Animal Repellent: Repel Gophers With Cat Feces

Cat droppings can make an effective animal repellent.
By Ed Warn
August/September 2012
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Discourage gophers and other burrowing critters with feline feces. 
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When I find a new hole or mound on my property (usually from a gopher), I dump cat feces into it.

I started this practice last year, and it seems to work. I can’t imagine I’d stay in a new neighborhood if I came home to a pile of tiger poop in my living room! (I don’t use this animal repellent technique in my vegetable garden.)

Ed Warn
Howard Lake, Minnesota








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