Animals, Cats, George, How To, Pest Advice, Pest Control

cat in garden

We all love a cat when it’s our own, but a neighbour’s cat creeping into your garden can cause all sorts of nuisances. From scaring away birds to fouling the lawn, there are plenty of reasons to keep pesky kitties away. Here are a few tips to get you started:

1. Prevent the cats getting in

Small, spiky objects can really put off a cat that’s trying to sneak into your garden. For a DIY approach, place some chopsticks in the soil or lay bits of thorny plants in your flowerbeds. Another easy way to do this is using fence spikes.

2. Scare the cats off with light

Cats hate flashing lights, so try stringing up some old CDs along the fence to glint in the sunlight. Placing little bowls of water on the ground will have a similar effect.

3. Use a cat repeller

For a modern solution, you can try an ultrasonic cat repeller. This sends out a high pitched sound, which you won’t hear but keeps the cats at bay.

4. Spray the cats with water

We all know cats aren’t the biggest fans of a bath, so try giving them a little spray from a water pistol – though maybe not a super soaker! It’s a sure-fire way to get them out of your garden.

5. Use scents to ward the cats off

Curiously, cats are really repelled by citrus scents. Scattering bits of orange or lemon rind around the garden will help to keep them away.

6. Get a dog

If all else fails, you can’t beat a good hound to scare its feline enemies away.

Please let us know in the comments how these work out, or if you’ve got any more suggestions!

George at PrimroseGeorge works in the Primrose marketing team. As a lover of all things filmic, he also gets involved with our TV ads and web videos.

George’s idea of the perfect time in the garden is a long afternoon sitting in the shade with a good book. A cool breeze, peace and quiet… But of course, he’s usually disturbed by his energetic wire fox terrier, Poppy!

He writes about his misadventures in repotting plants and new discoveries about cat repellers.

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Animals, Cat, Cats

Do cute cats bother you?
Do cute cats bother you?

Most of the population seem to be divided into liking either cats or dogs. Personally I am most definitely a cat person [after all, what do you expect from a person called Cat], but I also love having our office dog Billy around.

However, there are a lot of people that suffer with having cats come into their gardens and with our range of cat deterrents we get a lot of reviews from people who are clearly at the end of their tether. This is just a selection of some of our favourite ones:

On the Ultrasonic Cat Repeller with PIR Motion Sensor:

Just one cat that seems to ignore repeller, so we think it must be deaf. – Pam

Fantastic! Have set up two in the back garden and one in the front and gone are the daily ‘presents’ we used to find. – Miss W

The cat repeller has worked well, most of the cats had got the message after two weeks but it has taken four for the last cat who is a bit devious and has managed to find blind spots. – Christine

For the Solar Animal Chaser:

Does exactly what the cat didn’t want it to do! Simple and easy to site and seems to be working well. – Martin

For the PestBye Advanced Cat Scarer:

Absolutely works brilliantly. After placing it in the garden I had my first persistent visitor after an hour. I’ve battled this cat for the last 6 months, he was after the wild birds I feed. He jumped into the garden and lasted around 4 seconds, jumped back out and tried another day, has now given up completely. Phew success at last, so glad I tried the product, it works fine. – Terry

After years of putting up with other peoples cats and spending money on cat repellents this is heaven sent.On the first day installed one cat appeared when picked up by sensor stopped dead in its track turned and went, not had to pick up any parcels + no smells left behind,now can spend money on plants not on repellents for cats. – David

For the Fence and Wall Spikes:

Product is good but the offending cat is very clever!! – Geoff

This is the second cat scarer we have purchased in recent weeks and so far—fingers crossed—- they seem to be working. Husband’s blood pressure down and order for shotgun cancelled!!!!! – Mrs A

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wedding-meCat works in the marketing team and is responsible for online marketing, social media and the newsletter.

She spends most of her time reading about a variety of interesting facts, such as oddly named Canadian towns, obscure holidays and unusual gardening.

She mostly writes about Primrose news and current events.

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