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Thread: What will keep neighbors cats from using bathroom in your flower pots

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    Neighbors cats use my flower pots for their bathroom. What can I put in them so they won"t go in my flower pots? I tried black pepper but that didn't work. Any more suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks Georgie

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    Try a few moth balls in or around each pot

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    We used to use moth balls.

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    I use chicken wire. I just cut a piece to fit the pot. The flowers grow through the wire but the cats don't like how the wire feels to their feet. I also lay strips of chicken wire 12" wide in front of my flowerbeds. They are pretty easy to pick up before you mow the yard, and are not noticeable with the grass growing through it.

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    i am glad i dont have that problem moth balls sounds good to me

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    They hate citrus-fresh orange zest may work without looking bad.

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    Agree with the moth balls,
    Cheyenne pepper sprinkled in the top layer of soil works also.

    Quote Originally Posted by sally's girl
    Try a few moth balls in or around each pot

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    Moth balls are toxic. Other solutions include the following:

    Mix the following together and sprinkle where ever you wish to repel cats. Reapply after rain.
    2 parts cayenne pepper
    3 parts dry mustard
    5 parts flour

    Any citrus peel on top of the soil will repel cats. Things that keep them from digging such as pine cones, aluminum foil, screen, stones, etc will also keep them from going potty in your pots. ;)

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    Put some toothpicks sticking up from the soil.

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    cacti lol.
    I'm so glad that the cats stay out of our yard. knock on wood.

    I agree with the chicken wire and pine cones and other prickly things.

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