My neighbor's cat is an "outdoor only" cat and comes over on my deck. This causes my tomcat to fight with my females!
Chester beats up Felicia and Alexis. What can I do to deter the neighbor's cat away from here???
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You can plant things to discourage cats, such as geranium, pennyroyal, rue, lavender, garlic, lemon thyme, lemon verbena, and other strongly scented plants. You can also lay chicken wire in your flower beds, as cats dislike like walking on wire. In addition to chicken wire, you can use pine cones, nut shells, and short stakes to discourage cats from walking in your yard; cats also don't like walking on coffee grounds and eggshells, both of which happen to make great fertilizer.Some people find that an automatic sprinkler does the trick when it comes to getting rid of stray cats. Sprinklers can be installed with motion-sensitive detectors which cause the sprinkler to go off when an animal walks by, and they can be moved around so that the animals don't learn to subvert the sprinkler. Make sure no one is feeding this cat in your neighborhood or has uncovered trash cans or even barbecue grills left open. It's OK to chase the cat when you see it, too.
Izadore (Izzie) answered on 4/26/12. Helpful? / 0