Our cats also serve as a stress reliever. They make us happy when we are sad and we are being entertained by them. But they also have this attitude that is annoying. They will climb anywhere they want. They jump into the cabinets. They keep on returning to the area where they should not go. And they have this habit of scratching their claws on the bed, sofa, or legs of the furniture.
These little friends can be trained when they were kittens but it is hard if they are big already. So, what we need to do is to think of something natural and unharmful in preventing the cats to go in the restricted areas. Because even cats have those things they don’t want.
We have this easy do it yourself solution or ways to prevent them from returning to the areas where they should not go. We only need to do is to put something in their favorite spot.
Natural Cat Repellent
Mixed vinegar and water
The cats have superior smelling abilities. When you mix the vinegar and water, put it in a spray bottle then spray it to the area where you don’t want your cat to go. They don’t want the scent of the vinegar so when they have smelled it, they will not be interested to go back to that area.
The essential oils like lavender, citronella, lemongrass, and peppermint are also effective cat repellent when mixed with water.
Sandpaper or aluminum foil
The texture of sandpaper and aluminum foil are different, and the cat doesn’t want to step on that kind of texture. Therefore, if you wrap the legs of the furniture by these things, their paws will feel different and they will not scratch it anymore.
If you think putting a sandpaper or aluminum foil in the legs of your furniture will destroy its view, then try to paint it with a similar color to the furniture. The texture will stay the same anyway.
Double sided tape
Cats don’t want sticky surfaces. So, if you put double-sided tapes to the top of the cabinets where they usually jump on, they avoid it and never jump into that area again. They don’t want sticky surfaces because they can not tolerate the feeling on their paws.
You can also spray mixture here if you don’t have a double-sided tape.
Simply put water in the spray bottle. Then if you saw your cat to be in that area you don’t want them to go, spray them a little bit of water and they will run. Because cats don’t really want to get wet.
It has no scent that will last in that area but if you repeatedly do it, the cat will be trained that if they go to that area, they will frequently get wet.
Lemon or Orange peels
Preventing your cat from popping in the yard is not easy because we don’t know when they are popping. So, for them to prevent popping there, you have to scatter orange or lemon peels to the yard where you don’t want them to pop.
The cats don’t like the smell of citrus and this will be the reason for them to stay away.
Lavender and Rosemarie
Plants like lavender and Rosemarie produces scents which are not pleasant to the cats. So, if you want to have a garden but cats keep on destroying it. Try to plant lavender and Rosemarie. Aside from those plants, there are more plants that the cat doesn’t want the smell. Which will be the reason for the cat to stay away from your garden.
Cats love to play in a place where it is clean and wide. They run on it or dig in it. Therefore, if you put and scatter plastic forks around your plants. The cat will not be interested to play in that area. Because it is a hassle for them to avoid the forks going to that area.
Those are the things that will help you control and prevent your cat from the annoying things they usually do. Doing those simple things for them is not only for your own good but also for them. It is a way to train them.
Having a pet will require you a ton of understanding and patience. Because they don’t know if what they are doing is good or bad. So, we have to think of another way to prevent them to be a bad pet.