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Cat deterrent: boil orange peels for 10 min and drain / squeeze juice into bowl/bottle to spray area where cats are unwanted

  • Lucyna Karaś

    I will try this, got local cats hanging in my garden, doing their business, and messing up my plantings.

Natural tick deterrent. Anyone know if it works? I know you shouldn't use on pets, tea tree oil toxic to cats.

7 Ways to Repurpose Your Coffee Grounds and Save Some Cash: Safe Pest Deterrent! Coffee grounds have a strong smell that can help keep insects and even cats away from your garden and other property. Sprinkle coffee grounds around the area you want to protect. If you notice a point of entry for insects, place coffee grounds down to keep them from coming back.

12 Uses for Vicks VapoRub 1. Decongest Your Chest 2. On Your Tootsies 3. Achy Breaky Muscles 4. Get Rid of Nasty Nail Fungus 5. Stop Your Cat from Scratching 6. Pet Pee-Pee Deterrent 7. Headaches Be Gone 8. Humidify Your Sleep 9. Paper Cuts and Splinters 10. Ticks and Bugs 11. Reek-free Racehorses 12. Go Away Mosquitoes

If your indoor cat is getting into spaces he shouldn't or outdoor felines are destroying your garden, use natural, nontoxic methods to keep them out of such off-limits areas. These safe deterrents won't harm curious kitties and will only discourage them from returning to restricted areas.

Spraying Cat Deterrent

Cat Scratch Deterrent Fill an empty spray bottle with water and add 10 drops Eucalyptus Essential Oil and 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil. Shake well and spray on areas you do not want your cat to scratch.

Homemade Citrus Spray as a Cat Deterrent | Garden Guides

raccoon deterrent - cat paw strips - come in clear and in colors - re downspouts

cat deterrents Cayenne pepper to deter them from scratching on double sided sticky tape


Mouse deterrent..who knew? Mice don't like strong scents, like peppermint oil. Douse cotton balls with the oil, spread in areas where mice might squeeze into your house!

weird uses of grounded cofffe

If you get bitten by a tick, apply Vicks immediately. The strong odor might help get the critter to release itself and stop bugging you. 2. Vicks wards off mosquitoes. Apply small dabs of Vicks VapoRub to your skin and clothes and mosquitoes will steer clear. If you do get bitten, apply Vicks to the area and cover it with a Band-Aid to relieve itching.

Dried orange slices - this will be my next Christmas orange experiement. Last year's orange peels kept my cats away but weren't all that attractive. This is a great way to dress the deterrent up!

Spider deterrent. Add 5 drops natural dish washing liquid to 1 quart of water to a spray bottle. Add 5 drops of essential oil, and shake well. (Good choices for essential are citrus oil, tea tree oil (it's poisonous to dogs and cats), lavender oil, cinnamon oil, peppermint oil, citronella oil.). Spray along baseboards and in corners where the wall meets the ceiling, and re-apply once a week. from:

Vicks Vapor Rub Home Remedies Twelve Surprising Uses for Vicks VapoRub: *Decongest Your Chest * On Your Tootsies * Achy Breaky Muscles *Get Rid of Nasty Nail Fungus * Stop Your Cat from Scratching *Pet Pee-Pee Deterrent *Headaches Be Gone *Humidify Your Sleep * Paper Cuts and Splinters * Ticks and Bugs *Reek-free Racehorses * Go Away Mosquitoes

  • damama55

    Sorry. Here is what I found- Please DO NOT use Vick's vapor rub anywhere near a cat. Vick's contains eucalyptus and eucalyptus can be toxic to cats. See this article: According to the ASPCA, fresh eucalyptus is indeed toxic to cats. Not only is the plant poisonous to felines, but also to doggies and horses. Vicks does contain eucalyptus and should NOT be used as a deterrent for animals. Just thought you might like to know. The active ingredients are camphor, eucalyptus oil and menthol. Neither are good for animals. :)

Natural insect pest control; ants, fleas, cockroaches, mosquitos, bed bugs, etc.

helpful tips, laundry stain remover... cats/ sand box deterrant...grandmothers' as flower girls! :)

Natural tick deterrent. .. Create a citrus based repellant.Ticks avoid citrus, which makes it an effective weapon. To make: Boil 2 cups of water, and add two chopped lemons, limes, oranges, or grapefruit—–alone or in combination. Let it boil for a minute or so, then simmer the concoction for an hour. Strain the fruit out, let it cool, pour into the sprayer, and squirt it on you, your kids, your pets, your yard—–anywhere ticks might like to go.Other natural repellents use geranium, lavender, or peppermint essential oils. These are not safe for cats though, so avoid spraying the cat.