What are some effective ways of keeping cats off the TV counter for a long term? My cat loves to climb my TV counter, which it probably shouldn't because it can cause him some serious damage with getting tangled with TV wires, or worse, possibly a minor electric shock.
I have looked around and found using an aluminum foil sheet or double-sided tape as easy way to get around the problem, and my cat doesn't really look keen to be climbing the TV counter at present with all the double-sided tape and foil there.
But is the above a good strategy to go by? Will my cat avoid the TV counter even after I remove the foil and tapes after a week or so? Also, if yes, how long should I keep the tape applied and foil placed at the spot?