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Cat and dog repellent scatter granules
When I moved house I was having a few problems with the cats using my plant pots as a litter tray. I had heard about these things but had never tried them and figured they were worth a go.
WHAT DOES IT DO?
The product is apparently proven to deter cats and dogs from fouling on lawns and pavements and the 450g bottle treats up to 150 sq. metres.
HOW DOES IT DO THIS?
The granules contain natural aromatic plant oils which will deter cats and dogs from using your garden as a toilet.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The bottle itself has a child proof twist opening lid which I found quite tricky to get into but better safe than sorry. When I eventually get the lid off I see that the granules are in fact, and as expected, small grey granules which do have a smell although I don't know what it is, but it's definitely not repugnant to me.
USING THE PRODUCT...
This is for outdoor use only! First any signs of fouling (yuck) should be removed. I did this by simply emptying the pots of the new soil and starting again, because the area to be treated has to be as clean as possible. Then simply spread the granules evenly over the area to be treated and repeat every 48 hours until said unwanted visitors stop visiting.
The granules themselves are easy to get out of the container but less easy is getting them perfectly evenly spread because they can come out quite quickly.
There are no where as many warnings as I would have expected. The instructions simply state that hands should be washed after using the product and the container should be tightly closed and stored in a safe place. There is no information about keeping children away from the granules so I assume theyre not dangerous but always best not to let them touch.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
These are widely available online; I bought mine from www.amazonco.uk and I think they cost about £5 for the container. This has lasted me for ages and all of the pots have been done without using all of the granules.
These have proved to be far more effective than I had at first thought they would be. I was indeed sceptical. However, since using it, I have had no further visitations and the plants are growing. I do have a cat and when she stood next to me as I was pouring them out, I swear she took as niff and if cats can grimace she grimaced!
There is no information about what to do when it rains, so after rain I resisted the temptation to add more granules and for me it has taken only three applcations of the granules to ensure I have healthy plants which haven't been blighted by the stuff.
Great product and one which I would recommend
Thanks for reading
I purchased this recently to aid me in my battle against the neighbourhood Staffies and one particular persistent Alsatian who due to some serious poor pet ownership have declared open season on my front garden. Currently I am redesigning my front garden and my drive is dug up and covered in sand and keeps attracting cats as well. Each morning was becoming a major downer dodging an array of animal offerings to the god that is my garden/drive. Sadly not a hell of a lot has changed. Since I have begun using these scatter granules there has been a small reduction with the cats but the dogs ares still going as strong as ever.
The repellent is good value though ( well if it had actually worked) as one tub covers 75m square so after shopping around one tub covered the whole garden for only £2.99. The granules/pellets are bio degradable and shouldn't harm your lawn or plants. The granules contain a garlic extract which is supposed to deter animals while causing them no harm. All sounds great in practice but sadly just doesn't work very well. To add insult to injury my neighbours pigeons have taken to eating the pellets. Guess they like garlic.
I really don't rate this product very highly at all but at £2.99 it was well worth a try.