How to stop cats coming into my yard?


Lots of stray cats come to my yard and poo. No, I don’t feed them. The smell is horrendous

  6 answers
  • Cats do not like citrus. Use a citrus spray or put out orange peels.

  • Em Em on Mar 26, 2019

    Oils like citronella, lavender, peppermint, lemongrass and orange tend to repel cats when they smell them and are nontoxic. To make a homemade solution of these oils, mix one part essential oil with three parts water. DO NOT USE MOTHBALLS like some people advise. They are toxic to humans and animals. One mothball can kill a dog. Spray after each rain until the animals find a new place to go.

  • citrus helps, or gt a dog :)

    • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Mar 26, 2019

      my dogs & cats love each other;unless dog is in yard 24/7 & really not a good reason to get a dog; my female cat does a better job keeping other cats out of yard

  • Barb Barb on Mar 26, 2019

    We spread our used coffee grounds around the areas the cats enter our fenced in yard. So far it appears to work but we will see when the weather gets warmer when the smell of the cat droppings really gets bad. I hope this helps.

  • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Mar 26, 2019

    motion sensor sprinkler heads

  • Lee Mei Bourguignon Lee Mei Bourguignon on Mar 27, 2019

    Thank you ladies. I’ve tried the orange peel, citronella, like the real McCoy lemon grass plants and didn’t work. Will try coffee grounds next. Thank you all. I will post if it works.