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Keep cats and dogs away

Postby abwal » Thu Oct 29, 2009 7:47 pm

Keep cats and dogs away from your plants by sprinkling naphthalene flakes or crushed moth balls around the plants and covering lightly with mulch. Camphor can be used in the same way.
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Re: Keep cats and dogs away

Postby Waterlilly » Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:53 am

just a warning - abwal - HIGHLY poisonous - careful with children- very effective for cats and dogs - (neighbours and smell???)
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Re: Keep cats and dogs away

Postby abby » Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:05 am

I've read somewhere that it is also effective to keep snakes away - apparently the smell disorients their hunting proccess which they do by smell :?:
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Re: Keep cats and dogs away

Postby abwal » Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:18 pm

Because it is a poison if ingested, it is important that moth balls be crushed making them unattractive to children. The covering of mulch makes even the crushed material less obvious to children.
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Re: Keep cats and dogs away

Postby Damien » Fri Oct 30, 2009 7:12 pm

Best way to keep cats and dogs away is to buy a crocodile. Durrr.

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Re: Keep cats and dogs away

Postby Waterlilly » Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:02 pm

I like the crocodile idea - we turned our swimming pool into a gold fish pond and I needed something to remove water rats, herons and cormorants from eating the gold fish.....the cormorants had an unfair advantage ..... the native water rat was very beautiful - related to an otter - we trapped him and removed him to the nearest creek..........
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