feral cats

Asked March 16, 2018, 3:28 PM EDT

the feral cats are using my garden as a litter box and my plants are dying from the urine and feces. what can I do to keep them out of my flower beds?

Chisago County Minnesota

1 Response

The following bulletins contain reliable information about ways to deal with the problem. Some of the suggestions may be impractical. Creating an attractive litter box elsewhere is frequently suggested. Because cats often relieve themselves in children's sand boxes, the suggestion might have merit. Whether cats will stay out of your garden after visiting the appointed spot is another question.

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/question-of-the-week/i-need-cat-free-garden-there-natural-deterrent

https://extension.umaine.edu/gardening/2011/09/01/maine-home-garden-news-13/#article-2

https://content.ces.ncsu.edu/extension-gardener-handbook/20-wildlife#cats