What smell can't stand cats: tips
Cats, like other predators, have a very delicate sense of smell, they can detect smells hundreds of times better than humans. This feature can use the hosts if you want to protect some places of the apartment from the encroachments of the pet. Of course, the most effective way to protect things from a cat — closed doors, but when this is not possible, you can go to a small trick. We need to make sure that the places prohibited to animal, the scent was unpleasant for the latter.
Before you put the "aromatic" barriers in the apartment, you need to know, what smell do not like cats (without exception), and which only your pet. The fact that the repellent odors are unpleasant not only animals, but people, so the prevention should be approached with caution. So, what smell do not tolerate cats and it will help to protect the apartment?
The worst flavor for cats is a fragrant root (pictured right). It contains essential oil, which has a very unpleasant smell. To use the said plant is recommended only in the most hopeless cases, as for people, it is also dangerous, for example, can cause allergic reactions.
What smell can't stand cats
- Any seasonings or spices. The lead in pepper (ground or pot), fresh garlic, ginger, onions.
- Some dairy products (this applies to adult cats). The animal may disgust treated to milk, fermented baked milk, but are happy to eat cheese.
Some experienced owners suggest sprinkle undesirable to visit cats place of ground pepper. But, first, bred strong the dirt, and second, the remedy is ineffective due to the fact that the smell quickly fades.
Here are some products that have smells, scaring the cats: chocolate, cinnamon, mint.
Don't like Pets medication (Valerian does not count!), household chemicals (dishwashing detergent to bleach), cosmetics, especially nail polishes, a perfume with a sharp smell. But a natural olive oil soap cats bite for a sweet soul.
But some can not stand the smell of the cat brand is alcohol (and not only cats, I must say). Fume for Pets is like the indicator of danger: the man with the smell of alcohol on his breath they just don't fit. Cigarette smoke is also unpleasant to animals, but if the cat may start rubbing against the guest, from which the smell of tobacco, it is not my location to him shows, and is trying to kill the tobacco smell their smell. However, if the owners are smokers, then this pet is probably already accustomed to.
Find out what smell that don't like cats, you can go into action. Of course, not all of the flavors can be used as repellent agents. For example, you cannot use milk. If a pet reacts negatively to citrus, a forbidden place to put peels from oranges. However, they quickly dry up, and dried the skin of cats are more than indifferent. The procedure should be repeated until then, until the cat will get used to it, he is there to not be.
How to protect house plants
Separate point in the strategy of defense of the apartment and the cats are indoor plants. Cats are very attracted to the smell of the earth, and they are willing to go to any trick to digging in a flower pot. Now comes a lot of sprays, scaring the cats, but they usually cannot be used to protect household plants. In this case, to stop pet, you need to eliminate the smell of soil – draping the pot or on the surface of the earth to pour shells or pebbles.