Prior to 2010, the feral cat population in our neighborhood exploded. There were hundreds of cats everywhere, making poop in my yard and garden. The stench was horrible:
So, we purchased a bag of cement, mixed it with water in our wheelbarrow, and shoveled it into our planter box. We also bought pavers and stones and laid them in our garden. The cats stopped defecating in these areas:
However, we had to deal with reproducing cats. I purchased a cage from the Humane Society and was able to capture the kittens and their mothers in our patio and take them to the Humane Society:
Since 2010, the cat population has dwindled. We assume they have been killed by some sort of disease. What other reason could there be? I am not a zoologist, so I wouldn’t know.
Suffice it to say, we are so relieved that we don’t have to deal with feral cats, anymore. We rarely see them.
I just hope rodents don’t take their place. The last thing we need is a rat or mouse invading our house.
If that happens, I would welcome a cat like this one: