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Best cat scarer and repellers for outdoors [UK]: Ultrasonic and solar cat repellers reviewed and compared

This article was last updated on November 23rd, 2021 at 3:45 am

Cats, as cute as they are, are a law unto themselves and if you have neighbours that let theirs wander around freely, there is a good chance that your garden will become its playground.

Our feline friends can be a nuisance in a number of ways, from chasing the birds away from the feeder or bird bath, to just straight out taking a number two right on your freshly mowed lawn.

If you are having frequent problems with cats, and believe me I know how frustrating it can be, it could be time to spend a few quid on a cat scarer to let the cats know they are not welcome.

In this article, we will review the best cat scarers you can currently buy so you don’t have to waste time shopping around. First though, let me explain a few things about cat scarers so we are all on the same page.

Comparison table: Best cat scarer and repellers for outdoors [UK]: Ultrasonic and solar cat repellers reviewed and compared

ProductWhat We ThinkPrice

Your's Bath 6 Pcs Cat Scat Mat with Spikes, Cat Repellent Mat

  •         Do a great job of deterring cats away from certain areas
  •         Inexpensive and durable
  •         Very versatile
  •         Won’t harm the animal
  •         Won’t disturb your pets or neigbours
  •         Will require some labour to set up the strips
  •         You will need a fair amount to cover a large area and all entry points

Defenders Jet-Spray Pond & Garden Protector

  •         Made from good materials
  •         Water spray works well
  •         Good battery life
  •         Adjustable sensor and spray
  •         Some controls can be a bit fiddly at first
  •         No way to adjust spray width

PestBye® Jet Spray Battery Operated Motion Activated Cat Scarer & Repellent

  •         Easy to set up and operate
  •         Works well to deter cats
  •         Easy to adjust the spray width and range
  •         Adjustable motion sensor
  •         10 metre jet spray
  •         Water pressure can affect the performance of the device
  •         Would have been better with a metal ground stake instead of a plastic one

Pestbye® Battery Operated Motion Activated Waterproof Cat Repellent

  •         Well made, strong and sturdy.
  •         Completely weatherproof
  •         PIR infrared sensor reduces false alarms
  •         10 metres unobstructed working range
  •         Good battery life
  •         No dedicated off switch
  •         Need a screwdriver to access battery compartment

Aokeou 2021 Animal Repellent, Tri-face Ultrasonic Pest Repeller with PIR Motion Sensor

  •         Three-sided design gives great coverage
  •         Multiple modes
  •         Audible and inaudible sounds, and flashing light
  •         Solar powered but can be charged by USB
  •         IP44 waterproof tested
  •         Buttons are in a less than convenient place
  •         Can’t switch off blue LED light
  •         Alarm sounds when initially turned on

Selections Solar Powered Battery Operated Ultrasonic Cat Repeller

Selections GFA805 Solar Powered Battery Operated Ultrasonic Cat Repeller (Batteries Included)

  •         Solar powered, so good for the planet
  •         Can be topped up by USB cable
  •         Well built with metal ground spike
  •         Easy to use
  •         Available as battery only instead of solar powered
  •         Expensive when compared to some similar products
  •         Takes a while to start being effective
  •         Instructions aren’t that clear

Best cat scarers reviewed

Now it’s time to take a good look at the top cat scarers currently available. We’ll compare them for price, durability, and effectiveness, and sum things up neatly for you in our pros and cons bullet points that accompanies each review.



About Terry Smith

I’m Terry Smith from gardentoolbox.co.uk, a professional landscape designer, hobbyist gardener, and barbecue fanatic with 20 years experience building and restoring. So as you go through my site you'll watch me document some of the professional garden installs I make as well as the major projects I take on at home. While sharing those experiences and guiding you, I'll be recommending some great tools I use to enable this along the way so you can really buy in confidence. Always feel free to pop me a message: info@gardentoolbox.co.uk

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