Advice on ways to deter animals from my house

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  1. LoopyLouize

    LoopyLouize Well-Known Member

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    First things first I will start with, I am an animal lover and absolutely adore cats and dogs. However, I have a problem with one or the other at the moment. Now I'm 90% sure its a cat but there is a 10% chance it could be a small dog. Since we moved into this house in February, there has been 5 instances of poop in my front garden/drive (I say drive as that is all mu front is). The front is paved with no grass or dirt at all. By the front door I have big stones just as a feature to attempt to make it look pretty.. its on these I keep finding a poop, so its literally outside my front door! Its not covered up as it is on stones and would be impossible to cover. I do find it odd that a cat would do this and leave it uncovered, but then I also would find it odd that a dog would roam and keep picking the same spot over and over with the owner allowing it iykwim?

    Its real starting to irritate me now as I found one again yesterday which Harlow nearly fell in. Im also heavily pregnant and not impressed that I have to keep moving crap from my front (especially if its cats crap due to the risks it imposes on my unborn baby).

    So the question is... what can I do to deter this from happening?


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  2. Roo3

    Roo3 Well-Known Member

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    I've had problems with cats pooing all over my back garden. Someone told me to put coffee granules down. So I went out with a jar of Nescafé, spread the grains around and there's been no more poo since.
     
  3. babyslog

    babyslog Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a cat to me!!

    U can buy this stuff cat repelant or summing.. Dnt think its harmful to them but they will stay away. Get dim n see if the pooping stops. If not then might b a dog, but personally sounds like a cat to me xx
     
  4. LoopyLouize

    LoopyLouize Well-Known Member

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    Thanks girls! Im going to go outside later armed with my Nescafe! Hehe. The neighbours will think im a loon ha!

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  5. Lolly85x

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    I totally understand where your coming from :( I hate cats being in my garden and having to clean up there mess! But anyway, if you have some orange peel that works. I will need to try the coffee one dd
     
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    One of my neighbours was complaining about something very similar a few weeks ago. She was baffled since it was on the driveway and discovered it was a fox! Not sure how to deter them though, not nice at all :/
     
  7. k8_005

    k8_005 Well-Known Member

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    Foxes are deterred by male wee yup best thing to do is get oh to pee in a jar/jug and pour it around the perimiter area it keeps them away. If it's a cat or dog iv heard black pepper works tho it seemed to work here for a few days (pepper) then rained and since then poops appearing again.I might try the nescafe!! X
     
  8. NinjaKitty

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    If its a cat then you can try freeze dried lion poo. A few places sell it. It's been treated and is not noxious or smelly to us. I think you can get it in a spray too. Basically a cat picks up the scent of a really big cat and gets scared off. Might work for a fox too, you never know lol.


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  9. Cazza

    Cazza Well-Known Member

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    Without being really grossed out.......is it black and shiney??? If so could be Hedgehog, they are known to regularly mark their territory with spraint!!!
     
  10. J_Anne

    J_Anne Well-Known Member

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    Dog, cat, fox and hedgehog poo are all pretty different when compared side by side, could be worth google imaging ( gross, sorry!) to identify. Sounds like a cat though, sounds like the perfect litter tray.
     
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    Mummybexee Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't sound like a cat to me?! unlike a cat not to go somewhere where they cant cover it up? weird - quite out of character I think ....
     
  12. Roo3

    Roo3 Well-Known Member

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    The cats that have pooed in my garden have made no attempt to bury their poo
     

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