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Cat deterrent

I’ve looked online and one site is saying I can use lavender or citronella to deter cats , then another site is saying it’s poisonous to them . Does anyone know what I can use that’s not toxic to them thank you

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  • AstraeusAstraeus Posts: 271
    The water-shooting PIR scarecrow?

    I don't think any of the plants actually work. The cats here are not troubled by the lavender that I have planted en masse in the front or back garden. In fact, the only success that I have had is placing a pyracantha in a small gap that they were using to get in.
  • ElferElfer Posts: 329
    Cats hate smell of citrus & lavender (think you may be able to add pennyroyal, Coleus canina and lemon thyme to the list too) therefore not likely to go near it let alone eat.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,628
    The RSPB recommends this sonic device - https://shopping.rspb.org.uk/bird-safety-hygiene/catwatch-cat-deterrent.html

    I've read great things about the water scarecrow but last time I looked it was unavailable.  If you do find one, remember to move the sensor regularly so the cats don't learn the trigger points and don't point it at the postman!
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • bertrand-mabelbertrand-mabel Posts: 1,517
    Nothing we have done has stopped the cats coming into our garden or orchard.
  • KT53KT53 Posts: 6,456
    My mother bought citrus 'thingies' to hang on plants because the label said they deterred dogs.  Our dog ate them!
    If the problem is cats leaving unwanted presents in borders you could try inserting bamboo barbeque skewers in patches of clear ground.  They are cheap.  ASDA currently advertising at £1 for 100.  They are environmentally, if not cat, friendly.
  • Thank you . . I’m looking for something I can spray or rub on the top or my fence to stop cats coming in and attacking my pet .but I need it to be non toxic , I don’t want to put anything on that will harm them , just deter them from climbing the fence , much appreciated 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,692
    Another £1 for me  :D
    Devon.
  • FlyDragonFlyDragon Greater ManchesterPosts: 834
    Thank you . . I’m looking for something I can spray or rub on the top or my fence to stop cats coming in and attacking my pet .but I need it to be non toxic , I don’t want to put anything on that will harm them , just deter them from climbing the fence , much appreciated 
    If your pet is something the cats will want to eat like a rabbit or a guinea pig, then you will need to stand guard when they are out in the garden, ideally with a water pistol!  That's what we used to do when we had rabbits when I was a kid.  
  • brackenbracken South West EnglandPosts: 91
    Look on Amazon at the Cactus Cat Intruder strips.
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