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RE: cats


I really dislike cats ( I am a dog owner) but I love how they deal with
rats, mice and other rodents. Stray cats are organic pest control. Might as
well take the good with the bad...


> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Jennifer L Barricklow [SMTP:barricklow@juno.com]
> Sent:	Thursday, March 16, 2000 9:21 PM
> To:	community_garden@mallorn.com
> Subject:	[cg] cats
> Another thing that cats hate is to walk on extremely weird or
> uncomfortable (to the bottom of the feet) surfaces. A barrier of chicken
> wire, laid flat on the ground around the garden, will often deter them.
> The barrier has to be wide enough, however, to prevent the cats from
> easily jumping over it. (This same technique works well with deer, too.
> Unfortunately, deer can jump a lot further than cats, so the barrier has
> to be a LOT wider.) If the chicken wire is laid over the surface of the
> garden, during winter for example, the cats won't do their business there
> because they won't be able to "bury" it properly through the mesh. That
> might be a good solution for getting the garden off of the regular
> scent-marking routes of neighborhood felines.
> Good luck!
> Jennifer Barricklow
> North Haven, CT
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