how to keep cats out of yard?

United States
February 28, 2007 8:45am CST
There must be around 5 cats that live in my neighborhood. Every morning I look outside my back door and there is some cat lounging around my yard. They ripped up my netting on the gazebo and and cause alot of damage to my garden Is there something I could put in my yard to repel these critter?
3 responses
@cruzades (661)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
You wanna scare them away or you wanna get rid of them?
• United States
28 Feb 07
Just scare them away so they don't keep coming back. lol
@cruzades (661)
• Philippines
28 Feb 07
I don't think scaring them is quite effective, they have strong senses, they know it I'm telling you, sometimes even real people who wanted to scare them, cats will just move with act of leaving and pause for a moment and look back at you, it's funny because cats are also good in eye-to-eye contact and sense if you're serious or not, if not, you will realize that they are inside your yard again.
• United States
28 Feb 07
how would you get permently get rid of them? I don't want to hurt or cause damage to the little critters.
@classy56 (2883)
• United States
28 Feb 07
you can put down moth balls in your yard.an aslo put alumanium pie pans on a stick an let the wind blow them an that scares them away.there not a whole lot you can do to keep them away.you are like me i had 5 strays cats i couldnt get rid of.i finally gave them away.i hope i dont get anymore when it comes to gardening time.
• United States
28 Feb 07
How many moth balls would I need? I have a big yard
@MsRetro (249)
• United States
28 Feb 07
This is going to sound like a strange suggestion, but it works: Some night after dark, have a male friend go out and "mark" the perimeters of your territory. The other animasl will be able to tell by smell that this is someone else's territory, and will stay out after that.