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Old 09-04-2014, 08:50 AM   #1
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Animal in Jeep at Night

Hey ya'll,

This is an odd one. I recently moved and no longer have a garage. So my jeep is outside at night with top, doors, etc. off. Came out to my jeep to go to work yesterday and the interior is covered in animal hair (I suspect cat) and my cloth seats are totally torn up. Essentially it looks like a couple of cats got together, had a party in my jeep, and used all of my seats as scratching posts. I have since picked up some seat covers and cat repellent granules, put the granules in plastic bags with poked holes, and placed them all around the interior of my jeep. This morning found no more rips in the seat but tons more fur. I.E. the party is still continuing and the cat repellent did nothing. Please tell me someone else has had this problem and knows how to solve it or at least can provide some guidance on how to keep the cats out. Yes... I could put the doors and top back on each night, but I've got to carry them upstairs and for a chick living solo it isn't safe to be doing that constantly and is, admittedly, very tiring. Please help!

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Old 09-04-2014, 09:15 AM   #2
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I would honestly just tell you to put the doors back on but since you're not inclined to do so.......you could try these. Buy the appropriate sizes for the seats. I'm not sure I'd leave them out if it rains however. Hopefully by then the cats/varmints have learned their lesson.

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Old 09-04-2014, 09:27 AM   #3
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will try it- thanks!!
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:31 AM   #4
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get an electronic dog barker systems, that might work

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Old 09-04-2014, 10:06 AM   #5
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Ok so seriously I have same issue, no top no doors and stray cats. I put Trailcover on each nite...a pain..but at least it has some protection...cats still go in thru door openings but at times I've blocked it with heavy cardboard and it worked for a few days until they figured it out..
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:17 AM   #6
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Set mouse traps on the seats. When the cats jump in, it will set off the traps and scare the cats. After a few times the cats will stay away. This is how my grandmother trained her dogs to stay off the couch.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:21 AM   #7
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At least they didn't mark it. I had a convertible get the drivers seat marked. That is some stout stuff, hard to get rid of that smell.

I haven't learned, When possible I keep the top/doors off the jeep.
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I'd use a cab cover. You could use an entire vehicle cover, but it's a bit more of a PITA to use daily.
Gotta cover your Jeep! Cat urine is a Baaaad thing to try to get rid of!
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:34 AM   #9
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Chain a rabid pit bull to the rollbar overnight...problem solved.
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seran wrap it - then setup a hidden camera and you might just get a few laughs...
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Buy the largest rodent glue boards you can find and staple them to a 4'x1"x8" board and set it on the back seat. You should be able to dispose of the glue trap in the morning with the cat/s still attached.
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Old 09-04-2014, 06:59 PM   #12
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Buy a trap. Trap them and call animal control to pick them up.
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Live trap, can of tuna, .22 shell
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Old 09-05-2014, 04:38 AM   #14
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Around here, animal control will loan you a trap, and pick it up with the animal in it I think.
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I had the same problem.
Put some white vinegar in 2 small cups on the flood boards one in front and one in the back. It will keep them out.
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aluminum foil on the seats
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Hey ya'll, thanks for the tips! Very creative! I put cups of vinegar under the seats and tin foil on the seats last night. Half worked. Heard the cat freaking out last night about the tinfoil. It woke me up and I looked outside to see a fat white cat perched on top of the roll bars. Got him real good with the hose and don't think he's coming back. Problem solved.
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I'd use a cab cover. You could use an entire vehicle cover, but it's a bit more of a PITA to use daily.
Gotta cover your Jeep! Cat urine is a Baaaad thing to try to get rid of!
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x2 this was my first thought. I'd rather *keep* them out than have to deter them. Will also keep other critters out and save you from bird 'do (especially nice perk if you park under trees)
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Hey ya'll, thanks for the tips! Very creative! I put cups of vinegar under the seats and tin foil on the seats last night. Half worked. Heard the cat freaking out last night about the tinfoil. It woke me up and I looked outside to see a fat white cat perched on top of the roll bars. Got him real good with the hose and don't think he's coming back. Problem solved.

I hope you are right, but my guess is he will be back.

I lived across the street from a lady that fed stray cats. She never took them to a vet, just fed them and let them multiply. They would crawl on our cars at night.

If you got them with a water hose they would stay away 1 or 2 nights and then come back.

Our animal control will loan out traps, but the waiting list is long. They will also come take animals out of your own trap. I bought a have a heart trap and caught a cat every night for 2 weeks. Called animal control every morning and they would come by and get the cat out of the trap. The only way to solve the problem is to get rid of the strays.
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This is a good kitty. Um flat kitty.
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Doors are back on now that naked season is over. Thanks for the help. Next year I will definitely be picking up some traps/ taking some more extreme measures.
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LOL, ya, honestly, that would tick me off enough to get some payback, I like your style ...
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I put my Cat Hammock, I mean Cab Cover on every night. Cant seem to catch the little bastard that sleeps on it every night. Foot prints all over my hood every morning. I'm thinking of throwing a couple Rat traps up there one night.
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I throw a light weight tarp on my jeep nightly - takes me less than 4 min to secure it with bungee cords. I keep the tarp and bungee cords in the back floorboard area at all times for those sudden rain showers, etc.
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This is a good kitty. Um flat kitty.
Nice post of a dead cat there pal. The POS that shot my cat would be running down the road after staring down the barrel of my shot gun.

About 40 years ago, a next door neighbor that was a cop was the only thing that came between me and a POS down the street that intentionally ran over my sisters cat.

I would go to great lengths to poison the SOB that did the same today...



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The real problem is the pet owners that let their pets run loose and damage people's property.

Trapping them in a live trap and letting animal control haul them off is the best way to solve the problem. If someone cares about the animal, they can get it back from animal control and maybe they will work to control their pet in the future.
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The real problem is the pet owners that let their pets run loose and damage people's property. Trapping them in a live trap and letting animal control haul them off is the best way to solve the problem. If someone cares about the animal, they can get it back from animal control and maybe they will work to control their pet in the future.
This. Keep track of your own damn animals. If they end up on my property more than once they arent coming back especially if they are harassing my animals or crapping in my jeep.
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Ya, not much sympathy here. Our neighbors cat used our garden as it's litter box, we had to get rid of the garden because cats carry very dangerous parasites such as hook worm and others. What people don't realize is that the pet-parasite to human transfer rate is very high, if you let them sleep in your bed it goes up significantly. Small children are most effected as hand to mouth is constant.

The latest study showed 15% of pet owners were infected with various worms from their animals, many will die a slow death that will never be attributed to the parasites. There are barely a dozen parasitologists in the US that have any experience. I know a lot about this subject (won't say why). If the CDC found 15% you can bet it's far, far higher as testing for parasites is extremely inaccurate and they only test for a handful when there are nearly a thousand they should test for.

So, no, not a big fan of pets in our family. I'm from Indiana, family farmed 1000's of hogs, trust me, parasites are real, some you can get just from inhaling their eggs, when they hatch they make their way from your lungs to your gut and then the real fun begins. I never eat ham and I won't even tell you why. But suffice it to say that bringing a animal in your house that must be de-wormed should be a red flag to anyone. The problem is in America folks think "It can't happen here" as if were too "good" to be infected with parasites when in the rest of the entire world it's a very real and horrifying health issue.

Go to your doctor and say "I think I have parasites" and s/he will say "What countries have you traveled to recently" showing they don't have a clue. A huge portion of Americans are infected with them.

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Nice ! That's gross and informative.
Thanks ! I love hearing about stuff like that.
Hook worm, would that be considered a Mod ?
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Nice ! That's gross and informative.
Thanks ! I love hearing about stuff like that.
Hook worm, would that be considered a Mod ?
Yes, the Hookworm mod is very effective and expensive. Basically, when a Hummer is within range you basically hit the toggle switch and thousands of them crawl into the vehicle and turn it ... well, basically into this ...



Which is basically a cross between the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine and the Hummer with a little "sassy" color thrown in ...
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