How to rid the smell of cat pee?


I have a three mill stray cats that come and go outside and they think they live here, but each one of them likes to spray around the front door and the porch and I keep spraying with cleaners in order dissolving liquids but nothing seems to work , I even splash non-diluted vinegar all over the place and it doesn’t hold up because the smell comes right now, is there anything that anybody knows about that I could spray around my front door and my screen to get rid of that cat Pee odor that will work longer than a few days

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  • Gk Gk on Apr 12, 2019

    You could purchase some enzyme cleaner that is made for pet stains and odors, put it in a spray bottle, and spray it. That may help. Hopefully you are not feeding them. If you are they will keep coming back. I had to find a home for a stray kitten this summer who moved in. I saw it for a few weeks around the edge of my yard and I couldn't stand the thought of a starving kitten so I eventually fed it. I kept it safe at night from the wild life that lives in the woods all around me in a kennel in the garage. Too may owls, fox, etc. It took me a few weeks to find it a home. I am so angry when people just dump off their animals and other people have to be responsible. How heartless.

    • Tyler Dhoba Tyler Dhoba on Oct 15, 2019

      One of my 2 cats (both neutered males) had taken to painting all of my walls, furniture, and anything else he could reach. I was horrified when I got a UV light. He never did that in all of the 9 years I've had him and didn't when I got him a buddy (they love each other and did so right away) but when a strange black cat started showing up outside both of my cats went nuts and the older one (9) started his wall painting, as well as the curtains out in the kitty room. I couldn't keep up with it.

      My cats are indoor cats so it's not like the stray is actually going to get in here but they both hate him (and he is neighbor's cats hate him too). I've tried cleaning with a pet urine enzyme and then spraying some "No More Spraying" but that hasn't worked. He's a sneaky little bugger too; he waits until he thinks I'm not looking and then does it. He's learned that the minute I see him backing his butt up to something he gets yelled at.

      It wasn't until I found "Cat Spraying No More" that I was able to finally get rid of this tiresome behavior. Store-bought enzyme cleaners just didn't do the trick for me.

      Now my house doesn't smell like a litter box anymore :)

      Here's a link the their site if you're interested in checking it out:

      I hope you guys don't mind me sharing this. Cheers!

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Apr 12, 2019

    Id visit my local pet store and see what they recommend.

  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 12, 2019

    Hi Pepper: I have used a product called Odormute. Pet Supplies Plus used to carry it, but I'm not sure now. You can get it online. You need a product that will change the chemical properties of the urine, or an enzyme eater. Also, Odormute will clean the spot. I have used it for years and have not been disappointed. Even on cat pee stains that were over 16 years old under a carpet, through the padding, in a corner and onto the wooden floor. Never knew the cats were using that area:( AC takes care of a lot of smells. Also cleaned and whitened my son's baseball pants. The cats peed on them and I found out a year later (they were in a box) and the pants came out white and stink free. The stuff seems expensive, but you just use a little bit. It's environmentally safe, you can use it on your pet for skunk smells, and it's made in the USA! Doesn't get any better than that. Good luck with whatever you use.

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Apr 12, 2019

    As long as they continue to pee around the front door you will have to keep treating it. There is a chance that it has absorbed into the wood that is anywhere around the door area where they pee.

  • Pkisma Pkisma on Apr 13, 2019

    Noc-Out Odor Eliminator is the best! You can find it on Amazon. We had feral cats in our neighborhood that would mark the front door. This spray kills the odor completely. Since there is no lingering odor, multiple cats are less likely to come and keep marking the territory. It’s sold in various sizes. I purchased the gallon and mix it into a spray bottle. It has also eliminated many other odors around my home.

  • If you have tried vinegar, did you try it with baking soda? Sift baking soda on the area, then gently pour on the vinegar will foam. Give it an hour or so and scrub with an old broom and rinse with hot water.

    If if you’ve done all that, there is a product called Odor Ban, it’s not real expensive and comes concentrated. It can be found at Cosco, Sams, Home Depot, Lowe’s, etc.

    I hope you have good of luck with getting this smell away from your front door ... cat pee is just one of those horrid smells 😼😷

  • Desertcat lady Desertcat lady on Apr 13, 2019

    Put orange peel their, they dont like it ,Desert carlady

  • Lou Lou on Apr 13, 2019

    The male cats are marking their territory, and they'll continue doing it, regardless of what you use to treat the door - they'll simply move to another area. Many communities have free spay & neuter days - if you can catch/trap the cats, take them to see the vets on one of those days. You could then release them, but my experience with stray male cats that have been neutered is that they make loving pets! If you can catch the females, so much the better.

  • Ellis Ellis on May 08, 2019

    Cats really don't like citrus, as Desertcatlady said. Use one of the commercially available cat urine/cat spray cleaners, in an orange citrus odor if available. If not available, get one of the ordinary orange citrus cleaners sold commercially, and use that to clean all around your door. Repeatedly keep orange-smelling odors near your front door/porch, and perhaps they'll move on. Don't make your front door area attractive to them in any way, no food, water, etc.