post #1 of Old 12-21-2012, 05:10 PM Thread Starter
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Cats!

OK, I know others have the same problem. Feral cats take to sleeping on the Jeep hood and top in the winter. They destroyed a car cover I had for the Jeep last year, and I do not want them sharpening their claws on my top this time around. Jeep lives in the barn, but it isn't sealed up.

I have glue traps out, but am willing to escalate the ordnance as needed.

How do you handle this problem?

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post #2 of Old 12-21-2012, 05:25 PM
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You need to hold them, and pet them, and squeeze them, and call them George.






You younger kids might not get that.....

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post #3 of Old 12-21-2012, 05:26 PM
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Actually, you can go to a pet store and get a spray that keeps the animals from doing their business in certain places in the home. I have seen it. It has no odor to people, but is repulsive to animals. Spray the top... it will end your problem. I have used it a while ago, and the stuff works.. just can't remember the name... OH...and am I showing my age if I say, I do understand the "george" remark...lol
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LOL! I used to have the same problem when I lived in an apartment with just a carport. I did not want to hurt any cats that were sleeping in or on the jeep at night, so I bought a bunch of mouse traps and set them on the seats and floor at night. I would put some sheets of newspaper on top of the traps to keep them from catching feet or tails. I would have loved to have seen the cats leap up when they were scared by the traps going off. They stopped going into my jeep after a couple of weeks.
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My Aunt used to sprinkle a little red pepper out when she saw little paw prints on her new car. She said that when they lick themselves they ingest it and learn not to come back. Never saw too many hangin around.

I like the ordinance idea myself! Once I found a dog that killed rats I no longer saw any use for cats.
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Electric fence. Surround the jeep close enough so if they jump they hit it. It won't kill them, but they will remember.

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I like the ordinance idea myself! Once I found a dog that killed rats I no longer saw any use for cats.
As much as I love dogs, they don't match cats for effective rodent hunting.

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As much as I love dogs, they don't match cats for effective rodent hunting.
Gophers are rodents and based on that I beg to differ...


The red pepper works and there is a chemical we use called "hot sauce" which is based on a capsaicin mix to keep the hypersensitive animals at bay. If you spray it on the car cover make sure you hit the middle so your hands font touch it while removing it. Otherwise, small rammikans filled with rat poison seems to do the trick.

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It would be more fun to just kill the cats.

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It would be more fun to just kill the cats.
Can't kill the cats, they're too adorable. Can't kill anything you aren't willing to eat.

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post #13 of Old 12-21-2012, 10:13 PM
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Can't kill the cats, they're too adorable. Can't kill anything you aren't willing to eat.

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post #14 of Old 12-21-2012, 10:34 PM
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Hose. Just turn the water on and wait... I'm a cat lover, but I also have rules. When they jump up on my jeep, they get hosed good. They never do it again after a good soaking. Ever. You should see how big their eyes get right before the water hits 'em. Doesn't matter if they're mine or if they're wild, they only do that *once.*

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