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How to get rid of cats

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posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:11 PM
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My mother in law lives in a quiet neighborhood.
One of her favorite things to do is sit on the swing on her back porch.

Unfortunately the neighborhood cats feel the same way.
I think it’s just one neighbor since the problem started last fall when they moved in.
Anyways.
They poop in her yard, mark spots as their own...
And sit on her swing.

She is very allergic to cats, her eyes swell, throat closes, sneezing uncontrollably....


The dog pound says it’s a city ordinance problem.
The mayors office says call the dog pound.
The cops say they can’t do anything.
The neighbor doesn’t care.

At my own home I have a 12 gauge solution to the issue but I don’t live in town.

She has tried sprinkling something from the hardware in the yard but it doesn’t last long and is fairly expensive.


Anyone had any luck with other methods?




posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:13 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Super soakers



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:16 PM
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Super soaker is the most humane way to deal with them.

I would never endorse hurting an animal... Ever.
But a super soaker can and will deter the little buggers.



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:16 PM
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a reply to: FauxMulder

That might work but you have to see it happening....
Not to mention the cats are jumpy and run when they see or hear anyone.



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:17 PM
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a reply to: Macenroe82

I have no issue with hurting the cats



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

Any spray bottle with (preferably) cold water will work, but you're going to have to stake them out and spray them consistently for a few days. If that doesn't help mix a little bit of ammonia or vinegar with the water.



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:24 PM
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a reply to: GeauxHomeYoureDrunk

We are talking about a 70 yr old woman that had shoulder surgery a month ago so she won't be pumping a super soaker unfortunately



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:25 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22
Have-A-Heart, or Live traps work great.
A little tuna in the evening under the swing and a boxed up kitty in the morning.

What you do at that point is your call.



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22

You know those cage traps that capture animals alive, maybe catch them with that and take them to wherever..

This ol fella i know uses them but he just shoots them with a shotgun after they are captured, can`t blame him, too many cats running around eating too many critters.



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:28 PM
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a reply to: solve

I'm sure the traps work fine.
But again, this is my mother in law.

She can't get near cats without an allergic reaction



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:30 PM
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Is there a dog she could borrow for a week or so?

That would work, scare it out of her yard.



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:31 PM
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Hm ultrasonic things? But they could be hard on other animals.

You can always use roadrunner as an example what will not work.



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:33 PM
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a reply to: Oleandra88

That's a thought



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:35 PM
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At my own home I have a 12 gauge solution to the issue but I don’t live in town.

I know a guy that put a large conibear trap on his back porch baited with a mesh bag containing sardines.
It did eliminate the cat problem, according to him.



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: Bluntone22


Ummm...I usually use a crossbow...


Now...

If you stalk the evil little shapeshifters just right...being especially careful to be down-wind...and loose that bolt right...then...

Why...


Kitty strips...already on a skewer...

Caint beat that...Nossir...








YouSir



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:46 PM
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The ultrasonic things are useless, from experience.

However, motion-activated sprinkler systems work a treat!

(I tested it on my daughter first to ensure cat safety, no children were harmed in the making of this video, lol)



They're great value for money





posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:49 PM
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originally posted by: YouSir
Ummm...I usually use a crossbow...

And there's no better answer ... except arsenic. Use arsenic and Mr. Meow goes home and dies in shrieking agony. How do I know? Neighbor in TX killed a stray cat we were feeding that way. Couldn't fault the guy. The cat was using his toddler's sandbox for ... well ... what cats do in sandboxes. My daughter was pretty little at the time and saw the cat dying. I was TDY.



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:50 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: solve

I'm sure the traps work fine.
But again, this is my mother in law.

She can't get near cats without an allergic reaction


So you want her to closely interact with the cats or you do not? I'm confused here... in one breath you admit this is your MIL we're talking about, yet in the next breath you seem to wish to avoid doing her harm or causing her distress. These mixed messages are a bit baffling???
edit on 26-3-2020 by burdman30ott6 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:51 PM
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originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Oleandra88

That's a thought


As already suggested do some research on the ultrasonic devices. I would suggest the solar power type to cut down on maintenance. You can get ones that flash lights, etc.




posted on Mar, 26 2020 @ 01:57 PM
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originally posted by: burdman30ott6

originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: solve

I'm sure the traps work fine.
But again, this is my mother in law.

She can't get near cats without an allergic reaction


So you want her to closely interact with the cats or you do not? I'm confused here... in one breath you admit this is your MIL we're talking about, yet in the next breath you seem to wish to avoid doing her harm or causing her distress. These mixed messages are a bit baffling???


Believe it or not I actually got a great mother in law... A unicorn.



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