Re: Need a CAT repeller fast
This is a really challenging problem — though you’d think it wouldn’t be. It’s not like they are wild animals…but then again, they are, sort of. If the commercial repellents (some of which have some pretty nasty stuff in them) and citrus smell and so on didn’t work, the only other thing I know about to try is behavior modification.
This takes consistent work on your part, but can be effective in deterring domestic animals, and it’s non-toxic. All it requires is a water-pistol (bigger the better) or hose, and that you spray them with water every time they approach the yard. Eventually they will relocate their toilet.
I have read that they can be deterred by “marking” the area with human urine…specifically fro an adult male…I know, crazy,right? I have used coyote urine (available commercially at hunting suppliers and some garden centers/suppliers) to deter other animals with mixed results; who knows what cats think of coyotes. My cat never seemed bothered by it in areas where I used it against fox and so on.
I think you need to change their behavior and the water spray is going to drive them nuts.