Animal Control In The Garden

Cats in Garden Area and Safety

Anonymous added on March 7, 2011 | Answered

We are thinking of putting a garden in the yard but notice that there are cats that have used the area as a litter box. If we remove all of the droppings, is the soil safe to grow vegetables in?

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Answered on March 8, 2011

Yes, it should be fine. You will want to take steps to keep the cats out afterward, though. That being said, don't panic if some slips by you. Just make sure to wash your veggies well (which you should do anyway). This article may help with ideas for deterring cats from your garden:

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