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Old 08-28-2011, 08:59 AM
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My neighbors cat has begun to crawl under my boat cover. I like the neighbor, and like the cat, but don't like cleaning up cat hair. Positive control of the cat using a leash or keeping it inside is probably not going to happen. Does anyone have any ideas for an effective non-toxic cat repellent? I want it to go somewhere else, but not harm the animal. Thanks.
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:25 AM
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Maybe moth balls?
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:25 AM
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Have the neighbor either keep the cat at home or clean up the cat hair
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:33 AM
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Originally Posted by cedarholm View Post
Maybe moth balls?
How do you get those little legs apart?

(Sorry, couldnt resist)
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:06 PM
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A great place for that kind of thing is Amazon -- go there and read the reviews. This one has 117 reviews and a 4-1/2 star rating ... guess it works, not cheap.

http://www.amazon.com/Contech-StayAw...ef=pd_sbs_ol_3
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Originally Posted by Wicked Awesome View Post
My neighbors cat has begun to crawl under my boat cover.
Where's it getting in? If it's an obvious opening, like at the transom, can you just block the opening with some chicken wire?
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:47 PM
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I have a problem with cats doing their business in the mulch under the kids play scape.
I heard there was spray that mimics fox piss that supposedly scares them away..
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:54 PM
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Three foot strips of clear packing tape. I used to have problems with a cat that liked my jeep The cat decided it didn't like my jeep after getting tangled up in the tape a couple times. You can train a cat.
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I have a cover made by T-Top Boat Covers. This design clips to the T-top supports and is open at the top. You get a bit of a breeze through the cover, keeping the heat level down and minimizing mildew. The cat is probably climbing the cover then hopping in. I know it likes to jump out of the boat via the outboard well.

Please keep the ideas coming. The amazon product looks interesting, but is essentially a $40 motion detector and noisemaker with a 2.5 foot detection range. It would take quite a few on a 22' boat. The tape idea would work, but I'm not sure I want to be that mean to the cat. There has to be a better way.
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I just googled 'cat repellant'.

Lots of stuff.
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Small mousetraps work...
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Old 08-29-2011, 03:00 AM
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small mouse traps work good , put some tuna on about six of them around my boat they all were sprung in two days, they all had cat wiskers in them havent seen any more cats in 6 wks.
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Originally Posted by paulyjsob View Post

I heard there was spray that mimics fox piss that supposedly scares them away..

A guy from Orkin or one of those pest companies like that was just saying that fox, coyote, or cougar piss, any of those, will keep cats very far away. No idea if you have to smell the piss, too, or if it something mild that cats recognize as belonging to a predator.
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Originally Posted by Eyeball View Post
A guy from Orkin or one of those pest companies like that was just saying that fox, coyote, or cougar piss, any of those, will keep cats very far away. No idea if you have to smell the piss, too, or if it something mild that cats recognize as belonging to a predator.
Yup. I heard this works too. Problem is getting the cougar to pee in the cup. But once you do, just use an empty window cleaner bottle and spray the entire inside of your boat. No more cat.
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Old 08-29-2011, 08:32 AM
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I used to have the same problem with a neighbors cat as well, except mine was with the leaning post. The damn cat would climb up on the leaning post and sleep there.....and then use the back rest to sharpen his claws on. I didn't notice it on the old leaning, but I had a new one made and then noticed little holes all over the back of it. Of course, the neighbor said his poor little cat would never do that as he had never done it to the couch in his house. i ended up having to lay boards across it and make it uncomfortable for the cat.....don't have the cat problem anymore, but I still have all those wonderful little holes to remind me of him.
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Originally Posted by FloatinChecks View Post

Problem is getting the cougar to pee in the cup.

About 12 years ago I was walking back to my car in the parking lot of a regional park. It was close to sunset, a lot of cars where already gone. As I passed an empty parking spot between two cars I looked to my left and a cougar (aka mountain lion) was sitter there about 15 feet from me, just watching me walk by. They aren't as big as the lions in the zoo, but you ain't gonna win going up against one, either. I'd opt for trying to get the coyote to pee into the cup.
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I don't think the dog would appreciate the mountain lion / cougar pee idea. My little Aussie would never leave the house again.

I may cobble together a motion detector with a strobe light as a project. If it doesn't work on the cat it should be good to prank the kids.
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Originally Posted by FishnDive View Post
Three foot strips of clear packing tape. I used to have problems with a cat that liked my jeep The cat decided it didn't like my jeep after getting tangled up in the tape a couple times. You can train a cat.
Classic. I wish I had a cat problem so I could do this.
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by bingo91799 View Post
small mouse traps work good , put some tuna on about six of them around my boat they all were sprung in two days, they all had cat wiskers in them havent seen any more cats in 6 wks.
i may just start doing this for sport....
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