I know I know – lot of you may not want to keep cats away, but think of people like us, who are among the dog lovers? I feel, one of the most unpredictable creatures of nature is a cat. While they are one of the cutest, they can be quite a pest too, ruining perfectly landscaped gardens with fecal matter, sitting under or on cars, eating food kept for other pets, urinating on posts and causing nighttime disturbances with their yowling and cat fights. Check out this Ways To Keep Unwanted Cats Away From Your House if you want a peaceful feline-free existence…
Ways To Keep Unwanted Cats Away From Your House
No Feeding your Feline Friends
If you have a tendency to feed stray cats, don’t! They will tend to stay in the place where they get easy food. And you can have more cats turning up lured by food. Also make sure you don’t leave food out for other pets or feed their prey like mice or birds. Secure your trashcans with firm lids to keep them out.
Do Away with Potential Homes
Cats like to make their home in a warm and dry place, sheltered from the outdoors. If they cannot find such a place, they will be forced to go away. So, fence your deck or porch in, and seal and close all possible openings. Cats like to dig the soil before using it as a litter box. To prevent this, line your garden with chicken wire. These ways to keep unwanted cats away from your house will definitely work.
Have Motion-detecting Sprinklers
Motion sensing lights and sprinklers can detect the stimuli when the signal between a light source and the light receptor is disturbed. Cats hate water and so they will not come to the place anymore. But remember to aim the device at areas where cats walk by, not other human passersby.
Cats like strong smelling things like fish, but they dislike other strong smells, particularly ones with a citrus smell, like orange or lemon peel. Other common household wastes like coffee grounds and essential oils also repel cats. You can scatter them or spray them around your house to deter the four-legged felines. Amongst these ways to keep unwanted cats away from your house, are commercial cat repellents as well.
Use Natural Means
Try using rubber snakes or getting a dog as a means of keeping cats away. These natural enemies of cats will prevent them from visiting your house. These are natural yet effective ways to keep unwanted cats away from your house.
Use Predator Urine
Get the urine of animals like foxes or coyotes who feed on cats, and that can be used to keep the feral cats away. However, if you live in a wet area with lot of rain, this will not work, as it will keep getting washed away.
Cats use gardens or soft soil as litter boxed. You can use a solution with one part “Parsons Ammonia” and one part of water. Place this solution in a shallow dish in the garden. This will make the cats run off, as they hate the smell. You can also try spraying the area with this solution.
This will affect cats, as they will have spicy paws while grooming themselves. They will slowly figure out that this is due to your place, and leave it. Use pepper or pepper spray in places like beneath the porch, at the back of your patio, or inside your garden shed where the cats like to hide out.
Use Cat Traps
This is one of the most humane ways to keep unwanted cats away from your house and it is a long-term solution. Once you catch the cats, have them spayed or neutered. Use baits like fish, or cat food inside a plastic or metal trap and put it in a place where cats come frequently. Don’t let the cat out of the trap, as they can bite or scratch. Cover the trap with a blanket to calm them.
Contact Animal Control
This is one of the quickest ways you can get rid of cats. If you notice that the number of feral cats in your neighborhood is on the rise, contact animal control. They will either catch the cats themselves or bring you traps to put in places where the cats are seen the most.
Never have a cat bother you again! If you don’t like them – that’s it, you don’t have to deal with them anymore! Hoping that these tricks to keep those little cute yet irritating creatures away helped a lot and you can now save the fishes lying just like that in your house. Thank us later; wink!