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Cat scent

to scare away mice and rats
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Voice, Aug 15 2008

[brevity] http://www.halfbake...nes:t=_5bbrevity_5d
[theleopard, Aug 15 2008]

"Silent Roar" Lion Dung http://www.earth-sy...SlJUCFQ9KQgodq37rgw
Works. A live lion is even more effective. [8th of 7, Aug 17 2008]

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       My freedive mentor / boat captain / auto mechanic scatters dog hair from grooming parlors under his house to discourage pests. Only partially effective.   

       And one night I saw a mouse eat my cat's catfood.
normzone, Aug 15 2008
  

       tom cats smell awfuk but a nice cuddly female furry pussycat aroma would be good. +1   

       funnily enough but gardeners often use lions' droppings to keep cats away.
po, Aug 15 2008
  

       //gardeners often use lions' droppings // Male or female? (lions, not gardeners)
DiveTart, Aug 15 2008
  

       does it matter?
po, Aug 15 2008
  

       Well, it seems to matter for cat pee. Only asking - suit yourself.
DiveTart, Aug 15 2008
  

       How is a domestic cat going to know what a lion is? And indeed what a lion's poop smells like?
theleopard, Aug 15 2008
  

       I imagine that if ever a domestic cat did encounter a lion, the lion would soon learn what domestic cat poo smells like.
DiveTart, Aug 15 2008
  

       //Only partially effective//   

       It's only partially an idea. Is it a cheese scent to spray on pet cats? That might be a way to startle mice. Or is it a scent you spray on the mouse? Is it the comfort pheromone? Or the smell of dead cats?   

       It's tough to deter pests with such passive devices. That's part of what makes them pests.
Amos Kito, Aug 15 2008
  

       Using cat urine might actually work. But then you gotta bake something to get rid of the smell of cat piss.
Noexit, Aug 15 2008
  

       //then you gotta bake something to get rid of the smell of cat piss.//   

       Believe me, there's nothing you can put in the oven to get rid of that odor! Febreeze doesn't even work on it.
ye_river_xiv, Aug 16 2008
  

       Fabreeze doesn't work but there are purpose made products that work. Sadly I have recent experience with "Natures Miracle" and it works well. First take the majority of the evil out with water and a wet/dry vac then do a second pass with the "Natures Miracle".   

       Insert standard anti-cat rant here.
MisterQED, Aug 16 2008
  

       Oh, but I love cats. it's the smell, and the allergies they cause that bother me... and I assure you there is not a product on the market that sufficiently removes the odor to satisfy the needs of allergic individuals.
ye_river_xiv, Aug 17 2008
  

       // Insert standard anti-cat rant here. //   

       Seconded.   

       #include <EOSSACR.H>   

       Dog smells are more effective than cat smells for deterring rodents.
8th of 7, Aug 17 2008
  
      
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