UC Cooperative Extension Ventura County
669 County Square Drive Suite 100
Ventura CA 93003
Monday - Thursday: 8 am to 5 pm
Friday: 8 am to noon or by appointment
Discouraging cats presents a bit of a dicey situation. It is illegal to kill the neighbor’s cat. So, a few possible solutions follow. If the cat uses the same area time after time, cover that area with chicken wire, so the cat cannot scratch a hole. There are several animal repellents available that have a scent which cats do not like. These compounds are usually formulated as sprays or granules, which can be applied to the toilet area to dissuade the cat from using the site again.