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Post  Lynn E on Sat Feb 21, 2015 9:01 pm

The cats have pruned my small Lantana to a nub AGAIN. The tree is indoors in an open area--no option for a closed room. Any ideas that are pet-friendly? Thanks, Lynn

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Post  DreadyKGB on Sat Feb 21, 2015 10:02 pm

A bird cage(for the tree).

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Post  LanceMac10 on Sat Feb 21, 2015 11:26 pm

Bad kitty!! Give those scoundrels a good misting!! Kitty Litter in your soil mix? (wink).....

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Post  Marty Weiser on Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:56 am

I was told today by an old farmer that cats (and skunks) do not like the smell of moth balls. Not sure which formulation is appropriate - older versions were naphthalene, newer ones are 1,4-dichlorobenzene, and some are camphor. He indicated that a single mothball placed in the cabinet that I wanted to keep the cats out of would do the trick for a couple of months until it evaporated. No idea if it really works or not because I decided to add magnetic closures instead since I could never adjust one of the doors to close properly and I need to keep the dog out of the garbage can in the same under sink cabinet as well.

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Post  Lynn E on Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:26 pm

Thanks to all for the advice--I'm going to try the moth balls and if they don't work maybe an inverted mesh colander[ like a bird cage ]. Lynn

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Post  bonsaisr on Sun Mar 01, 2015 11:12 pm

Do your cats have their own pot of grass or catnip? Giving them their own plant is often a solution. Lantana belongs to the verbena family, which is close to the mint family, so the lantana may have an attractive odor to them. If you can't cage the cats, cage the plant.
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Post  my nellie on Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:02 pm

Did someone say "cage" ?

    These are some of my cages to keep my cats out of my pots Very Happy

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Post  f1pt4 on Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:36 pm

I plant a couple pots with lemongrass close to my trees and tomatoes. My cat only eats the grass and lays off everything else. Can't say that for squirrels though.

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Post  ppasban on Thu Mar 19, 2015 10:35 am

Safer" brand insecticidal soap should do the trick... eradicated a severe infestation for me a few years ago.

due to the life cycles of the scale, you need to do 3 apps about 7-10 days apart.

there are also lots of home-made insecticidal soap recipes out there on the old googles, along with lots of topics on scale with-in this forum.
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Post  kevin stoeveken on Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:38 am

imran - it seems you quoted me from a different thread and posted it here, where it does not apply... scratch

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