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If you don’t have a cat, chances are that your garden will be a battle ground for all the other neighbourhood cats. Most likely, they will be digging, fouling and spraying regularly in your garden, trying to claim it as their territory from the other cats. It’s a constant battle and no doubt you are fed up with your garden constantly being invaded. Fortunately, cats are easily scared and any loud noises or things out of the ordinary are enough to make them keep away.
Please note that there isn’t a one-size fits all solution for repelling cats. It depends on your individual circumstances (size of garden, level of involvement you want to have etc…) and unfortunately all cat repellent products have their issues. When the recommended products require batteries (which are normally not included), you might find it cheaper to buy rechargeable batteries rather than spending out on a fresh set each time. Below
To make it easier for you to decide what to buy, below is a list that has narrowed it down the the 5 best cat repellents with some useful information attached. If you do see a product you are interested in, just click on the product and it will take you through to Amazon to make the purchase.
TOP 5 CAT REPELLENT PRODUCTS
#1 – RENTOKIL ULTRA SONIC CAT REPELLENT DEVICE £31.45
Great little cat repellent product that really does work in keeping cats away from your garden. It can be wall or fence mounted and requires 2 9V batteries (unfortunately not included). It emits a sound that is audible to humans but is not intrusive and you can simply switch it off if you are using your garden – it certainly works in scaring off cats! For extra-protection against the elements, simply wrap it in a plastic bag leaving the sensor visible. If you have a big garden you may find you need a second device, but it’s easy to set up and you should be very happy with the results, with cats fouling in your garden being a thing of the past.
#2 – PESTBYE ADVANCED CAT SCARER £29.95
PestBye know what they are doing with animal repellers and this cat repellent device is no exception. It can be powered by one 9V battery or plugged into the mains (both need to be bought separately) and mounted onto a fence or stuck into the ground via the accompanying plastic spike. If you have unwelcome cats digging or fouling in your garden, then you will find this is an excellent long term solution. Good on batteries, easy to set up and excellent at scaring cats away with it’s high-pitched sound. Simply read the other reviews on Amazon to see how satisfied people have been with it! Recommended and it’s excellently priced too.
#3 – PESTBYE BATTERY OPERATED CAT REPELLENT £16.95
Surprisingly cheap for all the functionality you get with this cat repellent. It has different settings for different animals that you want to repel. Another motion-activated sonic device, this works at a range of 40 ft and is well-built to cope with rain. Requires 4 xAA batteries so might be worth investing in a rechargeable set. Really does work at repelling cats, but please be aware that this doesn’t have an on/off button, so it’s on all the time. However it is cheaper than other options here, so it all depends on your budget.
#4 – SOLAR POWERED CAT REPELLENT DEVICE £29.99
Solar powered and includes rechargeable batteries for when there is no sun, so this is a great option if you want a cat repellent device you can just set up and leave to do it’s thing. Don’t make the mistake of mounting it somewhere that is always in the shade and bear in mind that the UK doesn’t always get it’s fair share of sun, so the idea may sound better in theory than in practice. However, when it is working, this repeller is effective in getting rid of cats from your garden so it’s really up to you whether you want to take the risk with this product or not.
#5 – DEFENDERS MEGA SONIC CAT REPELLER £24.39
A good solid cat repellent that is not going to win any awards for design but does work. You simply mount it on a fence or in the ground and ideally point it at the area where the cats tend to enter your garden. It takes AA batteries and emits a noise that will deter cats, dogs and foxes. Varuous incarnations of this repellent have been on the market for a while and it continues to be a popular purchase because of it’s effectiveness and reasonable price. Not the best cat repellent on the market but low-maintenance and very easy to install.
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