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I have seen plastic fence spikes on the web. Have any of you ever used them? Wondering how effective they are at keeping the neighbours cats out.I'm sick of cleaning up cat poo in my garden.


  • raisingirlraisingirl Posts: 6,437
    General consensus here is that the only effective deterrent is a water scarecrow. 

    Most cats seem able to climb onto the top of even very narrow fences, walk very carefully between the fence spikes and jump down the other side. It slows them up a bit perhaps. There are clumsy cats out there but they generally aren't the ones visiting neighbour's gardens.

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  • The most effective cat deterrent I have ever used, other than my dog, was Lion Poo, bought in boxes in a dried form from garden centres. Not sure if it is still available.
  • 'Lion' poo?? In the U.K?
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  • ShepsSheps Posts: 1,386
    I use them and my cat problem has greatly improved, though I do get the odd cat in the garden through the night, but they have stopped using the lawn and raised beds as a toilet and I haven't had any cat poop in the garden for quite a while, I just get copious amounts of Hedgehog poop now, which I'm thrilled about, honestly  B)

    Now, I no longer have cats using the fence panels as a highway, as the local moggies will not walk on the spikes, but it was quite funny to watch them try when the spikes first went up, especially when they would jump up a post and be stuck between 2 sets of spikes, but they soon got the message.

    And just so I don't get branded a Cat Hater, I like cats and would probably have one if time allowed ( my disabled Father lives with me, so most of my spare time is spent looking after him due to a stroke and now focal epilepsy ) but it would be a house / garden cat, as I would never turf it out during the day or night where it could be possibly run over and killed.

  • Well, after the mountain of poo I have to pick up every weekend I have become a cat hater!!! 
  • ShepsSheps Posts: 1,386
    It's the cat owners that are the problem, lg77...I've never understood how cat owners can put their much loved, member of the family out at night where it could quite easily be run over. In fact, there is a cat pelt embedded in the road a few doors down from me, so I guess someone is missing that unfortunate kitty. 
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