How To Keep Cats Out Of Your Garden
Learning how to keep cats out of your garden can be a frustrating task. Cats can destroy your garden by defecating and destroying produce. Soil pH can also be ruined by cat urine. The best thing to do is keep them out. Cat poop in your garden can be very dangerous to small children and pregnant women. Outdoor cats can become infected with toxoplasmosis, an intestinal parasite. If pregnant women come into contact with this parasite, their unborn children may become infected. This is very rare, but it still does happen. Another problem with cats and raccoons in your garden is roundworm. Roundworms are another intestinal parasite that infect both cats and raccoons. When cats or raccoons poop it can infect the soil; the parasite remains dormant in the soil. Children are susceptible because they often eat dirt. Cases of roundworm are extremely rare, but can lead to permanent blindness because the roundworms eventually migrate to the eyes. The best thing to do is keep all cats and wildlife out of your garden in order to best protect yourself and your family.
To keep cats out of your garden, you will need:
- Chicken wire
- Sprinklers activated by movement
- Small wooden stakes or posts
- A mallet
- Heavy-duty wire cutters
- Buy enough chicken wire to wrap around the perimeter of your garden. Make sure you take measurements before going to buy the materials.
- Install your posts at each corner of your garden. Simply use a mallet to get them in nice and tight.
- Bend your chicken wire to fit the corners of your garden. Continue to wrap the chicken wire around until the entire perimeter is secured.
- Cut off the unused chicken wire. You will need heavy-duty wire cutters for this.
- Install motion-activated sprinklers. These are also great for deterring rabbits and other wildlife from entering your garden. They are fairly inexpensive to use and can be very helpful for eliminating unwanted visitors.