Chezca
Hayward (Z8b-9a), CA
(Zone 8b)

May 4, 2012
2:43 PM

Post #9110481

Moon! My hero ♥!☺☺☺

I will pass this info along to my hubby and see how we're gonna go about it :). Although the high-powered scoped watergun sounds more fun ☺ ^_^
microbiology1
Foxboro, MA

May 4, 2012
3:26 PM

Post #9110535

love it!

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

May 6, 2012
7:12 AM

Post #9112484

Please do invest in one of the Water Blasters...they drive squirrels crazy too...we had one with a 30 ft range...I have found it improves your eye-hand coordination...LOL and yes...it is FUN...snicker-snort

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