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Homemade Cat repellent Sprays

Homemade Cat repellent Sprays

How to keep cats out of gardenSave money and save the environment while still keeping cats out of your garden. Homemade cat deterrent sprays are a cheap natural 1st step to having a cat free garden or training your pet.

Making your own spray ensures that you know exactly what is in it, that way you know it is environmentally friendly and you can also make it smell nice for your own nose.

I have discovered that one cat deterrent can work extremely well for one cat but not for another. So I have compiled a few recipes below, try them all until you find one that works for you.

If you know of any other home made cat deterrent sprays that work please let us know in the comments below. Thank you.

The first recipes are very simple to make.

Lavender essential oil.

Add 5 to 10 drops of lavender essential oil to one pint of water. Put in a spray bottle and shake well…Spray the area you wish cats to avoid.

Peppermint essential oil.

Essential oils Add 5 to 10 drops of peppermint essential oil to one pint of water. Put in a spray bottle and shake well…Spray the area you wish cats to avoid.

Orange essential oil.

Add 5 to 10 drops of orange essential oil to one pint of water. Put in a spray bottle and shake well…Spray the area you wish cats to avoid.

Lemon and Eucalyptus.

Add 5 drops of lemon oil or the zest of one lemon and 10 drops of eucalyptus oil to one pint of water. Put in a spray bottle and shake well…Spray the area you wish cats to avoid

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Olbas Oil and Witch Hazel.

Add about 20 drops of Olbas Oil to one pint of water. Add a generous splash of witch hazel and a few drops of washing up liquid. Put in a spray bottle and shake well…Spray the area you wish cats to avoid

Do not spray on cats!  Cats are not able to process essential oils and this spray will prove toxic if sprayed onto the cat or ingested by it.

You could soak cotton balls in the mixture and leave those out in the areas to be avoided.

The next requires a bit more work.

Cinnamon, Rosemary, and Lavender

  • Add 3 tablespoons of Cinnamon, Rosemary, and Lavender to a pint of boiling water.
  • Leave to steep for several hours
  • Strain the liquid through fine muslin or any other fine cloth (pot towel, t-shirt etc.)
  • Add ¾ cup of vinegar and 10 to 15 drops of orange essential oil.
  • Pour into a spray bottle and shake well.

Pepper spray

Homemade cat spray

Cats don’t like the smell of pepper, so this mixture is especially good deterrent to them.

  • Boil a pint of water then leave to cool for 5 mins.
  • Add 4 tablespoons of black pepper into the water. Stir to dissolve and leave to cool.

Note: be careful when adding the pepper into the water. Take care not to get any steam from the solution in your eyes, as it could act like mace and temporarily debilitate you.

When cool, place into a spray bottle and spray outdoors on the area you want cats to stay away from.

Warning

Do not spray essential oils directly onto plants as this could be detrimental to the health of your plants and herbs, but probably not in the concentration described below.

Some homemade sprays can contain essential oils or pepper which can cause actual harm to cats so use with caution.

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Get off Dog and Cat Repellent Spray Review

Get off Dog and Cat Repellent Spray Review

Get off cat and dog repellent sprayI have researched Rosewood Get off Dog and Cat Repellent Spray and I’ll answer the following questions for you:

  • Is it is any good?
  • What is it?
  • What does it do and how does it do it?
  • Should you use it?

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What Is Get off Repellent Spray?

Get off Repellent spray smells strongly of citrus which animals find uncomfortable to be around, making this spray one of the easiest ways to stop cats and dogs using your garden as a toilet. Just spray around the areas that you wish to discourage cats and dogs from going near.

Users use it both for keeping cats and dogs from fouling their garden and yards but also as an indoor pet trainer.

What does it do?

Cats and dogs find this spray an irritant to their senses so when they come across areas sprayed with Get Off they move on to better fresher areas.

To stop cats and dogs from repeatedly fouling your garden you have to break their toilet habit. This can take anything from 3 weeks to 3 months, but once they are in the habit of using another area they shouldn’t come back to your garden.

How does it do it?

Rosewood Get Off contains Methyl Nonyl Ketone 3.47% (a cat and dog pesticide More info here) and also citrus oils which together cats and dogs find as an irritant. They will avoid this spray and smell if possible.

If you can make cats and dogs use another area for their toilet instead of your lawn they will continue to leave your lawn and flowers alone. This may take anything from 3 weeks to 3 months… All cats and dogs are different!

Why should you use it?

Get off cat and dog repellent spray thumbGet your garden back! A very easy to use cat and dog repellent that will rid your garden and lawn from cats and dogs that think it is their toilet. As you can target specific areas with this spray it is suitable for cat and dog owners too.

However a word of warning! Do not use near ornamental ponds, or those containing fish. Do not use on edible crops.

Is it any good?

Get Off Dog and Cat Repellent Spray like all other cat and dog deterrents has mixed results, with some users having excellent results, and unfortunately other users believing it to be a waste of money and a total failure.

The downside to repellent sprays is that it does have to be re-applied periodically and after rain fall

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Conclusion

Would I buy Get off Dog and Cat Repellent Spray ? …Yes and no

Yes for outdoors. The better results have been from users who are trying to stop cats and dogs from using their garden as a toilet.

No for indoors.  For indoor training of pets I would try something different. This product has a strong smell that most people find repulsive (however one user uses it as an air freshener!) also the results from indoor training of pets are very low.

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How to keep cats out of garden- Using smell

How To keep Cats Out Of Garden – Using Smell

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Cat repellers that use smell fall into the following groups:

  • Gel
  • Pellets
  • Powders
  • Sprays
  • Home made spray

Cat repellent Gels

Get Off Click for reviewA safe non-toxic way to stop cats using your garden as a toilet. You just squirt this gel around the area you want cats to stay away from and the smell does the rest.

Cat repellent gels do have to be reapplied regularly especially after it has rained.

Depending on which product you use it can leave your garden smelling fresh and smelling of citrus (better than the smell of poo or cat spray!)

It can even stop dogs too!

Cat Repellent Powder

Pepper dustA traditional low tech easy to use and cheap cat repellent. Usually just pepper husks (Who wants a nose full of pepper?) spread around your garden or back yard.

Cat repeller Pellets 

Silent roar cat deterrent

 

Many years ago I myself had great success in repelling cats from my garden with a gel that was impregnated with concentrated lion Pee, I wanted to highly recommend this product but unfortunately the gel is no longer for sale (probably because it looked like a giant green slug had left a trail all through the garden).

My research shows that you can still buy a repellent with lion urine but it is now in pellet form.

These do work but there have been mixed results from users. However I suspect the best results would come from a generous application of these products and not just a small economic sprinkling (we want to stop cats not save money!).

Cat Repellent Sprays

Get off cat and dog repellent spray thumbThe easiest application of a cat deterrent product is in the form of a spray.

Not only can the sprays be used to deter cats from your garden but also from spraying and scenting all over your property.

The downside of outdoor cat repellent sprays are that they need to be re-applied after a rain shower to still be effective.

Even though these sprays have been made to deter cats they also seem to work on deer, foxes and squirrels.

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Homemade cat repellent

Homemade cat spray

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Recipes for homemade cat repellent sprays

The cheapest and more natural way to stop cats from your garden is to make your own spray without the use of chemicals that mass produced cat repellents contain.

The main ingredients usually used are a mixture of citrus oils or skin, eucalyptus oil, lavender, various peppers and essential oils.

Find recipes for homemade cat sprays here… If you have your own favorite recipe please let us know about it in the comments.

I will point out now that some of the ingredients may be harmful to the cats, other animals and even children if used in excessive amounts.

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