In pregnant women, it can cause toxoplasmosis, that can lead to birth defects in the newborn baby. For all these reasons, you want to keep them away from certain areas in your home. The most inexpensive way of doing this is by using a home remedy.
Homemade Cat Repellents
The cats that are bothering you could be your own pet or your neighbor's pet, or it could be those which roam around in the neighborhood. No matter where they come from, you surely do not want to cause any harm to them. Here are some home remedies that can help keep the cats away.
As soon as you see the cat trying to reach out to the counter or table, spray some water on its body, and it will run away immediately. The cat will hate this treatment. After a few rounds of drenching, it will stop going to that area anymore.
This is an excellent indoor cat repellent for flat surfaces. Take a few pieces of aluminum foil and set them around the edges and corners of the tabletops and kitchen counter in a line. If required, you can cover up the entire surface with aluminum sheets.
The reason why cats will dislike the aluminum foil is that, it has an uneven surface. Cats avoid all such things that give a crinkly feel to their paws.
Cats get frightened with sudden loud noises. You can take advantage of this to scare them away. To create this kind of noise, put some small pebbles in an empty can and place the lid tightly onto it.
You can use some coins to get the similar kind of effect. Every time you watch them moving towards a prohibited area, shake the can a number of times and you will find that they will flee in no time.
So you can spread some orange or lemon peels all over the flower beds in your garden. The biggest advantage of this remedy is that, as it is a naturally occurring substance, it is not going to cause any harm to the soil or the plants. You have to add fresh peels to the soil after regular intervals of time.
Every home remedy that we have discussed is non-toxic. Never use cayenne pepper as a cat repellent. It may not cause any harm to humans or plants, but it causes a lot of irritation to the mucous membranes of the cats. The main aim of use of all these repellents is to stop the unwanted cat, without giving any kind of pain to the innocent animal.