Best Ways to Deter Dogs and Cats
It is difficult to enjoy your yard or outdoor living spaces if they are soiled by your neighbor’s dogs or cats. Children should be able to run and play on the lawn with out the fear of stepping in dog or cat feces. You should be able to leave your outdoor furniture outdoors without it being urinated on or used for bedding. So, what are the best ways to keep dogs and cats out of your yard? In this blog, we discuss just that.
Plants and Landscaping
As a first line of defense you can add certain plants to your landscaping that will help deter cats and dogs. The problem with plants is that their effectiveness is often seasonal. Also, plants tend to work on cats or dogs, but not always on both. The curry plant and a species of coleus are good for both. The idea with plants as deterrents is to use them as border plants along fences and around gateways.
Devices that produce high-pitched noise are also good, especially if you do not have pets that might also be bothered by these deterrents. You want to be careful of the strength of these devices so that you control the affective zone so that it remains in your yard.
Electric Fencing – Not always practical and can be expensive to install and maintain. Some ordinances might prohibit them but they work well to keep dogs out of your yard. They are not that effective for cats.
Chemicals are by far the most effective and they work well with other forms of deterrent to give you the most potential for keeping cats and dogs out of your yard. These must be applied regularly and an easily be added to a monthly service call or as needed.
If you have stray cat or dog issues that are plaguing your yard and home, then just give us a call. We work with property owners throughout the Bryan and College Station area. We offer comprehensive solutions to pest control issues.