It essentially creates a «fear boundary» when the cats smell it. Cats can smell about 14 times better than humans, so even if humans don’t smell much of the product, the cats do! But first, remove any cat eliminations you find in your yard and hose down the area as well as hosing off any areas where you smell urine spray , so the cat is not more attacked to it’s own previous scent. Each 20 ounce bottle will cover 600 linear feet. Dogs are not repelled by it, so it can be used in areas where dogs are walked or exercised. If you have indoor cats, don’t use this product near your windows, as the scent will unnerve your indoor cats. Shake-Away does need to be reapplied periodically and after more than a light rain.
It will not damage plants like some products will. Use as directed to get the desired results. The active ingredients are citronella oil, eugenol, garlic oil, sodium lauryl sulfate, cinnamon oil, and geraniol. The other ingredients, composing 98. Note that cinnamon oil is toxic to cats if they ingest it or it gets absorbed into their skin. NEVER spray this product directly on an animal!
Liquid Fence is based on using odors cats do not like to repel them from an area. Available in one quart or one gallon. The quart size covers 500 sq. That won’t keep the cats out of the entire yard, of course. It is said by some people that adult human male urine will repel cats. It would need to be fresh to have the best effect. It’s free to try, but not really a good method for many reasons.
One can set up a sprinkler with a timer to start up at the most common times of day the cats come around, which is usually dawn and dusk. Cats do not like to get wet. Cats do learn schedules, though, so the timing should be varied once in a while or the cats will just learn to wait until the sprinkler is not going to wet them. Better would be to buy one of the motion activated water repellents as described below. Do note that some people were thinking the motion sensor water repellants would work well on very small animals, such as squirrels and small birds, but didn’t, so gave the products bad reviews. When used for cats, dogs, and other animals those sizes or larger, such as deer, the motion sensor water repellents do work well.
Havahart 5266 Spray Away Motion Activated Sprinkler Animal Repellent 2. One can turn the water pressure down from the source to shorten the distance of the spray range. The sprinkler has a 180 degree front sweep. Requires one 9-volt battery, which will last approximately 6 months. When it detects the motion of an animal, it releases a three second pulsating spray of water, using 2-3 cups of water per deterrence. Aside from the sudden spray of water, cats will be startled by the sound and movement.
It runs for months on a 9 volt battery and detects animals in a 1000 square foot area. The sensor uses infrared to detect temperature differences, distinguishing an animal from the background. Dogs, rabbits, and other animals, including humans, will, of course, be sensed and squirted. People can walk around the area set to be sensed to turn the unit off without getting squirted, though in the summer, children will have fun setting it off as a play sprinkler to cool off. Has a two year warranty. Allows you to mount the scarecrow on fences, posts, or walls. The cats are persistent and at first, will not know that the irritating noise will always happen if they go to the area of the yard the device is aimed at.
For convenience, there are no controls or adjustments. Measures approximately 8 by 3 by 18 inches. 2-3 feet high, has an odor that is said to be hated by cats. The downside is that humans can develop a blistering skin contact reaction from it, so wear gloves when handling this plant. Therefore, it is bad choice to plant in your garden if you have children. It is an annual, but cuttings can be kept indoors during the winter to then replant outdoors in the spring. Cats love to dig in freshly dug garden beds to eliminate, so putting mulch on the bare soil areas between plants can help. Nice, soft, small particled mulch would be liked by cats a lot, so use mulch made of larger, harder pieces that will not feel soft and comfortable for cats to dig in. Large gravel, rocks or pine cones could also be used. An alternative is to make a spot in your yard cat friendly for eliminating, so they will hopefully go there instead of in your flower or vegetable garden beds. This product can result in severe and chronic health effects, and can enter the body through skin contact, via the eyes, mouth and from inhalation. This is a product to avoid. The toxic chemicals will leach into the soil.