Nuisance cat management
The following information may assist in managing nuisance cats on your property.
Cats defecating in gardens or yards
- Clean the area thoroughly with a biological washing powder solution and when dry spray the area lightly with a surgical spirit spray
- Place a small piece of cardboard with some dried cat food glued to it at that location. Cats will not toilet where there is food
- Covering the soil with a heavy mulch often deters cats.
Sprinkling any of the following into garden beds may also be effective:
- Rue (a herb)
- Orange and lemon peel along with cayenne pepper
- Coffee grounds
- Lavender, lemon grass, citronella, peppermint, eucalyptus or mustard oil.
Cats entering indoors
- Purchase a cat flap that has an electronic release. It will come with a device that can be placed on your cat’s collar therefore the cat flap will only open for your cat
- You can also purchase a microchip activated cat flap that operates from your cat’s microchip number.
Residents must be mindful that any action taken to deliberately injure or harm a cat is not acceptable and such action is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act 2002.