February 20, 2012 3:16 PM Subscribe
How can I keep my neighbor's cats out of my hair (and yard) ?!
posted by fizzix to Home & Garden (23 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
This fall, I bought and moved into a single detached house in a relatively densely built neighborhood (there is only 5 feet separating my house and the neighbor's driveway). My next-door neighbor feeds 3-5 cats who spend a majority of (if not all) their time outdoors.
They often defecate in my backyard (there is a small hole in a fence separating my back yard from my neighbor's, which I intend to repair in the spring) and have on multiple occasions, tried to enter my house as I enter and exit, and most recently, jumped into my car while I was unloading groceries. They also spent time underneath my porch until I fixed a small hole in it weeks ago.
A portion of my driveway (with the detached garage) is also fenced in, but I would really prefer of being able to keeping it open at my discretion.
Meanwhile, I'm also really looking forward to spend time on my porch in the warmer weather and am not looking forward to the spring when they will defecate (I've already caught them doing it upon a different neighbor's lawn furniture) and sleep on my porch swing and furniture.
Besides the cats, my neighbor [yes, she is one of those old cat ladies] is otherwise cordial and a great neighbor who has lived there 20+ years. Are there any solutions that would discourage the cats from entering my house and property ?