In this article, we will be taking a look at how you can stop cats pooping on concrete with as little effort as possible. People have come up with some ingenious ways to keep cats off their concrete but most of them are a waste of time, money, and effort. We have researched the methods that have been tried and tested and have a good reputation for protecting your concrete.
One thing that we would like to mention is that many people are instantly defeated by missing this simple first step. There is no point in trying to protect your concrete if you have not removed the scents and hormones that cats leave on your concrete and end up attracting more cats.
All you have to do is use one cup of a high-quality white vinegar to one gallon of water and wash your concrete as best you can. The white vinegar will not harm any of your plants but it will deal with the scent of any cats that may end up attracting more making it easier to keep them away.
One of the cheapest, quickest, and easiest ways to stop cats from pooping on your concrete is to deter cats from even going on it in the first place. A high-quality cat mace is perfect for this, you can spread it around your concrete in no time, it is relatively cheap, easy to use, and can be picked up pretty easy.
Cat mace works by taking advantage of its unique smell that most cats hate. As you spread the mace around your concrete the scent is also spread across it and cats will be discouraged form going on it and in the process no be able to poop on it either.
Depending on the size of the concrete you are trying to protect, a single jar of cat mace can end up lasting you for a year or more. The time periods between reapplication of the cat mace can change too so if you are in a warmer area the mace will remain active longer than somewhere that gets rain often.
The video below is an independent review of cat mace.
Motion Sensitive Water Sprinklers
It works by detecting cats on your concrete via its infrared sensor and then releasing a surge of water to scare cats off. Although initially these cost around twice as much as cat mace these are a one time purchase and once set up will stop cats pooping on your concrete for much longer than the mace and all you have to do is refill the water supply.
These sprinklers can also quickly help to break a cats habit of coming onto your property encouraging cats to avoid your home completely.
Ultrasonic Animal Repeller
Again, once the system is set up it will passively keep cats away from the area you set it up to protect as well as break cats habits of coming to your yard quickly. Again, we feel these are also better than the cat mace we mentioned earlier but they are around twice the price and take a little extra time to initially set the system up.
Orange Essential Oil
The problem with using citrus-based essential oils is that they will just wash away if you live in an area where it rains often. It can also end up very costly as keeping cats off your concrete is not what these oils are designed or costed for meaning the price tag can increase quickly.