25 Ways to Annoy Your Neighbors

Updated on June 26, 2018
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Linda (Kaywood) Bilyeu is a self-published author. Her books are available on Amazon. She writes from the heart—there is no other way.

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Do You Have Annoying Neighbors?

I actually love my neighbors; they are the best. I have never had an issue or a grievance with them. As friendly neighbors, we have each others back. This is even true of the annoying ones.

Sure, they might not pick up their garbage can or recycling bins for a few days. They might not mow their lawn until the pets get lost in the tall blades of grass, but my nice neighbors mean well—the majority of the time at least.

Well, except for my neighbor with a sports car. For some reason, he enjoys idling and revving the engine for what seems like hours, but is just many minutes. Long enough to frighten my grandbaby while she is napping, but you know what they say about boys and their toys.

Just in case my neighbors are reading this, do not take offense. Please do not egg my house; I might need to borrow those eggs!

Other people aren't as lucky as I am. I've heard many tales from friends and family about how their neighbors could be rude, ruthless, and uncaring. I've heard stories of how selfish people could be.

It's time for some payback for them. These neighbors won't see you coming because they are too self-absorbed.

Disclaimer

These are just harmless ideas. Most of them are fictional. I accept no responsibility should you decide to use one or more of these clever creations. This is all in good jest and satirical; please keep that in mind!

Sometimes your neighbors really get on your nerves.
Sometimes your neighbors really get on your nerves. | Source

How to Make Your Neighbors Miserable

1. You could mow your lawn very early in the morning. Be sure to also use the leaf blower as often as possible. Leave no stone unturned and no leaf visible to the naked eye. You could also use a hedge trimmer or a chainsaw to do some yardwork, the louder the better.

2. You could have a few pizzas delivered to their address. When your neighbor refuses to pay because they didn't order them, tell the delivery driver that you'll buy them at a reduced price instead of them going to waste. Hey, it never hurts to ask.

3. Allow your pets to do their business in your neighbor's yard and don't use a pooper scooper. You could train your dog to poop directly where your neighbor would step out of his car. Yes, that has happened to a friend of mine. It wasn't intentional, just totally rude.

4. Doorbell ditch! Ring your neighbor's doorbell and then hide. Once they go indoors, wait ten minutes and then do it again. Then wait 20 minutes. Then 30 minutes. Then run like heck because chances are they are probably pissed and will be waiting for you on the other side of the door.

5. TP their tree! Tell them it's out of courtesy so now they won't run out of toilet paper. It's a bonus if it rains after you finish the job as that will make quite the mess!

TP-ing someone's house can work really well if they have trees and a large yard.
TP-ing someone's house can work really well if they have trees and a large yard. | Source

6. Place rubber snakes around their garden beds. Have the video camera ready for when they leap. Post the video on YouTube.

7. When a solicitor knocks on your door to sell you something, rave about how much your neighbor likes the product or organization and show them where your neighbor lives. Tell them your neighbor is shy and might need some coaxing to admit it!

8. Late at night turn up the volume on your stereo and add some karaoke to the mix! Make sure it is not easy-listening music. Heavy metal and techno are great choices!

9. Paint your house a bright yellow. When confronted, go into a rant how about much you love sunshine, and you want to be surrounded by the rays of the sun! As a bonus, you could make your yard blue, and the yellow/blue combination will surely drive your neighbor crazy!

10. Keep your dog outdoors and allow it to bark 24/7. Be sure and give them food and water. You are intentionally trying to annoy your neighbors, but don't neglect your pet.

Rubber Snakes in the Garden!

How to Get Back at Noisy Neighbors

11. Park your car in their parking spot. If they say something just break out into Britney Spears song, "Oops, I Did It Again."

12. Set up a basketball hoop in your driveway and play b-ball at all hours of the day and night. Dribble the ball as often as you want!

13. Place a telescope near your window. Have it peeking through the curtains. Be sure your neighbor is aware of it. You are officially a "peeping tom."

14. Weed your yard in your swimsuit or your birthday suit. Most people can't pull this off. There is a woman in my neighborhood who mows her lawn in heels and jeans in 90-degree temps; I'll never understand that.

15. Roast a pig in a backyard pit. Be sure the wind is blowing in the direction of your neighbors open windows. The more smoke the better. Also, you can get a similar effect from having a massive bonfire in your backyard.

16. Place a trail of sugar to your neighbors front porch! The ants will appreciate it, your neighbors won't.

17. Plant a Weeping Willow tree in your yard, but close to your neighbors property. Watch your neighbor weep as they try to escape the cascading willows to find their way home.

18. Use their garden hose to fill your swimming pool and then have a pool party and invite them.

19. If they have a sprinkler system, redirect their sprinkler heads to water your lawn.

A Movie About Bad Neighbors

More Ways to Annoy Your Neighbors

20. If you live in an apartment and the tenants above you have heavy feet, use your broom handle to bang on the ceiling. While they are sleeping.

21. Bake a plate of brownies and add an extra ingredient that they'll be buzzing about. Be sure your neighbor doesn't have a drug test coming up soon!

22. Prune flowers from their garden and give your wife a bouquet. Who needs a florist?

23. Why pay for a wireless network? Just use your friendly neighbors unsecured Internet access!

24. Borrow their Sunday paper. Read it. Clip the coupons. Return their paper.

25. Be adults. Call a truce. Shake hands. Proceed to #1 and start again.

How to Make Your Neighbors Move

If you're really looking to take it to the next level, you can try your hand at doing something that will make your neighbors consider moving. Again, keep in mind these suggestions are all in good fun.

  • Start putting out lots of food in your backyard to attract wild animals. Then cut a hole in your fence, so the animals go in your neighbor's backyard.
  • While they are away, sneak over and drain their pool.
  • Start dumping your food scraps in their yard. Not only will this be hard to clean up but it will attract more wild animals to your neighbor's yard.
  • Get your child a drum set and have them practice at odd times throughout the day. Keep your window open or have them practice outside. The noise will drive your neighbors crazy.
  • Hang a bunch of wind chimes on the outside of your house. That way when it gets windy, your neighbors won't be able to get a quiet moment.
  • Give your neighbors a pair of Bluetooth speakers as a gift. Then use your device to blast music into the speakers at random times during the day. You can easily sync your device to the speakers so long as you are not too far out of range. You can also blast creepy sounds to make your neighbors think their house is haunted.

Neighbors From Hell

Bonus Tip to Annoy Your Neighbors

Start a Facebook group for your neighborhood. Each time a neighbor voices their opinion, pounce on them and ridicule their post . . . just for the fun of it!

Instead of encouraging friendly conversation, see who can be the first one to piss off the other members. Chances are you could weed out the most annoying neighbors within this group.

Have you ever had an annoying neighbor?

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Questions & Answers

    © 2012 Linda Bilyeu

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        Steven 

        9 days ago

        If the dumb ass is out running around the yard in the middle of the night in underware. Hes probably barefoot. Put lots of tacks in the yard in the spot he keeps visiting

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        Colleen 

        2 weeks ago

        Our neighbor set off her car alarm at 8:40 on halloween nigbt because she wanted us to shut down halloween! !! She didnt even hand out candy!!!

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        We moved to the county to avoid neighbors. But stil 

        2 weeks ago

        Moved to the county to avoid neighbors, but still ened up with two of the worst!!!

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        van j. price 

        3 weeks ago

        Why would you do this I hate NEIGHBORS I love my PRIVACY...

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        Dreemsnake 

        4 weeks ago

        My neighbor mow, blows, and weed wacks every morning at 8 o’clock I have Lyme disease so I don’t sleep very well and don’t fall asleep until about 3am and my bedroom is right next to their house. They set up both of their roof gutters so they go under our fence and drain into our yard, and it’s weakening our rock wall. They crappy play music loudly. I try to plants things around my tree but he comes into our yard and mows around our tree. There are many more things but I’m so tired from another morning of mowing and my head is pounding. The grass and leaves are still soaked at this hour! My husband won’t let me complain because he doesn’t want trouble. We’ve already got trouble! I’m playing my drums tonight, in the backyard so that it doesn’t bother the other neighbors as much. That’s my problem is that the rest of my neighbors are great and I don’t want to annoy them while getting back at this jerk.

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        tommy 

        5 weeks ago

        my neighbour has a kid that fights his family and loud music so I took down the joining fence, my responsibility by law and I shit in my own yard, it annoys them too

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        KittyMeow 

        6 weeks ago

        @SumerRayne, such effort your comment holds, but... the disclaimer stated quite clearly this is purely satire... all in alleged "good fun"... not my cup of tea to be vengeful, but seriously, SR... chill. It's all good.

        Kudos for caring and having a good heart. :) Just remember when others are being silly for silliness's sake... and remember to chill. :D

        Meow! =^_^=

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        Anonymous 

        2 months ago

        Some of these pranks will get you shot. I'm just saying.

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        Mindy Mac. 

        2 months ago

        Some great ideas. Thank you.

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        John Doe 

        3 months ago

        Thank you!!!

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        JJ 

        3 months ago

        I am going to work hard to buy a comer lot house and buy the one beside it to put plants next time! To prevent fkers from spawning

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        cody young 

        3 months ago

        I have sn entitled neighbor. Claims hes a so called christian. Anyways, its a long story. Before my Grandma died shed let the neighbot walk his dogs over here for some reason and his dogs are seriously visciosus and dangerous. I let him walk them awlhile after my grandma died anyways one day his dog decided to jump on me and i told him to getboff private property. He got mouthy with me and told.me to get my mail box off his property. Our mailbox is on the county rd not his prooerty plus im in no authority to movr it since thats fedral. Cant stand entirled ppl. Im not against dogs but when they attack, thats enough.

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        nandor fred 

        4 months ago

        Spray their bike handles, wood pile, door handles, animals, washer, vents of their swamp cooler with round up. Give them all cancer and as they are sick, dying... do all the annoying shit this puke laughingly finds so clever.

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        Johne598 

        4 months ago

        This website is mostly a walkby for all the info you wished about this and didnt know who to ask. Glimpse right here, and also youll undoubtedly uncover it. dgbgdeaacedk

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        Harry White 

        4 months ago

        We have bad neighbors on BOTH sides of our home. It took time but once we stopped reacting to them...the issues went away. They now focus their negativity on others. The Amish call it "shunning". Like I said it will take time for them to realize you no longer care what they do or say. Think of them as children. Any reaction they can get out of you gives them pleasure. Don't react, no matter how much you want to. Take my word for it. This method works. Just to be clear. I did everything to stop them ie police calls and one fist to the head. Now they are not renting space in our heads. A MUST : Never talk to them or even look at them. They are dead to us. And they feel the same way about us. We love it.

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        john Andrews 

        5 months ago

        I bought a double decker bus to replace a caravan he complained about

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        Drake 

        5 months ago

        Most of your ideas are illegal.

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        j mac 

        6 months ago

        a lot of your items are not legal so make sure your not breaking the law as 'you could find yourself getting sued along with going to jail . i certainly am amazed this kind of stuff gets on the internet and the person that wrote this hasn't been sued yet your an idiot

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        Mariah Mcconnell 

        6 months ago

        How can i stop a next door neighbor from coming over 24/7

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        Mariah Mcconnell 

        6 months ago

        My boy friend has chosen the nextdoor neighbor over me his girl friend there constantly together.what can i do.

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        The dam basketball 

        6 months ago

        My neighbor has basketball goal in driveway.I get up at 530 am work 8to 4.Come home go to bed at 430 PM. GET up at 930 pm.WORK midnight to 8am .So at 5 PM kid bounces ball.Which is 6 feet from my exterior bedroom wall.For 3 hours.With ball hitting side of house several times .

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        Neighbour is a liberal crook 

        6 months ago

        Yes and hello, I live in simcoe ontario and a few years ago I had noticed mothers land getting smaller trees where now in the next doors yard, so I set some marker, traps in other words, and I was right cause I had a survey done and sure enough 5 feet on either side of house these two are both liberal teachers also Kim and Paul they both teach in Norfolk somewhere. Crooks!!

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        ang lian chai 

        7 months ago

        lee siew huay put camera and watch neighbours 24/7

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        Diane rastall 

        7 months ago

        My next door neighbour as a fish tank pump on wooden floor vibrating through my house and me keeping me up all night coursing so much pain

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        Jason 

        8 months ago

        This is the worst advice. My neighbor downstairs play music until 11-1am which is way past the allowed time. They also hammer on the wall/ceiling for no reason at all. I'm starting to think they may have some kind of mental illness.

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        Heidi 

        8 months ago

        You try this in Australia and you'll get visits from the ranger, the cops, RSPCA. The writer may not have realised that some of these suggestions are actually breaking the law.

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        mez 

        8 months ago

        I have never read dumber advice. What are you 12?

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        Bobby 

        8 months ago

        Go on Craig’s list write a escort ad and put there number!! It works!!!!! Lol

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        danny wilby 

        8 months ago

        if being stupid was a crime half the population would be in prison

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        Ann 

        9 months ago

        My brother has the absolute worst nasty trashy inbreed neighbors EVER!! They don’t clean throw trash everywhere don’t bathe stink and have drug traffic all the time the landlord don’t care he don’t have to live beside it he just collects the rent maybe if he had to live beside the damn inbreeds he’d understand!!! I HATE THEM!! I’ll be glad when they move the hell away!!!

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        The punisher 

        9 months ago

        Simple solution. Ski mask,gloves,and a tire iron. Break his fucking legs so he needs major hip re-placement surgery.Works wonders,since the law is useless. It's called justice. The Punisher.

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        Don't 

        9 months ago

        Don't leave your dog outside 24/7 just to annoy your neighbours... Yeah your neighbours might be wankers, but no need to punish the dog. Most dogs don't want to be outside 24/7, they're social dogs and they love you and you should love them. If you own a dog you own it to keep it as part of your family - would you lock out your mother and let her scream 24/7? I mean... maybe you would.

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        Cody 

        10 months ago

        I'm renting and neighbour next door driving me mad with noisy TV, and occasion loud banging, music and loud talking if don't stop soon fear will Louise it and pay them visit with hammer and all.

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        Big Ruby 

        10 months ago

        I just moved into a house I'm renting and the neighbor in the back of us was hovering over the fence and my dogs were going crazy. Saying my dogs were vicious well hello don't hover over the fence. There is this tree that my landlord has limbs that go over the fence. Well today he came over the fence enough to cut the limb and throw it to my side if the fence. HEY YOU! YOU HOVERED OVER THE FENCE WITH A SHARP TOOL COMING IN ABOUT A FOOT INTO MY PROPERTY A DAMANGED A TREE AND THEN YOU WANT ME TO CLEAN YOUR MESS I DON'T FING THINK SO. I CALL THE PD THEY DIDN'T DO ANYTHING. I JUST WANT TO ANNOY HIM SO BAD. I'M GONNA MAKE WIND CHIMES OUT BEER CANS AND SEE HOW THAT WORKS FOR HIM.

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        Sandra Brown 

        11 months ago

        I have a new neighbour that moved into the flat below me. I was in bed as I had just finished a night shift. The knocking was persistent so I eventually got out of my bed with my tired self and I went into the lounge and casually looked out of my window with the blinds to see who it was. I noticed that the new neighbour was standing and was looking directly up at my window for movement. However I knew it had seen me so I thought to myself let me go to the front door and see what it wanted. I opened the front door and it asked if I had a philips screwdriver with an apology and he also indroduced itself to me I told it that I have, so I said give me a min while I fetch it. I gave it the screwdriver and it said that he needed it to remove something on the floor in the flat it began to tell me about itself and it has a dog and where I live dogs are not allowed it the properties given and it knew this and it asked if I like dogs and I said no. it also said that it will be going into hospital because it has a boil on its bottom

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        WAZY 

        12 months ago

        I HAVE ONE AND A REAL IDIOT. HE IS ALWAYS SAYING THEY CAN'T AFFORD THAT AND COMPLAIN ABOUT PEOPLE PARKING IN FRONT OF HIS HOUSE. I WILL FIX THE IDIOT.

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        Grieta 

        12 months ago

        I have that neighbours from hell also, they moved in, in 2013. He didn't want to work for a boss any more so he started a panel beating and spray painting business in a residential area and the fumes and noise are killing us. We took all the right steps to stop him but he is above all and I wish they pack-up and leave because they are those people "there goes the neighbourhood" and I want to vomit each and every time I see them, which I can vomit in his face. Because I called upon the council and law to stop this unlawful business then they opens a case of harassment against me!!!! So the magistrate gave him a harassment order against me so I have to keep my mouth shout about his unlawful business and now we have to life with the noise and fumes day in and till the midnight hours.

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        sam 

        12 months ago

        I have the neighbour from hell. It all started when i ask the son not to kick the ball against the fence, as it is under my lounge window and I work shift work. We had words, next she started putting her garbage bins out the front of my house near my bedroom window, load up the bin and leaving the lid open. So i moved it back in front of her place. She came out and abuse me and pushed the bin over. So I moved her bin across the road, then up the street, them she tied her rubbish in bags and hang theb over the fence, play loud music for hours on end. Leaving the car on under my bedroom window so all the smell from the diesel comes into the house. So we have to close the windows.

        She has illegally dump rubbish on my nature stip and throw rubbish over the fence. She has assault me three times. each time I went to the police and stated the police stated is was her word against mine, although I had icecream all over me.

        They say they can do nothing. Now she gets her son to bounce the ball under my lounge window, and uses the blower to blow the dust into my house. If I don.t close the windows the house is fill with dust. The clothes on the back porch are all dust and need to be washed again.

        These people have high profile careers and behaviour badly every single day. They let the dog out over night and it barks all night and early hours of the morning. I have contact the council and they do nothing.

        This i a harassment. It appears that my rights are not valid and these people are allow to behaviour badly and the law the council do nothing. We ignore the neighbours from hell. We do not speak at all. When they go away, life is good. We are hoping they will move. Her teenage daughter, has moved out stating her mother does terrible things, and is mad and has gone to live with the father. We know the fathers parents. When she first moved in next door we we told she was confrontational. But never in our wildest dreams we would have to put up with such bad behaviour.

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        Your Name 

        12 months ago

        They got a pool - go scoop road kill up one night and toss it into their pool

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        Mr X 

        12 months ago

        When logic and reasoning defy your neighbour the last resort is silent revenge. It's quite simple........blow their hot water system pilot light out . . . . enjoy that cold shower.......ya prick!

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        Elton 

        12 months ago

        My neighbor said he would pay 1/2 our dividing fence then refused to pay when the bill came. Things like "well you are the sucker because I didn't sign anything"

        We had to pay for the whole lot even though he agreed and instructed the contractor how he wanted "his fence".

        It is neighbors like mine that you consider googling "how to piss your neighbor off"

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        12 months ago from Orlando, FL

        But you read it anyway! :)

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        Adrian Bartlett 

        12 months ago

        This has to be the worst forum I have ever read

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        Larry Moe 

        13 months ago

        Could this be any stupider...paint your home an awful color to annoy someone, put plastic snakes in their garden, let dog poop on their property...writer...some of this could get you a fine.....get a freakin' life idiot!

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        BESTGUY2016 

        13 months ago

        I don't have neighbours.

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        Kelly 

        15 months ago

        In response to the below comment, Here's an idea....just leave her alone. Have you looked at yourself to see how you are contributing to the problem? Maybe she doesn't like you because you gossip with the other neighbors about how she doesn't talk to anyone. If you weren't doing anything wrong, what could she possibly antagonize you for? Think about it. I don't think she is going to move just because you want her to so good luck with that. I have the neighbors from hell who are nosy and gossip about everyone because they have nothing going on in their lives otherwise. If everyone would get a life and mind their own business, this world would be a much better place.

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        Bad neighbours 

        15 months ago

        My neighbour is so awful, she has been a nightmare since she moved next door. She likes to antagonise us, it's like it's her past time, tried being nice but she is nasty. I want her to move. She doesn't talk or acknowledge anyone in the street.

        I tried to kindness and understanding and patience. Nothing works. Any ideas??? I don't want harm I just want her to leave.

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        lucky 

        15 months ago

        Well,evil neighbours need to be avoided.But what if they coming attacking you physically?

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        Maxine 

        16 months ago

        Add Yoys so voolour Comment...

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        Jodi 

        17 months ago

        I wasn't were I lived before but the people I live beside now are terrible!! All over my property they all were using it for their own use at the time I got it and I stopped them!! From parking cars on me letting their dogs run free on me and riding their forweelers !! So now that stared a war never would have guessed !! I have put ATD cameras in all around because of the arguments we have had don't trust these people at all the cops have been called we don't walk in each other's yards lol when u cut grass u stay on the property line and my lovely neighbors come outside and stand to see if I go over the line it's BS I no but they are ASSHOLES so they have made me one to !! In 4 years I have been here i found out the wright away that's on my property isn't property designed in my deed so the people that use it have taken me to court because it runs under my driveway and into my yard and they are just being ASSHOLES to so WOW it gets better there are so many stories but the new one is they called the dog pound and my dog is in a underground fence and he got hurt some how there and need surgery So they told the Animal Control he attacked a person!! Such a lie and they believe this crap

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        Jodi 

        17 months ago

        I didn't until I moved here now I have 3 horrible ones !! Mine has got so bad I spray painted the outside of my private fence pink , green, yellow !! Just so it looks bad on there side if they don't like it ! They can put up there own fence!! The other people I am in court with over my property so it's bad living in my neighborhood

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        From the Country 

        20 months ago

        If you live out in the country like I do. Get hogs with self feeders and guineas is awesome.

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        anon 

        20 months ago

        You must be kidding. Don't do this crap for real. Do it to the wrong people, and you will wish you lived alone on an island. Some people are vicious and play very dirty. This is just asking for lots of trouble.

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        rajesh 

        21 months ago

        always

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        21 months ago from Orlando, FL

        Broward County...I've heard stories about that place! Ha! Good luck, Janis!

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        Janis 

        21 months ago

        I have neighbors nobody would want to know about.I wish they were just the normal but they are not. It isn't funny to live with the dead on two legs but this is BROWARD COUNTY FLA. YOU PEOPLE ARE LUCKIER THAN I.

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        Harley 

        22 months ago

        I'm thinking of planting the most invasive species of plants I can find into their garden some like trumpet vine and bamboo which once grown cannot be removed without poison and even then it's almost impossible to kill

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        beans 

        2 years ago

        what if they are your backyard neighbors?

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        jeweldbrat 

        2 years ago

        I have the most annoying neighbors . You never get used to it. For 26 years they have sat in there garage directly across the street rain or shine . lawn chairs aimed at my house. And stair at me they are all on disability so only 1 person works. so all day long,they sit, when they have company over that is where they entertain. if i have an argument with my grown sons . they don't call the police, they just gossip about my conversations. years ago while crossing the living room from the bathroom in a towel they waved at me.they comment to me if i get up at night to use the bathroom alot.

        or make rude jokes about it.

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        Carol Burnett 

        2 years ago

        OMG!!! You are so funny!! I did #3 and my neighbor caught me and sued me! Funny right? Now they have 24/7 security!! Oops! My bad is what I said in front of the judge!

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        2 years ago from Orlando, FL

        DB, actually a 50-something with a sense of humor and has been a homeowner for over 30 years. With over a quarter of a million views this article is harmless and taken with a grain of salt.

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        D.B 

        2 years ago

        Well maybe you do not know but some are actually NOT legal and your neighbor can bring you in court for- most- of these things-plus if they have any real proofs you DID any of those things, the chances he/she wins are very high. Be careful with neighbors-it usually ends very messy. You think you'll be able to make them move away? C'mon-be realistic and realise that if you cross over on their field without approval they can truly make your life worse. That was fun to read, but please don't...or do if you want to Deal with consequences! There is NOTHING worse than a neighbor. Some actually went on to shoot/stab themselves and ended up in jail.

        I truly believe this article was written by a 14 year old kid with no real experience of home owner.

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        Mooie 

        2 years ago

        I live on a couple acres about 7 miles from town, and have two neighbors that are driving me crazy. I love to shoot and have been doing so for over 10 years. Recently my neighbors decided they didn't want me shooting any longer and I have had major problems sense. 'Mr' jumped the fence coming over yelling, turning red as a beet, came into my home yelling and when left broke the door. The next morning a ladder that had been between the properties was thrown into my yard, broke, and apparent damage to my electric gate was attempted. The lawn in front of my place was also ripped up by his truck. Later on I was out hammering in a fence post when he came over with his lawn mower, mowed up against me trying to knock me off my ladder...I am short. Scared me to death. Also road his mower to where rocks were shooting up at me. When the police arrived his wife said she watched the entire episode and all HE was doing was mowing my lawn. He doesn't mow my lawn, I do. Yesterday I was mowing down by his property and was hit in the head with something that felt like a rock. Lot of blood but otherwise ok. I just kept on mowing. The police suggested I get security cameras, but then the neighbors scramble them. I need witnesses or pictures. The people across the street moved in somewhere around the time all my troubles started and became friends with my other neighbors. They don't do anything except scramble my security system and stand up for everything my other neighbors say. I honestly think they saw HIM trying to run me over with the lawn mower, but kept quite.

        I have seen an attorney and thought I got the shooting settled, but the letter the attorney sent just caused more problems. I have requested to meet and talk with mediators, but no one will do this. I have also chosen, sense the very beginning, to just ignore my neighbors and not talk with them. Just get along with my life. This doesn't go over well at all. I don't want to move until I am finished with school. I am a military widow and both these families have a husband and wife. I don't know what to do.

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        Anon 

        2 years ago

        You all might this is very funny, but when you work for a lifetime to buy a house then have JUVENILE ADULTS move in and 1)Try to build on your property 2)Build a deck 40 feet from their house but 10 feet from inside yours, looking into your bedrooms/bathrooms 3)Decide that your front yard is park/playground 5) Set up an all night pool hall out of their garage with 50 folks or more over each night 6) Try to steal your pets, even though they have their own they can't take care of properly 7) Park their extra vehicles in your driveway whenever you're gone more than 2 days 8)block you from building a privacy fence 9)allow their own juvenile delinquents to bother you, go through your vehicles/walk in the house/sneak into the garage and steal whatever isn't nailed down 10)The best one? When the most obnoxious, loudest partyers become parents and think the world should become a quiet, slow moving nursery for their brats, because they have to. Happens.Every.Time.

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        2 years ago from Orlando, FL

        Great idea, Thugzta! Ha!

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        Thugzta 

        2 years ago

        Stink bombs are the best

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        2 years ago from Orlando, FL

        LOL! I do not endorse that behavior Doug.

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        stella vadakin 

        2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

        I like the thing with the snake the best. I have only had one bad neighbor in my life so I suppose I have done good. Enjoy reading, Stella

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        3 years ago from Orlando, FL

        That's a good one, Terry!

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        Terry 

        3 years ago

        I'll probably use the sugar on the porch thing the most

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        3 years ago from Orlando, FL

        Hey Nick! Thank you for the added tips! :)

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        nick 

        3 years ago

        Just to add......you could buy a universal remote and play with their tv.

        or ive read you can also take over peoples speakers with some sort of CB device thingy.......ghostly goings on in the middle of the night!

        or they may have snazzy bluetooth speakers.....im sure they can be hacked!

        Yes.....my neighbours are annoying

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        nick 

        3 years ago

        Im not sure about the peeping tom one.......you want to annoy your neighbours, not be known as the neighbourhood perv!!

        *puts telescope away*

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        Paula 

        3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

        this hub is 2 yrs old and I still don't have neighbors.....HOWEVER, since a move is in my near future, I may soon have neighbors and you can bet your BUTT, I'll keep a copy of this list on my kitchen wall! LOL.....

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        3 years ago from Orlando, FL

        Hi Effer, I totally forgot about the Steve Harvey Show contacting me! Too funny...that seems like so long ago when it was just a few months ago.

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        3 years ago from Orlando, FL

        Hi Thomas, Thanks for sharing your opinion...hopefully you read between the lines and found some humor within this list. Agree, people can be rude. Luckily I don't know too many of these people.

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        Paula 

        4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

        What??? Sister-FAM......you get more TV time than Effing OPRAH! LMAO! The Steve Harvey Show! I'll be damned! That would be the ultimate. I would travel any number of miles to sit in that audience if you appear on that show! You absolutely slay me GF! Next thing you know, I'm gonna be standing on a street corner selling your damned autograph!

        The thing that upsets me about this hub is that I DON'T HAVE ANY NEIGHBORS AND IT MAKES ME MAD!!!!!!

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        BooBOO 

        4 years ago

        My neighbour had a petition to kick me out of the neighbourhood and when I found out I put my stereo speakers outside pointed towards his house and played very loud Nazareth " Now you messing with a son of a bitch" He finally came over and vented what his problem was. Now he has started to stare and point at my house and I need to do something ?

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        4 years ago from Orlando, FL

        Thanks Y'all for sharing your annoying neighbor stories! This article must be doing something right, I was contacted via HubPages by a producer of The Steve Harvey show for a segment they are working on about "annoying neighbors!" :)

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        Catt 

        4 years ago

        I have the worst neighbors you could ever imagine,, they park in front of my house in the very early morning hours ,, making all kinds of noise, then let their kids out of the car to run around all over my yard! If I let my dog out on my enclosed porch to bark at them they call animal control to try to get my dog taken away from me. After seven times calling animal control I can get fined or loose my dog! I have the meanest selfish neighbors in the whole world!

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        Paula 

        4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

        peter.....It sounds to me like your neighbor who "borrows" continually has fallen in to an annoying habit. She is obviously mistaking you and your home as the corner store!

        Regardless of how long this has been going on, you can STOP this. As often as you can, do not answer the door (or the phone) when you are sure it is her...or her kids. This will help a little in giving a silent "message."

        Has it ever occurred to you to simply tell her you do not HAVE what she needs to borrow? If it's a tool, just tell her it's broken or that someone else has borrowed it. You may not want to tell these white lies and I don't blame you, but it beats getting into an argument or neighborhood war!

        You certainly don't need to go to the extreme of moving! You have a right to live where you choose in peace and happiness.

        What you need is some backbone and confidence. You can suggest nicely to her that you are not her personal supply company and that she should go to the store like every one else, and purchase what it is she needs. Smile and wish her well, but just do NOT keep giving her what she asks for. It's really this simple.

        BTW...if she is doing this to you, she may be doing it to others also. Eventually she will make a complete pest of herself until every one avoids her, does not speak to her or respond to her begging.......and perhaps she will move into another neighborhood with brand new VICTIMS!! Good luck!

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        peter1969 

        4 years ago

        hello everybody , I googled a question and it brought me to this site , I have the worst neighbours for borrowing things , the same things year after year , and yet she buys tattoos , spends money on the top sky tv package, just had virgin media installed , but she knocks on my door [ or she gets her kids to ] and borrows things , and i'm going to give you a small list, are you ready lets go , mint sauce , milk , tea bags , sugar , money, money for electricity, money for pizza , game controller , saws , hammers , hooks , blower, lawn mower , eggs, bacon , flour, peas, Yorkshire puddings , the list goes on and on and I've had enough , I've done the be good to the neighbour thing , and now there taking the mick out of me , yes I am getting really really angry with it all , its not funny anymore , I have to deal with her cats using my garden as there toilet , in a nutshell I love my home , but I don't want to live here anymore . any advice

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        annoyed neighbor 

        4 years ago

        Fill condoms with lotion and throw all over their yard

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        Areuserious 

        4 years ago

        I'm sorry but this "article" is a very very very stupid. Are you 12?

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        Zenab 

        4 years ago

        These ideas are really good .i am going to do all of these pranks

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        RealityStrikes 

        4 years ago

        Rhonda, your neighbour has a behavioural problem, from what you say. IF she has a mental illness, (and are unqualified to assess that?), your latter comments are cruel and discriminatory. Mental illness is classified as a disability and is likely to be far more difficult for the sufferor to live with than it is for you to live nearby her. Please refrain from denigrating people who are ill, it is often not their fault. You should obtain some professional advice from a mental health professional about how you should deal with your issues with her.

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        5 years ago from Orlando, FL

        Oh my Rhonda! I feel for you and your fellow neighbors. Luckily I never had a neighbor like her. I wish you good luck!

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        Rhonda 

        5 years ago

        I have THE worst neighbor ever, and dumb as a stick to boot. Don't try reason or rational thinking with this one. Been waiting for the old bat to die, but Im thinking she is truly immortal.

        She has tried poisoning the neighbor animals, pours caustic chemicals directly into the ground, been seen in the middle of the street giving the bird to anyone who goes by, it is endless. This is a woman who never got past the 6th grade. Did i mention she is mentally ill, but her family will not commit her/plus the daughter seems to have inherited it. God help us all

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        5 years ago from Orlando, FL

        I hope you feel a bit better now Pixie after venting. I understand your frustration. Wishing you good luck with your annoying neighbor.

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        PixieDust 

        5 years ago

        I don't like my neighbor. When I first moved in, everyone was nice and civilized. As times goes on, you can see the nastiness creeping out. Once in Halloween, my daughter asked the neighbor's younger kid if she wanted a candy and she threw it over with a really bad aim. The father then turned around and said 'here let me throw you one' and chuck the candy right off the porch. Good grief, a 40's year old grown man picking a fight with an 8 years old girl! After that I don't really talk to them. Then when we have to fix up our front lawn, we actually went to give them advanced notice ( not that I have to ). So they asked me when am I getting it done, what am I getting done because they have to get new grass on their lawn and where are we going to park the trailer (!!!!???). Next day 8 am in the morning when the workers were at my home cleaning up the lawn, guess who is up bright and early standing at his porch and watching and asking why I am getting rid of the plants!! Oh i am not done yet. Next day, the wife was out in the front lawn 'taking pictures' of their daughter while a bunch of people were digging my lawn. Then the next day, the husband came up to the worker and advised them where the dividing line was. So is it wrong that I don't like them. I really don't and every time I talked to them, they ended up pissing me off. So I don't talk to them. I barely have time for people I like, I am certainly not going to waste my breathe in people I don't like. I hope they move!!!!!

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        5 years ago from Orlando, FL

        Way to go PNJ! You are quite the rebel! :)

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        Mary 

        5 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

        I hate to admit it but I once mowed my yard at 6:30 in the morning because I had a neighbor who liked to play their music so loud it shook my house all night. One morning I had enough of their shenanigans and declared noise war, Lol. I mowed for a whole hour just to make noise, they never kept me up playing loud music again. The funny thing about it is not so long after that I became friends with my neighbor, so I guess in a way it broke the ice, voted up and shared.

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        5 years ago from Orlando, FL

        Hi Kevin, I'm glad I was able to help out with tips to annoy your neighbor. Send them my way if they also need ideas :)

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        Kevin Peter 

        5 years ago from Global Citizen

        The different ways you described in the hub to annoy neighbours are both funny as well as useful. Great hub.

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        5 years ago from Orlando, FL

        Hi Lisa and foxrocks, I'm glad you picked up some pointers. Good luck to your neighbors! :)

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        Destiny Hebelka 

        5 years ago from Schuylkill Haven

        Ok, Thanks. Now I know how to annoy my neighbor.

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        Elizabeth Rayen 

        5 years ago from California

        OK.. I haven't seen this hub in awhile and when I saw it up on the main board I just had to come and read it again.. the funny thing is.. I still stand by my first comment.. I would like to do them all to a couple of "so-called" neighbors..but I would have to have a couple of margaritas before I got the nerve to go on a neighbor rampage! LOL Love it Linda...even funnier the 2nd time around!

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        Linda Bilyeu 

        5 years ago from Orlando, FL

        Thanks Neinahpets and Josephbarrett for your comments!

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        Joseph Barrett 

        5 years ago from South Carolina

        All these ways are very interesting and definitely annoying, but I like # 2 and # 7. Very amazing suggestions to have fun with annoying neighbors.... :)

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        Stephanie 

        5 years ago from Canada

        #8 drives me INSANE when my neighbors upstairs do that and let it echo through the vents in this apartment complex... Ugh! Great hub!

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