How to Stop Cat Crap
Howard's article "Stop cats from crapping in your yard" made me laugh about using crushed red pepper "being bad for kitty eyeballs, and that if the pepper gets in their eyes, they may gouge their eyes out with their claws. I guess this would solve the cat crap problem too ."
There are many homemade recipes to discourage cats from using your lawn as a cat litter box. Some people have tried just one method and it worked the first time. The following are scents that are known to repel cats.
- cayenne pepper
- curry powder
- Lemon grass
The following are methods that involve placing objects all over your backyard and front lawn
- prickly pine cones
- gravel that is sharp and pointy
- grow garlic chives
- coffee grounds
- dried out tea bags with Deep Heat
- moth balls
- fake rubber snakes
- cat repellent crystals
- bottles laid on their sides half filled with water
- lion manure, (pellets which are basically bits of lion dung)
- plastic forks stuck upright
There is even a suggestion for hibachi skewers stuck upright in the ground. Are there flying vampire kittens from the movie 'The Lost Boys' or Vlad Tepes, (Dracula), impalement method for cat control?
I can imagine the Halloween Lawn Diorama on the Martha Stewart/Freddy Krueger show of a tastefully arranged cat deterrent of tiny sharp toothpicks stuck upright in the ground amidst Ponderosa pine cones that spell K-I-L-L amongst planted lavender & Rosemary herbs. On the 'Stewart/Krueger Show', Martha/Freddy would be talking to the audience by turning towards the camera and say,"These oils will not only deter cats - they will also fill your lawn garden with pleasant smells."
During the night a cat steps onto to the sharp toothpicks, gets pepper in it's eyes and begins clawing out it's own eyes out, stumbles but doesn't impale itself on the hibachi skewer because a flying cat vampire was already caught on it. The next morning, the neighbors will comment how tastefully the Ponderosa pine cones that spells out K-I-L-L in the grisly Halloween scene is the Pièce de résistance that made it the winner in the local front lawn Halloween design competition.
After finding out all the options that a person can do to make cats stay out of the yard - there is one suggestion that I like to add; laying out Jacks, miniature versions of the beach defenses shown in the "The Longest Day", called Czech Hedgehogs.
Human Zombies by Cat Spore
Toxoplasmosis is found in cat scat and may be damaging to a mother's fetus if the mother had no prior exposure and defensive antibodies to cats during the first trimester. In humans may cause several kinds of mental disorders.
The toxoplasma gondii infection in the brain causes self destructive behavior in rats by remaining in areas where there is cat urine which increases the chances of the rats to be eaten by cats and thus begin the life cycle over again.
Robert Sapolsky said "neuropsychological testing on men who are Toxo-infected, showing that they get a little bit impulsive." - which means more risk-taking such as speeding on a motorcycle. Sapolsky also noted that, "Schizophrenics have higher than expected rates of having been infected with Toxo" and the military are looking into Toxo for the troops to do things that are self destructive.
The German article in Naturwissenschaften, states that women with toxoplasmosis give birth to a higher percentage of boys.