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May 22, 2016 at 4:25 am

I am extremely annoyed to see each day, there are 1-3 cat poops on the carpet grass.

My garden, my beautiful garden! Why do these stray cats had to poop here in the first place?

I had been trying a few tricks to get rid of them but invain.

Here are the tasks that I had tried out:

1) Spray water on the stray cats when they are sniffing around the garden.

2) Spray cayenne pepper mixed with water in a spray bottle. I sprayed all over the grass. Worked out on the 1st day though but not the 2nd day.

3) Put cactus plants around the garden.

4) Stomp my feet when I see those stray cats running around my backyard.

By the way, I NEVER feed stray cats.

Does anyone has TIGER poop?

I heard that it smells REALLY that bad to piss the cats off!

Do share your tips here


May 22, 2016 at 4:53 am

@peachpurple I guess the best solution is to get a dog. 😀
I used to have a dog in my yard, and there was no cats coming into my yard at all. But, since my dog died, the stray cats liked to come to my yard. One of my neighbors who stays in corner lot purposely get two dogs just to get rid of the stray cats’ poop too. 😛

Unless I have some soils there without planting anything, the cats might poop there, but they never poop on my plants, I don’t know why. So, I always try to cover up any soils if I haven’t plant anything yet. I don’t know anything else, but it seems like lately though the stray cats still like to come to my yard, they just do not poop in my yard.

My children feed the stray cats sometimes and play with them too. I wonder if it’s because they like to stay here, so they don’t poop? I am not familiar with cats, so I totally have no idea with this.

Don’t you have a cat at home? Other stray cats still go to your yard and poop even though there’s already a cat there?

May 22, 2016 at 5:06 am


You can also get some lavender or geranium plants.  Cats hate the smell of those plants and will stay away from the area.  Lavender smells great to humans and red geraniums are very pretty so they will just be a bonus to your lawn/yard.

May 22, 2016 at 5:41 am

I wonder if we can grow Lavender in our country, I would really love if we can. I love the aroma of Lavender, and hope I can have some dried Lavender to make some pouches to stuff them in as well. 🙂

May 22, 2016 at 9:21 am

Oh cats poop everywhere. I have cats at home and they do it too. When I caught them, I let them smell their own poop and you know what, they never poop on the same place. I wonder where they poop now. They smell bad. You could not sleep with that kind of smell. We maintain cleaning our house because we have cats and dog. We are so busy doing that. I spray them with water and scare them as well when I caught them.

Noted, having the cat smell their own poop makes them traumatize and they never poop in the same area again.


May 22, 2016 at 6:02 pm

I also have the same problem with stray cats around my old home and now new home. I tried all the things that you have tried in your post too, and it only works for one day.

I thought that I only have this problem at the old home, but now I am seeing a stray cat under my deck, and I knew it is looking for a place to deposit its stinky poop. I hate it and I am looking for a solution to fence this off. I also detest irresponsible cat owners to let their cat out to do business at other people’s place.

I have a dog, he tried to scare the cat and chases it away once, but he can’t be out there 24 hours to guard it since there is no fence allowed at the condo.

I did use some bleach at the old house, and also tried some vinegar to keep the cat away. Their poop is really really stink!!! The bleach and vinegar worked for a while, until the rain washed it out.

June 30, 2016 at 9:38 pm

Weird, I have cats and mine always go to the litter, they are extremely clean. About the stray cats well you can use citrus, cats don’t like the smell of citrus. You can  try to scatter citrus peels around the yard, though you will need to replenish them frequently.  You can use sprays that have citrus scents instead of peels or you can  also dissolve citrus essential oils and spray it around your garden.

There are plenty of solutions for your problem like:

  • Water sprayers that can be hidden among plants or simply placed in the centre of the garden, they will spay a light blast of water when they detect movement.
  • Herbs like lavender and curry have very strong scents which cats find distasteful, if you plant them in the garden cats will avoid it.

Don’t forget to wash the place where cats poop, because cats like to return to the scene of the crime, if any of the things above work try an ultrasonic device, I don’t like them much but some pleople claim they work well.

June 30, 2016 at 10:23 pm

I guess the best thing is to find the owners of these cats. So that they are so aware of what their pets doing in your place. I am so lucky that my cat doesn’t do this. She knows where to poops.

July 1, 2016 at 1:17 am

Peoblem is that if they are stray cats they have no owner :(. It would be lovely if all animals could have a good owner but unfortunately that’s not the world we live in :(.

July 1, 2016 at 5:55 am

@lina Santos  Most of these cats that visit us do have owners. That is the culture of all cats to roam around if they are not confined to flats as is done in some countries. I get a stray or feral as it is called. He gets his milk in the morning and some food in the afternoon. He visits us just at those times. I like him.

July 6, 2016 at 9:51 pm

I have heard blue colour Kerosene in the courtyard can keep dogs away as dogs hate ‘blue’ colour things. Though I have not experimented yet, I do suggest you to experiment once.

July 6, 2016 at 10:01 pm

@Sandhya Rani your suggestion will keep dogs out of @peachpurple garden but how about cats that is causing problem in her garden.

July 6, 2016 at 10:45 pm

@suny , I didn’t read @peachpurple question properly. That’s what happened. Actually I too face the same problem nowadays since I shifted to a new residence most recently.