Keeping Cats From Christmas Trees

If you have a cat, then you know that your furry friend is usually mischievous. When you put up your Christmas tree, you might wonder about whether your cat will try to climb to the top or stay away from the ornaments and lights. If you’re worried about what your cat might do, there are some interesting things you can do to keep your pet away. One easy way to try to keep cats away from your tree is to lightly spray it with orange oil. You can mix the oil with water or even use orange juice mixed with water. Cats usually don’t like the smell of citrus, so they will likely stay away for a few days until you spray the tree again. Another idea is to put orange peels under the tree. You can also try citronella on a cotton ball. Hot sauce is another option to try if you don’t want your cat snooping around the base of the tree. All you have to do is put a small amount on the base of the tree. The same concept can be used with distilled vinegar or camphor. Anything that has a strong odor to cats or that has an acidic odor and taste will usually keep cats from your tree.