Top 5 best cat repellers for keeping cats out of your garden

Top 5 best cat repellers for keeping cats out of your garden

Top 5 best cat repellers for keeping cats out of your garden

The Best Cat Repellers & Repellents Reviewed

There are many popular cat repellers on the market, but which ones do really work.

It would great if there was one cat repellent or repeller, that works against all those pesky cats, and in all situations, one thing I can tell you is after our in depth research and testing, its clear this is not the case.

In reality while some gardeners experience success with one cat scarer or cat repellent/repeller, other gardeners may not find it as effective. The problem is, certain breeds of cat have different degrees of intelligence and so in certain situations react differently to different cat repellents.

We think that the reason for this,  could be as simple as the cat going into your garden is an old cat and simply cannot hear the ultra sonic cat repeller frequency or smell the cat repellent pellets, so a cat repeller, such as a motion activated water sprayer may work best (reviewed in more detail below).

pestbye cat repeller - our best pick

TOP PICK CAT REPELLER

PestBye Ultra Sonic Cat Repeller

Manufactured by 'PestBuy', this cat repeller is probably the most popular model available and its easy to see why.

It uses an infra-red PIR sensor which can detect cats up to 23ft away in a 80 degree arc. As soon as a cat triggers the device, it produces a high frequency noise that quickly sends the cat fleeing.

It does not effect birds which means it's wildlife friendly and comes with a 45 day money back guarantee.

If you not happy within 45 days, send it back and they will give you a full refund. 

Which areas are effected, and which method may work best for your garden

If the area effected is a open area, cat repellent pellets may not be suitable, but a sonic cat repeller or sprinker repeller may, where as if the problem area is in a small flower bed, surrounded by plants then cat repellent pellets may be a better solution.

The next problem could be, even if you think the sonic cat repeller would be ideal for your effected area as it is a large open lawn for example, the next issue is which sonic cat repeller would you even buy, being that there are lots of models to choose from or perhaps a water sprinkler would be better.

As a general rule we would recommend starting with a cheaper option and see if that keeps the local cats at bay your minimized your investment, if not then try and different option.

Contech Scarecrow Animal Repeller

VERY EFFECTIVE SPRINKLER SYSTEM

Contech ScareCrow Motion Activated Animal Repeller

This ScareCrow cat repeller uses the best motion activated technology to sense when a cat enters a certain area.

It then produces a quick burst of water and noise which will guarantee no cat with stay around for a wash.

A very effective device, which can even be used as a water sprinkler for watering your garden plants.

Works day or night, sun or shine!


MADE FROM REAL LIONS DUNG

Silent Roar Cat Repellent

Silent Roar has mixed reviews, but as I use it regularly and find it effective for me I decided to feature it here.

So what is it?, it is actually fertiliser pellets, which have been soaked in the real essence of lion dung and then dried.

The idea is that cats enter the area where the pellets have been spread and smell the scent of a larger cat (the lion). They then quickly retreat and do not return to the area as long as the cat does not think he is king of the jungle.

Ideally you want to spread it on flower beds around plants for best results and use gloves, oh and it non-toxic.

silent roar cat repellent

Example of a good cat repellent setup that has proved very effective for many people

Scared cat

Scared cat: source - commons.wikimedia.org

An example of what has worked for some people as discussed on forums, reviews we have read as well as our own testing, would be to use a sonic cat repeller or spinker over a large open area such as a lawn.

Then you would spread cat pellets, such as silent roar over small flower beds between plants and obstacles. You could also plant some cat repellent plants such as the 'scaredy cat plants' in small effected areas as well.

From all the discussions we have had on forums, reviews we have read as well as our own testing, other gardeners who have had cat problems, usually just trying one method does not work.

The only time this seems to have been successful was for other gardeners who only really have lawns to protect and they can place a sonic cat repeller or similar, to cover the whole area with no obstacles.

BEST CAT REPELLERS

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OUR BEST CAT REPELLER

PestBye  Battery Operated Cat Repeller

PestBye Cat Repeller

The ultrasonic cat repeller is one of the most popular types of cat repeller you can buy and generally is the quickest way to scare cats off.

The model by PestBuy is probably the best models available and has the reviews to prove it. On Amazon alone it has over 430 reviews and is the Number 1 sold product in the pet & wildlife animal control category.

It works by using a infra-red PIR sensor which sense the cats movement, once activated it emits a high frequency sound which cats do not like and will leave the area fast.

It can cover up to 23ft (7 meters) at a 80 degree arc, that an impressive total unobstructed working area of 184sq ft.

It is fully waterproof and comes with a stake, so you can stake it into the ground or you can fasten it to a wall or fence. The PestBuy cat repeller does not scare birds so is wildlife friendly.

pestbye cat repeller - our best pick

CONCLUSION

Sonic cat scarers work best when used in large open areas, cats do learn how to avoid the sensor which is why it needs to be in areas where cats need to pass though or where they can scan the problem area.


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THE BEST ALTERNATIVE TO A SONIC CAT REPELLER

ScareCrow Motion Activated Animal Repeller

ScareCrow cat repeller

The ScareCrow cat r?epeller is made by Contech Enterprises uses the same motion activated technology to detect animals but instead of making a high frequency sound it has a water sprinkler that combines a surprise spray of water with unexpected motion and noise of the sprinkler to create a safe, effective deterrent to unwanted cats.

It will protect an area of up to 1000 square feet of cover and runs off a 9 volt battery.

Simply setup and contact a hose pipe and its good to go, the battery last around 6 weeks to a few months depending on how often it is triggered.

What the video below to see it in action

spear and jackson razorsharp professional secateurs1

CONCLUSION

Its simple to setup by, simply using the stake provided to stake it into the ground, insert the battery (not included) and connect the hose and it is ready to protect your garden 24 hours a day.

One of the advantages is that is will not disturb neighbors cats and animals but is effective enough to keep them out of your garden.

The only real downside to this device is you need to have a hose pipe constantly contacted, not a problem for some, but may not be ideal for others.

Overall a fantastic device that is very effective against cat as well as other animals, but is more expensive than the sonic cat repellers?.

There are cheaper models available such as the PestBuy water jet repeller, but they tend to be cheaply made, including cheap plastic connections and you seem to get a lot of false triggers as the quality of the pir sensors are not up to scratch.

The ScareCrow animal repeller on the other hand is made to a very high quality with only quality parts and is most reliable and is worth the extra investment.


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A GREAT CHEAP SOLUTION

Fence Wall Spikes

fence wall cat spikes

Fence wall spikes have proved very successful but there are many brands available and the one that stands out as being the best quality is by a company called ‘The Cactus’ and they are UK Made.

These strips of spikes fasten to the top of your fence and will stop cats coming into your garden, they come in 4.5 meter lengths for around £6.00

wall fence spikes to prevent cats walking on fence

Fence Wall Spikes

CONCLUSION

These have been seen on TV ‘Country File’ with John Craven and could be a fix for your cat problem.

Some pointers to note is that we found you need to place them on a fence or wall that is at least 6ft tall.

The reason for this is that the cats have actually been known to walk on the spike, but they WILL NOT jump onto them. For this reason they need to be placed where cats have to jump to get onto the fence or wall to be most effective.

Another tip is, if you split each strip into 3 narrow strips, one pack with cover 13,5 meters instead of only 4.5 meters and there still just as effective.

Priority is to cause discomfort and NOT HARM Cats.


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A NATURAL CAT REPELLENT MADE FROM REAL LIONS DUNG

Silent Roar Cat Repellent

silent roar cat repellent

Silent roar has a interesting story and has proven very effective for some people. Being pellets it is best used in smaller areas where cats are pooing in small flower beds in small areas of the garden.

So what is is?, Silent Roar are actually fertilizer pellets which have been soaked in real essence of lion dung and dried. The idea is cats enter the area where the pellets have been spread and smell the scent of a larger cat (the lion).

They then quickly retreat and do not return to the area, this makes sense as this is how cats and lions scent there territory to warn off other cats.

OUR THOUGHTS

You may notice that it is sold as a fertiliser and not a cat repellent and it took some research to find out why. It did use to be sold as a cat repellent but then new EU rules can in that meant that EU certification was needed as cat repellents are usually made up of certain chemicals and they need the relevant EU certification to be able to put on the packet that it is a cat repellent.

You may notice that it is sold as a fertiliser and not a cat repellent and it took some research to find out why. It did use to be sold as a cat repellent but then new EU rules can in that meant that EU certification was needed as cat repellents are usually made up of certain chemicals and they need the relevant EU certification to be able to put on the packet that it is a cat repellent.

If you read the reviews in Amazon you will soon see the amazing success gardeners have had, using it as a cat repellent.

I have personally used silent roar on my garden for over 10 years now and it does seem to be very effective, I do see an odd cat now and again but they seem to just be passing through.


FINAL CONCLUSION

There are many cat repellents and repellers available and it is very clear that a mixture of a different types of repellents and repellers work best, unless you have a large open area such as a lawn, in which case the PestBuy ultrasonic cat repeller or ScareCrow water Repeller are without doubt, the best options for keeping cats at bay.

Silent Roar cat repellent seems to be the best pelleted option for spreading around beds and borders. so is all ways worth having some in stock.

pestbye cat repeller - our best pick

TOP PICK CAT REPELLER

PestBye Ultraso Sonic Cat Repeller

Manufactured by 'PestBuy', this cat repeller is probably the most popular model available and its easy to see why.

It uses an infra-red PIR sensor which can detect cats up to 23ft away in a 80 degree arc. As soon as a cat triggers the device, it produces a high frequency noise that quickly sends the cat fleeing.

It does not effect birds which means it's wildlife friendly and comes with a 45 day money back guarantee.

If you not happy within 45 days, send it back and they will give you a full refund. 

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