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Old 27.04.2011, 11:59
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Re: Neighbors Cat Sh**ing on My Balcony

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...my balcony/yard looks like Normany Beach 1944... but just as the Germans lost that one, I'm also not gauranteed any success in my "War on Cats". Guess I have to just accept that, but keep battling anyway
Please post a picture of your balcony
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Old 27.04.2011, 12:06
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Please post a picture of your balcony
Let me remove the blood and cat bodies first
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Old 27.04.2011, 12:09
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Re: Neighbors Cat Sh**ing on My Balcony

There used to be (still is?) a radio programme on BBC Radio called Gardeners' World and I remember one listener had a problem with cats coming into his garden and making a mess. Their solution was to buy a few rubber snakes from a toy shop and scatter them about the garden. Cats hate snakes and it put them off sufficiently that they went to find a new place to wee all over.
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Old 27.04.2011, 12:12
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Re: Neighbors Cat Sh**ing on My Balcony

Speak with the cat owner before trying out any heavy counter measurements. Otherwise you might be in for a huge fight/discussion with the neighbor, which can go on in Switzerland like forever or until you leave the apartment.
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Old 27.04.2011, 12:28
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Speak with the cat owner before trying out any heavy counter measurements. Otherwise you might be in for a huge fight/discussion with the neighbor, which can go on in Switzerland like forever or until you leave the apartment.
There are several different cats, and I have no idea who they belong to. Besides, what will the cats owner do? The cats are used to roaming the neighborhood and crapping where they please. The only alternative would be to keep them inside, which I doubt the owners will do. If the cat owner realizes his cat is getting banged-up from walking on my balcony/lawn, and complains to me about it, then I've got a bag of cat s**t to hand to him.
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Old 27.04.2011, 12:42
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Re: Neighbors Cat Sh**ing on My Balcony

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I very much doubt this would work on my cats. Photo from this weekend. Snake is not rubber though, maybe that's why..
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Old 27.04.2011, 12:42
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Re: Neighbors Cat Sh**ing on My Balcony

Think like the cat. If it looks a loo and smells like a loo, then it is a loo.

If I were you I would mulch the garden with rocks or something as suggested above and then spray with vinegar to neutralise the smell.
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I very much doubt this would work on my cats. Photo from this weekend. Snake is not rubber though, maybe that's why..
Hmm... so maybe the radio programme meant more along the lines of a 12 ft rubber python, which I don't think Esto is going to get from Franz Karl Weber...
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Re: Neighbors Cat Sh**ing on My Balcony

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I have heard this works if you put them on your garden furniture to stop the birds from sitting on them and leaving a small token behind.
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Re: Neighbors Cat Sh**ing on My Balcony

There is a spray you can pruchase here in CH:

http://www.moderne-hausfrau.ch/dmc_m...pp.a930.0.html

Or a more expensive gadget.

http://www.moderne-hausfrau.ch/dmc_m.../0/a930.0.html

This one uses high notes not audible to humans. You could place one on your balcony as they have a range of 7m.


I bought the spray to try out in the next couple of weeks.

Good luck
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Old 27.04.2011, 13:28
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Re: Neighbors Cat Sh**ing on My Balcony

I tried everything. This works, period. Water is like Kryptonite to cats.

http://www.deteracat.co.uk/scarecrow_water_jet_pack.htm
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Re: Neighbors Cat Sh**ing on My Balcony

The snake trick works though..
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The snake trick works though..
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I tried everything. This works, period. Water is like Kryptonite to cats.

http://www.deteracat.co.uk/scarecrow_water_jet_pack.htm
I was going to suggest an extreme 48 hours stake-out, sniper style with a water pistol but this is BRILLIANT!!!!!
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Old 27.04.2011, 14:06
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I'm open to inhumane suggestions
Years ago I lived in Aubonne, which had a dark covered pedestrian passage, in which it was impossible to see and avoid the dog turds laying there (in the dry conditions....)

I bought some very strong chili powder from an Asian shop for 1 Franc and sprinkled the whole 50 grammes along the passage way. The next day I saw a lady trying to pull her large dog into the passage, it absolutely refused to go in!

I assume that as cats also have very sensitive noses, this would also work for your flower garden. You might have to replenish after rain of course, or put it in a container lying on it's side.
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Re: Neighbors Cat Sh**ing on My Balcony

All this voilent and aggression towards cats, tsssk tsssk.
We're in Switzerland here where things are cilivised, unlike for instance the U.K.
Have you thought of trying it the Swiss way by putting up a sign ?

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Old 27.04.2011, 18:45
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All this voilent and aggression towards cats, tsssk tsssk.
We're in Switzerland here where things are cilivised, unlike for instance the U.K.
Have you thought of trying it the Swiss way by putting up a sign ?


Dogs and cats can understand signs here?

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The snake trick works though..
Oh, that gives me a good idea. I'll find a stuffed cat and hang it on a noose from my balcony to let it serve as a warning to others. Or maybe a decapitated stuffed cat-head on a stick. Maybe they'll finally get the message then that my lawn is not "cat friendly".

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Have you thought of trying it the Swiss way by putting up a sign ?
Worth a shot. Maybe I'll leave a note in a pile of his crap asking him to please stop as well. Who knows, maybe Swiss cats obey the "note and sign" way Swiss like to handle things.

...or maybe these are nationalistic SVP cats dispatched by Blocher himself and are specifically targeting foreigners. In which case they picked the wrong lawn to poop on
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Re: Neighbors Cat Sh**ing on My Balcony

Please don't try the chili powder or pepper. They can scratch their eyes out trying to get rid of the itch after the stuff transfers from their feet to eyes. I'm no cat lover, but still....

I had the same problem with my horrible neighborhood cats. Scattered orange and lemon peels worked great and lasted couple weeks at a time (rain or shine).
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Re: Neighbors Cat Sh**ing on My Balcony

Why so complicated?

This works a treat to keep our cat IN...



Granted, it won't help for the entire garden but you'd at least have your balcony free of cat.
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