Cat Repellent: How To Keep Cats Out Of The Yard
The cat population is growing rapidly in our cities. There are many reasons why cats have become so popular these days, but the main reason is because they provide us with companionship and a sense of security. However, if you want to prevent your house from becoming overrun by feral or stray cats then there are several things you need to do. You might think that you could just buy some cat repellent, but this would not work very well at all.
A better idea would be to build a fence around your garden and put up signs telling the cats that it’s no place for them here.
There are two types of fences you can use to keep cats away from your garden. One type works by trapping the animals inside the fence. The other type works by keeping the animals outside of the fence and making sure that they cannot get back into your garden.
Both methods will definitely solve your problem, but which one is best?
Let’s take a look at both of them!
The Inclusionary Fence
This type of fence would consist of two parallel fences with fairly small gaps in between the two. The idea is to create an “in” and an “out” for the cats. They can go in through either opening, but they cannot go back out through the same opening. When they try to do so they will fall into the small gap between the fences and be unable to get back up.
If you build it large enough, then over time the entire cat population in your yard should disappear.
The Exclusionary Fence
This type of fence is also quite easy to construct. All you need to do is build a fence around your yard and put very small openings at the bottom. Cats are great at climbing so they will have no trouble getting over the fence, but they won’t be able to climb back down on the other side! You will soon find that all the cats in your yard are gone.
The second method will probably be more popular with most people, simply because it is cheaper to build than the other one. In addition, you don’t have to worry about making sure that the gaps between fences are very small. Of course, if you decide to go this route then you may want to look into getting some type of barrier around your yard to prevent the cats from climbing the fence in the first place.
Keeping your yard cat free is not as hard as you might think. All you have to do is a little planning and you’ll be able to keep the neighborhood cats out for good.
Sources & references used in this article:
House cats (feral) by SD Council – 2015 – Sevenoaks District Council, Council …
Managing wildlife damage: Feral cats (felis catus) by WD Fitzwater – The Handbook: Prevention and Control of …, 1994 – digitalcommons.unl.edu
Cat-repelling trash bag and associated use thereof by J Kanine, MT Mengak – 2014 – athenaeum.libs.uga.edu
Feline repellant device by T Lewis – US Patent 9,771,213, 2017 – Google Patents