Neighbourhood kitties digging in your garden can be a nuisance. Maybe it’s even your own cat!
Why are they a problem?
- Cats are carnivores. Their feces can contain parasites or pathogens not present in herbivore manure. This is concerning because most of us plan to eat the food we grow! (The same goes for dog poop.)
- Roaming domestic cats kill songbirds, about 140 million (birds and small animals) each year. And if you’re doing it right, your yard and garden are designed to attract pollinators, like hummingbirds, as well as other wild birds.
- Roaming cats can strain neighbourhood relations.
Try these solutions to keep cats out of your much-loved vegetable beds and away from the food you grow:
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