Matt explained: “Foxes and cats are more likely to move on from gardens where they don’t feel secure, so sudden lights, noises and sensations should scare off unwanted guests and prevent your garden from becoming a public toilet.
“Motion-activated lights are not only a good investment for your home’s safety, but they also conveniently keep foxes, cats and other pests at bay without bringing animals to harm.
“Alternatively, sprinklers are a popular option for struggling gardeners. Cats infamously aren’t fans of water, so making sure your grass and flowerbeds are damp will deter them from toileting in your garden.” Be aware that they may get used to certain methods so gardeners might like to try a variety of tactics.
4. Remove food sources
One reason cats and foxes may come sniffing around a garden is to “seek out food”, according to the expert. So he suggested: “You’ll need to remove bird feeders and make sure your bins are secure.