It’s a genetic trait, so your cat will either respond to catnip or she won’t. Those who do usually go crazy over it and have a euphoric action to the aromatic oil that lasts several minutes. If you grow a catnip plant inside a bird cage, your cat can rub on it and nibble on the leaves without destroying the plant. Cats don’t like the feel of certain surfaces and they especially don’t like the sticky feel of double-sided tape on their paws. Sticky Paws for Furniture adhesive strips stop cats from tearing up your furniture by providing a surface that cats don’t like to scratch. Unlike most double-sided tape, the strips are transparent so they’re more aesthetically pleasing.

You can easily stick them on fabric and they can be easily removed. They can be used on counter tops, sofas, chairs, speaker grills, screen doors, curtains, furniture, carpets and more. Sticky Paws come in 2″ X 12″ regular size, or an extra large 9″ X 12″ size for larger areas. Since this product is using adhesive, it’s possible that it may damage certain surfaces, including lifting some laminates. It may also possibly lift paint or wallpaper, or damage vinyl, leather, or wood finishes. Always test a small inconspicuous area before applying it.

This works for counter tops, stair wells, window sills, carpets, and areas where your cat has urinated or defecated inappropriately. The X-mat uses an uncomfortable, bumpy surface to keep your cat off the furniture. It can be used on countertops, tables, dressers, sofas, chairs or window sills and ledges. Some cats love to chew on wires. This can cause both problems with your equipment, and deliver dangerous shocks to your cat. Loose wires, especially dangling ones can be very tempting to play with as well. Covering your wiring and cables with split convoluted tubing can help.

It also makes your wiring more manageable and neat. In case your wires are exposed, it also comes in various colors to better match your decor. Although a bit of an awkward solution, you could wrap Sticky Paws or double sided tape around it instead, and make a cut where the split in the tubing is. Cats often like catnip, but there are some plants and scents, as well as tastes that cats dislike. You can use this as a cat repellent for furniture, counter tops, and so on and control where your cat goes in the house or garden. Coleus canina, lavender, pennyroyal, rosemary, or rue.

Cats also don’t like the smell of citrus, so you can use lemon, lime, and orange to drive cats away from certain areas as well. Fern from Life on the Balcony recommends Bitter Yuck as a way to keep cats from eating plants. Bitter Yuck uses rosemary to keep cats away. You can spray it on various areas of the house including cords to stop chewing. Bitter Apple Spray is a similar idea to Bitter Yuck, and you can spray these products on dried or fake flowers, or on plants or planters. Place the treated items on or near tables, chairs, sofas or other furniture to keep your cat away. It’s recommended for keeping pets off furniture, carpet, trees, and shrubs.

Spray it on the area and the pet stays away. It’s also recommended for use in carports or garages for repelling stray cats. There are a number of electronic indoor and outdoor deterrent products. The ultrasonic frequency or even the audible alarm may not be effective on a cat who is comfortable inside the house. There are non-repellent solutions for preventing damage to furniture. This may reduce the need to scratch furniture, jump on counters, and so on.

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