After doing a little bit of research, we came to the conclusion that a lot of people have trouble with neighbourhood cats in their yards. Some people love seeing a cut cate wandering around their garden, but other people want to chase them off right away. Everybody has their own way of doing this too. The most common method seems to be to try and scare the cat by yelling and waving your arms. Other people go outside with a glass of water to pour over the cat so they know they’re not welcome. Of course, these methods don’t have the desired result. There are even people that get so frustrated that they end up in the newspaper because they tried shooting at the cats! That’s not what we want at all, so we’ve got a few tips for you instead.
Cats dislike the smell of vinegar and also the smell of citrus peel.
Because of this, it’s easy to keep cats out of your garden by putting bowls of vinegar or citrus peel in several places around the yard (in particular those places the cat prefers to visit). The cat is guaranteed to stay away from those particular spots. Another thing cats detest is cayenne pepper. So it may be a good idea to scatter a good amount of cayenne pepper around the spots the cats like to visit. Then again, this may cause the cat to start sneezing violently, which make us feel a bit guilty.
If you don’t have any of these products at home and don’t feel like going to the supermarket, you could also try using garlic, ground coffee or chilli pepper.