How can I keep cats and foxes out of my garden?

Is there a way to stop cats/foxes from messing in my garden? I have young children that play out in the garden and its getting to be a nuisance to keep it clean for them.

Asked by Adam on 10th Apr 2020
Expert Trade Answers
"There are products that are available as repellents but sadly I've always had mixed results"
Answered on 18th Apr 2020 - Member since Jun 2019 - report
"A cat alarm is great, you can pick them up from b&q, they make a loud super high pitched noise that humans can’t hear but cats and dogs can, this deters cats and foxes"
Answered on 21st Aug 2020 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
"Very hard to do so as no matter what you try if neighbours have stuff in garden to attract them thy may always pass through"
Answered on 18th Aug 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
"Foxes are creatures of habbit. They like their territory to keep the same so keep moving around objects that you have in your garden. Also as strange as it sounds human male urine is a deterrent to them as the fox smells the urine of a bigger male possibly a predator pouring the urine where the fox mess was found can help. Also keeping hedges and bushes trimmed helps as the garden would less cover for the fox... Security lights can help to deter cats from your garden at night."
Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
"Plug all gaps with mesh low down to make the pests jump into your property, if they can find an easier way they will & hopefully leave you alone
Cats can jump but prefer not too if possible, if the cats persists, try spraying them with a fruit cordial, they soon get the message as the fur gets sticky when dry"
Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
"The best ways to keep pests away would be to set traps and block tunnels etc"
Answered on 31st May 2020 - Member since May 2020 - report
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