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Jan 18, 2018 6:36 PM CST
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Name: Carol
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Has anyone tried sprinkling ground Cayenne pepper on their lawns to deter dogs/cats? I'm thinking that because they tend to sniff out a spot, that they might decide this isn't a good place to do their business. I'm tired of cleaning up after the neighbor's pets.
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Jan 18, 2018 7:27 PM CST
Name: Porkpal
Richmond, TX (Zone 9a)
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Interesting idea! I too would like to know whether it works.
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Jan 18, 2018 8:57 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
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I think you would have better luck sprinkling pepper on the neighbors. Rolling on the floor laughing
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Jan 18, 2018 9:37 PM CST
Name: Rj
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Tried it a few times, did not seem to have any effect on the animals.
As Yogi Berra said, β€œIt's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Jan 19, 2018 5:25 AM CST
Name: Sue
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Maybe one of those motion-sensor sprinklers would work better?
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Jan 19, 2018 6:31 AM CST
Name: greene
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ctcarol said:Has anyone tried sprinkling ground Cayenne pepper on their lawns to deter dogs/cats? I'm thinking that because they tend to sniff out a spot, that they might decide this isn't a good place to do their business. I'm tired of cleaning up after the neighbor's pets.


It worked in 1967 when Paul Newman (Cool Hand Luke) sprinkled all kinds of hot seasonings to throw the dogs off his scent, but in real life, it mostly does not work.
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Jan 19, 2018 7:17 AM CST
Name: Christine
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Do what my Dad use to do with the doo, he'd pick it up and throw it on the neighbor's lawn, it only took a few times for the inconsiderate neighbor to get the message.
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Jan 19, 2018 7:24 AM CST
Name: Ronnie (Veronica)
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I've tried it in my pots for the squirrels and my dogs that would sometimes eat the dirt and after one day they were all back at it Shrug! It would take an awful lot of pepper for a lawn.
Sounds like a neighbor we have here...they have no fence and their dogs run all over...luckily I have a fence and they can't get in my yard. Other neighbors have talked to them with no luck, one returns the poop to them in a bag Hilarious! Good luck Crossing Fingers!
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Jan 19, 2018 11:38 AM CST
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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I thought about the motion sensor, but I would get soaked to turn it off or on. No way to get to the tap without that happening. I have thought about returning the gifts to that neighbor, but without photos I can't be sure which dog is responsible, and there is more than one that runs loose around here. At least they're all small breeds.
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Jan 19, 2018 12:55 PM CST
Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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Carol
As Yogi Berra said, β€œIt's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.”
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Jan 20, 2018 5:16 AM CST
Name: Sue
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ctcarol said:I thought about the motion sensor, but I would get soaked to turn it off or on. No way to get to the tap without that happening. I have thought about returning the gifts to that neighbor, but without photos I can't be sure which dog is responsible, and there is more than one that runs loose around here. At least they're all small breeds.


It wouldn't work to join two hoses with a shut-off valve in between them, placed out of range?
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Jan 20, 2018 11:19 AM CST
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Carol : Bad news on dogs, good news on cats.
Dogs ! I don't think they give a crap, where they go. Ewe πŸ˜€ , I made a poopey pun.
Cats ! Be different πŸ‘ They be persnickety, Ho Ho. I gave sister used coffee grounds, told her to sprinkle around, like say, em, maybe like you would snail pellets, or less.
She had no more kitty bombs. πŸ‘πŸ˜€πŸ˜Ž

For my garden. I use a combo, between either coffee grounds or Cocoa bark, it's Chocolate bean shells ground into Mulch. Spread a layer over tops of rows. Cats don't like smell of chocolate . Go somewhere else. πŸ˜€

On occasion, there might be a persistent cat, I call em devil cats !
No respect for smell, or maybe can't smell Shrug! I pick it up and throw more stuff down in that spot.
If your like me, and can't find it in your neck of woods. Address is.
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If any of y'all find it cheeper, give me a buzz. πŸ‘ Thank ya.
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Jan 20, 2018 12:21 PM CST
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
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Philip, I just leave the leaves/twigs where the fall in the flower beds to discourage cats. Works pretty well. Dog seem to like grass...be it real or plastic.
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