I live in a complex with a couple of wandering cats, and I really want to stop the cats from using my flower beds as a litterbox.
I went to the pet store and they sold me some liquid that I would have to spray around the area that they are pooping (to put it politely), but it is not that effective if they’ve already used the area before. And, unfortunately, the cats were using the flowerbeds near my herbs, and I didn’t want this spray going anywhere near the herbs.
I spoke to somebody else and they mentioned that cats don’t like using wet soil as their litter box, so I’m trying to keep the soil as moist as possible by watering often. It kills 2 birds with one stone by ensuring that my flowers are well watered, and the vain little cats don’t get their paws wet.
Does it work?
I think so. If for some reason I don’t manage to water as often as I’d like, then I’ll notice that a cat has paid me a visit.
I’ve noticed that a few websites on the internet suggest using a sprinkler system set up with a motion sensor. It’s quite an interesting idea, though perhaps a little overboard. If you have automatic sprinklers, than you shouldn’t have a problem.
I’ve also seen it said that you can pour vinegar around the area. This would be safer for my herbs, but I haven’t tried it (as I haven’t really needed to).
If you have any ideas, I’d love to hear them. Please leave a comment below…