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Post by lyn5 » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 23:36:39



I have a screened  in patio that I spend a lot of time on--however the
neighborhood male cats have taken to marking it as theirs !!!!
Therefore it SMELLS. I have tried everyting I can think of: vinegar.
boughten pet odor eliminator, etc. Short of getting rid of all the
wood sides, anyone have suggestions ?

Oh clothes pins on the nose hurts :)

lyn

 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Thu, 25 Jun 2009 23:51:58


We used a fertilizer in our front flower bed that sent a 'come hither'
message to every kitty for miles around.  Moth balls was the cheap and easy
solution.  Once the cats were offended by our new and disgusting aroma, they
abandoned us.
    The challenge is to distribute the moth balls so that they cause no harm
and, of course, so you can remove them when the deed is done.  We put our
moth balls in those green plastic containers that strawberries are packed
in.
    I know you won't enjoy smelling like Grandma's closet but it only took a
week at most and then we were able to take the moth balls away.    Polly

"lyn5" <wrote>I have a screened  in patio that I spend a lot of time
on--however the

Quote:
> neighborhood male cats have taken to marking it as theirs !!!!
> Therefore it SMELLS. I have tried everyting I can think of: vinegar.
> boughten pet odor eliminator, etc. Short of getting rid of all the
> wood sides, anyone have suggestions ?

> Oh clothes pins on the nose hurts :)


 
 
 

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Post by Kate » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 01:20:32


Lemon Ammonia works well in getting rid of the tom cats and the smells
they leave behind.

Kate T.  South Mississippi

 
 
 

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Post by Sherr » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 02:38:29



Quote:
> I have a screened ?in patio that I spend a lot of time on--however the
> neighborhood male cats have taken to marking it as theirs !!!!
> Therefore it SMELLS. I have tried everyting I can think of: vinegar.
> boughten pet odor eliminator, etc. Short of getting rid of all the
> wood sides, anyone have suggestions ?

> Oh clothes pins on the nose hurts :)

> lyn

On the wood part, the best thing I know of is an enzyme-based odor
eliminator.
Nature's Miracle for Cats works pretty well. It's not a cover-up, the
enzymes
break down the bacteria that's causing the odor. For it to work, you'd
need to
soak it, and keep it damp for at least a couple of days.
To prevent a repeat performance, Polly's suggestion for moth balls
sounds
good to me. Like she said though, they're very toxic to animals, the
strawberry-container suggestion sounds good also.
I had a neighborhood cat get into my car once and spray. P-U. The
heat makes the odor even worse.

Sherry

 
 
 

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Post by judyann » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 03:07:14



Quote:
> I have a screened ?in patio that I spend a lot of time on--however the
> neighborhood male cats have taken to marking it as theirs !!!!
> Therefore it SMELLS. I have tried everyting I can think of: vinegar.
> boughten pet odor eliminator, etc. Short of getting rid of all the
> wood sides, anyone have suggestions ?

> Oh clothes pins on the nose hurts :)

> lyn

Baking soda will absorb most odors. just put in a dish in a corner
somewhere.

judy from mass

 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 03:34:56


Hey y'all look - there's our other Mississippian.  Kate T has appeared!
She's probably giving a better solution than the moth balls.  The lemon
ammonia is a serious cleaner and would clean the area as well as offend the
amorous kitties.  Polly



Quote:
> I have a screened in patio that I spend a lot of time on--however the
> neighborhood male cats have taken to marking it as theirs !!!!
> Therefore it SMELLS. I have tried everyting I can think of: vinegar.
> boughten pet odor eliminator, etc. Short of getting rid of all the
> wood sides, anyone have suggestions ?

> Oh clothes pins on the nose hurts :)

> lyn

Baking soda will absorb most odors. just put in a dish in a corner
somewhere.

judy from mass

 
 
 

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Post by Tari » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 04:13:56


Petzyme is available in 1 gallon size and also smaller spray bottles.
It usually helps.  I hate to say it but a catch alive trap will work the
best.  Catch the cat.  Call the owner so they can see what is going on
but give them warning.  If you continue to have trouble catch him
again and call animal control.  I used to think I didn't like cats. I have
learned I mostly don't like irresponsible cat owners.  : (
TAria


On the wood part, the best thing I know of is an enzyme-based odor
eliminator.
Nature's Miracle for Cats works pretty well. It's not a cover-up, the
enzymes
break down the bacteria that's causing the odor. For it to work, you'd
need to
soak it, and keep it damp for at least a couple of days.
To prevent a repeat performance, Polly's suggestion for moth balls
sounds
good to me. Like she said though, they're very toxic to animals, the
strawberry-container suggestion sounds good also.
I had a neighborhood cat get into my car once and spray. P-U. The
heat makes the odor even worse.

Sherry

 
 
 

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Post by lyn5 » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 04:33:57



Quote:

> > I have a screened ?in patio that I spend a lot of time on--however the
> > neighborhood male cats have taken to marking it as theirs !!!!
> > Therefore it SMELLS. I have tried everyting I can think of: vinegar.
> > boughten pet odor eliminator, etc. Short of getting rid of all the
> > wood sides, anyone have suggestions ?

> > Oh clothes pins on the nose hurts :)

> > lyn

> On the wood part, the best thing I know of is an enzyme-based odor
> eliminator
.
>Thanks for the ideas--I have used 1 bottle of cat odor eliminator already to soak the wood. Maybe in time it will work. Yes the 90's temp and 90"s humidity has NOT helped. PU is right. Cant seem to follow the cats home, and right now there are a lot of owners I dont like . lol

Lemon amonia is next :)

lyn

 
 
 

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Post by amy in CN » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 22:13:10


Buy a dog and let him out to chase the cat.

and the moth balls work second best!

amy in CNY

 
 
 

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Post by Lizzy Taylo » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 22:20:58


Quote:

> Buy a dog and let him out to chase the cat.

Yes, well.

Quote:
> and the moth balls work second best!

Moth balls aren't going to leave a $800 and still rising vet's bill :-(

Lizzy

 
 
 

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Post by Polly Esthe » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 22:28:56


I probably shouldn't have mentioned moth balls.  For all I know, moths are
an endangered species. Did you see the carrying-on because Obama killed a
fly?  Polly


Quote:
>> Buy a dog and let him out to chase the cat.

> Yes, well.

>> and the moth balls work second best!

> Moth balls aren't going to leave a $800 and still rising vet's bill :-(

> Lizzy

 
 
 

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Post by Lizzy Taylo » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 22:39:47


Quote:

> I probably shouldn't have mentioned moth balls.  For all I know, moths are
> an endangered species. Did you see the carrying-on because Obama killed a
> fly?  

Not seen that over here.  It's just the dog/cat thing is touching a VERY
raw nerve at the moment.  Our Rocky cat was back at the vet for more
surgery this week.  The "neighbour" whose dogs made the attack blames
the cat for not running!  This cat had never met an aggressive dog
before - the other neighbouring dog is so old and deaf she no longer
bothers with cats.

Moth balls sound fine to me :-)

Lizzy

 
 
 

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Post by Karen, Queen of Squishie » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 22:55:51


Get a real dog ~ ~

Karen, Queen of Squishies

 
 
 

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Post by lyn5 » Fri, 26 Jun 2009 23:54:24




Quote:
> Get a real dog ~ ~

> Karen, Queen of Squishies

lol lol right Karen --Cassie actually either likes cats or is afraid
of them :) A real dog she is not :)
lyn
 
 
 

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Post by Tari » Sat, 27 Jun 2009 01:34:47


Part of the water shortages in CA is due to a fish or guppy that the
greenies seem worried about.  A farmer up in the valley had big problems
because of a rat.  A rat of all things.  A man's livlihood is doomed by a
rat.  How about a fly?  Those are being protected in the county here in one
location.
I am sure there is a moth that is endangered somewhere.  I hope someone
smacks them all before some do-gooder finds them.

I am so sorry about your kitty Lizzy.  Being an inside kitty might be a good
choice with your neighbors.  I hope he heals and is out of pain
soon.
Taria


Quote:
>I probably shouldn't have mentioned moth balls.  For all I know, moths are
>an endangered species. Did you see the carrying-on because Obama killed a
>fly?  Polly


>>> Buy a dog and let him out to chase the cat.

>> Yes, well.

>>> and the moth balls work second best!

>> Moth balls aren't going to leave a $800 and still rising vet's bill :-(

>> Lizzy