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Natural Cat Repellents to Stop Cats from Spraying Inside the House

If you are trying to keep your cat from visiting places that you don’t want it to go and spray, it can be difficult. You can try looking at online tutorials on how to stop cats from spraying inside the house. It’s trial and error, all cats have particular dislikes, but to varied degrees, a scent that will keep one cat away, may not deter another and some cats have only one dislike, so pinpointing it may have to be a process of elimination.

In general cats dislike citrus scented plants and herbs such as bergamot, lemon grass, citronella, verbena and most orange based smells. Lavender can also make the perfect cat repellent, alongside pepper, cinnamon, garlic and naphthalene (found in mothballs) Care must be taken when making a repellent, the solution can not be too strong as some of the essential oils can burn if not diluted enough. It is really best if you start by using infusions of dried herbs to start with as these are not as strong, then move on to using diluted essential oils in the repellent if the dried herb infusions don’t achieve the desired results.



Rather than adding all the herbs together, try one at a time, and then you will know which scents your cat dislikes rather than stabbing in the dark. There are some orange oil based floor cleaners available, and if you are using the repellent to prevent urination on wooden or laminate floors, these are good to start with. Homemade cat repellents that are too strong can be harmful to cats, so start with more diluted solutions first. Once you find your cats dislikes, it is surprising how effective they are, even if you can barely smell them. Cats have an excellent sense of smell. Once you have established your cats dislikes, you can use combinations of them for the best results. Popular choices for keeping cats off the borders in the garden are cayenne pepper, lavender, rosemary and mothballs. Regular path and drive cleaning with Jeyes fluid is another effective way to repel a cat and keep them off.

When using essential oils inside the house, you must ensure that they are not accessible. To do this you can put the oils on small pieces of fabric but they must be buried, to prevent direct contact. You can put them in the stuffing in cushions, under or between bedding, at the base of plant pots, under carpets, in the corners of cloakrooms or utility rooms or strategically hung in pretty bags out of your cats reach. Diluted oils may be applied to window frames, door jambs and skirting boards. The benefits are twofold, a lovely smelling house, and a cat that avoids spoiling our favorite things. If you have access to fresh lavender, rosemary or sage, you can make infusions and then use an atomiser to spray round. This is a cheaper option than using essential oils. Steep the fresh herbs in hot water for about half an hour, then strain, discard the herbs and allow the liquid to cool. Put into an atomiser and spray the areas you want to deter your cat from. Although the scent is not as strong to us, it will be very noticeable by your cat. You can spray these cat repellers as often as required as it is not harmful, these infusions can be sprayed directly onto the exposed surfaces without causing harm to your belongings or the cat.

If you already grow lavender, rosemary or garlic in your garden, cats should already be avoiding these borders, and the herbs should be helping to keep cats out of a garden. It’s worth planting small amounts of these herbs in other exposed areas. To keep your cat from staying out of your garden completely, plant something they love in a corner or tucked away, the obvious plant is cat nip, but there are other plants that cats like such as cat mint, oat grass and heather. Make a small sand pit and surround it with these plants, your cat will love it!

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