How To Keep Cats Off Your Car
Your new car looks great, but now you need to know how to keep cats off your car. To keep your car looking good, you can clean and wax it to protect the finish. Parking a car in a garage is a great way to protect it, but that's not always possible. Sometimes cats like to sit on cars because the engine provides warmth to the hood after the engine is stopped. The taller vantage point provided by a car is also alluring to cats. Here are ways to keep cats of your car.
To keep cats off your car, you will need:
- Spray bottle with water
- Cayenne pepper
- Moth balls
- Car cover
- Spray the cats with water. Most cats are notorious for not liking to be wet. Sit or stand in an area near your parked car with a spray bottle full of water. When a cat attempts to climb on the car or after a cat jumps up on the car, spray the cat immediately with water. The cat should associate getting wet with the car and avoid it.
- Sprinkle cayenne pepper around the parked car. Park in the same spot when possible and sprinkle cayenne pepper all around the perimeter of the parked car. When cats walk through the pepper then lick their paws or bathe themselves, they will ingest some pepper. They won't like this and most cats can smell the pepper. This should deter them from the area where your car is parked.
- Use moth balls around the car. Sprinkle moth balls around the perimeter of the car. The strong odor is not pleasing to cats and they should avoid the car.
- Cover your car. A heavy-duty car cover that has a slick finish that is not easy for cats to walk or sit on is another good alternative to keep cats off your car. If the cats don't feel comfortable on the car cover, they'll avoid it. Vinyl or another type of similar finish works best to keep cats off of cars.