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Hi all, just an update really for people with cat mess probs ,i now have 7 days with no new deposits  after useing Jeyes multi purpose disinfectant ready to use outside spray from B&Q, iv sprayed twice so far and so far good image




  • Hi, good to know that Jeyes multi purpose disinfectant works.

    I was woundering if anyone knew about coleus canina (scaredy cat) its a plant that cats aren't suppost to like the smell of.  

     Does anyone know if it works?

    If so i would get loads for my garden image



    Failure is always an option.

  • Hi Alan4711 is that safe on veg patch as that's where they like to do it. I don't have any veg in at the mo but I will soon
  • I like the sound of that Jeyes solution Alan.

    As an unexpected Christmas gift I got the RSPB ultrasonic cat deterrent Catwatch.

    I have been plagued by neighbourhood cats since I moved to my new home 6 months ago.Installed the device on Boxing Day and have not seen a furry critter since.Could be the answer otherwise I'm off to buy Jeyes!



  • Hi Alan4711 I don't know how feasible it is for you to try, but I saw a video on a different gardening website that I am a member of and the person uses twigs on the soil of his raised beds and pots while they are empty and waiting for new crops and plants to be put in them, he does it to deter any cats from pooping in them, he said it does work and keeps the cats away because they won't walk on the twigs. As a cat person myself I would agree that none of my cats would walk on something like that either lol my cats are indoor cats so I know they can't poop in anyone's gardens image


  • I put down twiggy bits onto flowerbeds.  They go all over the grass image.

  • Will the Jeyes Fluid kill the grass?

  • GirasoleGirasole Posts: 193

    Good morning Forkers

    I have just seen this thread and only too well know the problem image.

    Yes, I have cats poo-ing on my grass which I find very irritating and smelly. I always thought that cats did their business in flower beds but things seem to have changed!

    I have made a note of the Jeyes disinfectant and if not successful might go for the RSPB gadget. As a matter of interest how much does the gadget cost, please? Is it available to non-RSPB peeps?



  • frensclanfrensclan Posts: 119

    My neighbour recommended Caninia to me as she had used it the year before. We clubbed together to buy some of the plants and we have had them in the garden all sumer. From having persistent visits from a local cat my garden has been cat deposit free all year as has hers for 2 yrs now. I had about 10 of the plants dotted about  mainly in the veg bit. We kept them in pots and they are not overwintering in my workshop. One I inadvertently left out was killed off by early frosts up here in North Cumbria. I don't know if we can get them through the winter to be put out next year but I do hope so as they worked pretty well for us. I used to try the Jeys fluid (bought from the supermarket and diluted ( much cheaper that ready made garden ones) and it worked fairly well in a previous garden but I was worried about the effect on my veg so stopped a couple of years ago. The above plants are not cheap however hence our attempt to save them for next year. In warmer parts they may well over winter outside with some protection.

  • PLPPLP Posts: 5

    Mmmmm, so many different ideas - none of which were successful in our garden. Our garden has a six foot fence all round so we are considering an electric fence all the way round since everyone in the neighbourhood seems to have more than one cat image

    It won't hurt them but will send a tingle through their paws so will, hopefully, stop them jumping onto the fence then into the garden. 

  • i have spent pounds on cat deterrants and none seem to work for very long personnelly i think the only thing to work is a jack russell dog the plant had no effect at all

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