A retired engineer, nowadays I spend my time gardening, reading and writing here at Cats Away
chicken wire to prevent cats digging

Cats Hate Chicken Wire

One of the best and most useful cat deterrent tips I ever found online was that cats do not like the feel of chicken wire on the pads of their paws so they won’t climb it and avoid walking on it if at all possible. Not only that but they can’t dig in any areas…

cat repellent recipes

How To Keep Cats Out Of Your Yard

Before you start looking at buying one of the many commercial cat deterrents on the market you should first of all consider if there’s anything you can do to discourage or stop cats from entering your yard in the first place. Cats will be attracted to yards that have lots of bird activity so if…

Cat Spray Repellents – The Pros and Cons of Cat Sprayers

While most commercial cat deterrents are designed to scare cats away the cat spray repellent work by making an area less attractive to cats by giving off a smell or taste they don’t like. Some of them contain the urine of foxes or other cat predators so I suppose you could argue they fall under…

Cat Repellent Recipes You Can Make Yourself

Using one of these home made cat repellent recipes means you will know exactly what ingredients are in it so you can be sure it is environmentally friendly and safe. It’s also a lot cheaper than buying a commercial cat deterrent and they tend to be friendlier to the human nose! Why are there so many…

water bottle cat deterrent

Water Bottle and Cat Myth

If you have spent more than half an hour looking for ways to keep cats out of your garden you will have come across the old water bottle and cat myth, probably more than once. I have seen posts on gardeners forums where people swear leaving half filled bottles of water around the garden scares…